11 open source programming tools on the rise

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Open source programming tool on the rise: jQuery

These days many Web developers start off learning jQuery before trying to understand pure JavaScript because it's much more easy and efficient to manipulate the DOM. Part of its success is due to the layer of plug-ins created by its vast army of devotees. These plug-ins have become a quickly changing ecosystem filled with creative tools for enhancing websites and are usually easy to string together to create a coherent display. There are even some bigger collections of plug-ins that harmonize the widgets. jQuery Mobile, for instance, is dedicated to producing applications that run well on the small screens of smartphones.

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