In part 1 of a 2 part series, John, Ward, and Craig talk through the history of jQuery, what it was used for, and why it's no longer used as the go to in web development the way it once was.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 186,
  title: 'Hey Siri, What's Up with JQuery? Part 1',
  topics: [ 
    'jQuery', 'JavaScript', 'history'
  guest: 'Maria Korneeva'
  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'John Papa', 'Craig Shoemaker'

Recording date: May 12, 2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

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  • 00:53 What do you think of jQuery these days?
  • 02:57 What is jQuery?
  • 06:44 What did jQuery do for you?
  • 10:38 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 11:42 What jQuery did for Craig
  • 13:44 What was Modernizr?
  • 18:01 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 19:03 Are we using jQuery today?
  • 21:32 What's wrong with jQuery?

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.