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The real reason to avoid jQuery

Or How to avoid common SPA pitfalls when using 3rd party plugins This is a cross post of blog post I wrote and published for IsleOfCode on January 26, 2016 here. In the past few years, I've read countless blog posts, twitter rants and medium exposés detailing how jQuery isn't necessary, and why you should just write with "native" JavaScript. I disagree with these posts, because there are still a number things which jQuery handles which are not easy to replicate quickly unless you know the edge cases you need to handle. There is, however, a very major reason to avoid jQuery, and it has very l…

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