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    All I here these days jQuery this, jQuery that when it comes down to JavaScript libraries. I have been using Moo.Fx and Mootools for quite a while now and like the platform that it provides, however is it time that I start using jQuery? Is it really that good? What benefits would I gain from transfering to jQuery?

    Also a question on maintenance, should JavaScript on websites be updated to the coding syntax and semantics of the latest release of the library they were coded in?
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    I love jQuery. I started using moo.fx awhile back and I think it was my first or second library that I tried, but jQuery just seems so much more fluid. I don't think the jQuery UI library is where it needs to be, but the core library is very nice.

    If the recommended syntax changed (a function is deprecated), then yes, you need to update your code or a release down the road may break your script.
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    I'm not one for frameworks, but I've just recently been looking into jquery after using YAHOO sparsely and must say that I like it quit a bit. Only what is necessary to the job done and it is extremely easy to understand if you have a understanding of javascript already.

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    hi, I had used Mootools and also Prototype before, but none of them was as cool as jQuery. I don't know why, code written in jQuery just looks great, and it's really simple. Simple but powerful.

    I think you should at least try it.

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    I think this guys just convinced me to study jQuery. I was in a dilemma with which Javascript Framework to go with. Thanks guys!
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    I remember reading somewhere that jquery is almost 200% faster than Prototype.
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    JQuery is essentially just a bunch or decorators that normalize functionality. Not much to study and that's the benefit.

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    Yes that's right.. That's the cool thing about jQuery, that you don't have to learn things.. It's like Ruby, more human then computer language..

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    Does anyone know of any unbiased comparisons of jQuery to MooTools on a blog or anywhere?

    Thanks again.
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