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jQuery and jQuery UI: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jay Blanchard

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10. Using Plugins

When jQuery was first introduced and found to be extendable, developers all over the world began developing their own libraries to take advantage of the features offered by the jQuery library. Many developers made their extensions to the jQuery library available to others and ultimately the extensions became known as plugins.

It seems that hardly a day goes by without a new jQuery plugin being introduced to the public. Developers have created plugins for displaying and manipulating images, handling form validation, performing complex animations, and much more. The choices are nearly endless, and there is typically more than one plugin that will solve a problem for you ...

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