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Discussion on: Who still regularly uses jQuery?

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I originally used it to solve browser compatibility, and it also helped make the language easier to read (for me!).

Fast forward 10 years, the C# MVC project I was working on is heavily split between backend (API) and frontend (Javascript). Sticking to what I know, there is heavy use of jQuery (also to replace a commercial control library). Eventually I realise this is beyond what it was made for and I'm re-inventing wheels or looking for plugins to help.

These days I get to use Angular, which has it's faults, but I refuse to drop back to the comfortable arms of jQuery, because I'm not having the problems it was originally solving for me.

I have trememndous respect for jQuery, but my coding style and needs have moved on.