Working with jQuery, Part 1: Intermediate JQuery, Using plug-ins to create and extend the jQuery functions
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Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: February 17, 2009
The popularity of jQuery owes a lot to its decision to include a plug-in architecture. This decision allows any number of third-party developers to create and extend the jQuery functions beyond the original library functions. The result is hundreds of plug-ins that provide nearly any type of function needed on a Web application. This article describes this plug-in architecture and explains how jQuery can help your Web application behave just like a desktop application.
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