1. It’s enormously popular
By that same token, if you want employers to be more keen on you, you should learn jQuery. Microsoft uses jQuery, ESPN uses jQuery, Google both uses and hosts jQuery. These are just a couple of the major companies that use the library. The actual list is quite long, and is telling of how ubiquitous jQuery has become since its initial release in 2006. This also means that the number of jQuery users is consistently growing. A strong, vibrant community ensures that the product will continue to live long and prosper, so to speak. You’re never going to be picking up or developing your jQuery skills in fear that it’s going to become a relic of the times. The bottom line is, jQuery is a Swiss army knife of a library, and everyone recognizes it.
2. For simplicity’s sake
var removal = document.getElementById(“test”);
This is what it looks like in jQuery:
3. To maximize functionality
At the end of the day, there’s no harm in learning jQuery at all. When I have the time (I’m currently devoting my resources to Swift first), I’ll be sure to explore jQuery and all that it has to offer. It’s easy to pick up, easy to implement, and it will help you achieve more success in web development. The community is constantly growing, it’s free to use, and organizations of all types love it. And if that’s the case, then maybe, if you don’t already, then you should too.