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Learning jQuery Third Edition by Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer

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Our first jQuery-powered web page

Now that we have covered the range of features available to us with jQuery, we can examine how to put the library into action. To get started, we need a copy of jQuery.

Downloading jQuery

No installation is required. To use jQuery, we just need a publicly available copy of the file, whether that copy is on an external site or our own. As JavaScript is an interpreted language, there is no compilation or build phase to worry about. Whenever we need a page to have jQuery available, we will simply refer to the file's location from a <script> element in the HTML document.

The official jQuery website (http://jquery.com/) always has the most up-to-date, stable version of the library, which can be downloaded right from the ...

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