Happy birthday, jQuery!

jQuery was first released on January 14th, 2006. Now, precisely three revolutions of planet Earth later, jQuery 1.3 is out.

This release features some significant changes and improvements. There’s all the usual speed improvements, of course, but what I like in particular is the way that jQuery is ditching browser sniffing in favour of feature detection. That’s the way to do it.

The way the community is developing is as interesting as the code. Sizzle, the CSS selector engine inside jQuery, has been spun off into its own standalone project so that it can be used by other libraries and frameworks. Meanwhile, the jQuery project itself is coming under the banner of the Software Freedom Conservancy to formalise its standing as free and open software.

Congratulations to John and the rest of the team. Congratulations also to fellow Brightonian Remy Sharp for putting together the very handy jQuery API browser. The boy done good.

Posted by Jeremy on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 at 8:55pm


I hope you had a happy celebration day! now get back to work, lol

# Posted by Who on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 9:37am

The new version looks great.

# Posted by Klingeltoene on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 2:24am

New version is delicious.

# Posted by Masent on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 5:07pm

For these three years you have done a great jod, guys! I hope that the next three years will be also so productive, as these were!

# Posted by Picasso on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 10:01am

Wow, it surely took some time but seeing the outcome the effort’s paid off. Keep up the good work guys.

# Posted by Pete on Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:22pm

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