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10 Interesting jQuery Facts and Stats

By Sam Deering



Some interesting stats and ramblings about jQuery – the free, open source software! Spread the word!!!


  1. We know of 19,909,315 websites that are using JQuery!
  2. 216,123 websites within the top million most visited sites use jQuery!
  3. jQuery 19,909,315 websites vs MooTools 2,083,324 websites.
  4. jQuery 19,909,315 websites vs Prototype 1,216,637 websites.
  5. jQuery 19,909,315 websites vs 1,008,167 websites.
  6. jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
  7. jQuery was released in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig.
  8. jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today. – wikipedia
  9. There is even a a jQuery-based Commodore 64 emulator!
  10. There is at least 4,830 official jquery plugins on the jquery plugin website!

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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