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Hi! My name is John Slipper.

I do product management & frontend development in Auckland, New Zealand.

Is it time to drop JQuery?

With the adoption of a more standardised browser and gradual demise of the old nonconformists, isn’t is about time you started to learn vanilla JavaScript and stop relying on JQuery?

I have to say I’m firmly in the camp of yes. Don’t get me wrong, I can see myself using JQuery in projects for some time to come while it fits the spec. It is of course always a good idea to have an understanding of the underlying workings of JQuery and prepare for a future where it is no longer needed. This post by Todd Motto shows vanilla alternatives to JQuery code a lot of us use regularly and is well worth the read.