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There is often confusion among beginners. Most of the time, when they ask a JavaScript question, what they really want is JQuery. In fact, every problem can be solved with JQuery.

We should make a synonym of and merge the two.

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    Now that's an April Fools that may trick some people :) Apr 1, 2014 at 15:47
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    Without the fun tag it'll be hard to find this later to delete it.
    – Lix
    Apr 1, 2014 at 16:12
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    @Lix taken care of (after peer review) ... I wonder if an increase in rep could solve this. brb mining unicoins.
    – rlemon
    Apr 1, 2014 at 16:13
  • @rlemon - The unicorn rep does not affect privileges ... or does it? No, it really doesn't.
    – Travis J
    Apr 1, 2014 at 16:30
  • @TravisJ all of that mining. and it doesn't effect privileges. What a sham.
    – rlemon
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:49
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    Congratulations on the first april fools post that is actually funny. Its only taken all-fricking-day Apr 1, 2014 at 23:03
  • @RichardTingle It's also the first April Fools' post that doesn't involve unicorns, I'm more proud of that achievement.
    – IQAndreas
    Apr 2, 2014 at 0:11
  • I think a "status-completed" is a bad tag here, I think "status-declined" would be the correct option.
    – peterh
    Sep 20, 2019 at 21:22

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That sounds reasonable. It's about time everyone dropped Javascript and tried jQuery.

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    I don't even... I just... April Fools.. Ha?.... NO!!!
    – rlemon
    Apr 1, 2014 at 15:51
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    I thought javascript and jQuery were the same thing? Can't we just delete javascript tag altogether?
    – Neil
    Apr 1, 2014 at 15:53
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    People get this wrong all the time. jQuery is a programming language focused on querying. JavaScript is just scripting in Java. It's possible to implement the JavaScript pattern using the jQuery language and it's actually quite common. As Douglas Crockford once put it "jQuery is da bomb lolz". Apr 1, 2014 at 15:54
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    And it's spelled Jake Weary, not jQuery Apr 1, 2014 at 15:55
  • I wish I could ban jquery from search results, so much noise Jul 5, 2016 at 10:09
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    @SuperUberDuper search for [javascript] -[jquery]?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jul 7, 2016 at 15:33
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I agree. There is no point in using esoteric javascript when the new jQuery language is available.

jQuery should be used everywhere especially when creating native applications on mobile devices.

jQuery jQuery jQuery bacon. Javascript is only for scripting, jQuery is for everything else.

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    jQuery is not a language, it's a library. Apr 1, 2014 at 15:46
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    jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery jQuery.
    – Blue Ice
    Apr 1, 2014 at 15:50
  • @BlueIce Scrip-ting Scrip-ting Apr 1, 2014 at 22:05
  • @BlueIce HODOR HODOR HODOR!
    – neminem
    Apr 1, 2014 at 23:53
  • I believe, there is not point in using java when we have new languages like Spring, Hibernate , jUnit languages. Why they even having new version for Java 8
    – Panther
    Dec 17, 2016 at 6:52
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Unfortunately there are still a few legacy COBOL systems out there running JavaScript (mostly corporate financial systems). These older systems aren't powerful enough to run the full jQuery stack, so we may need to keep the JavaScript tag around for a while longer.

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    jQuery.noCOBOLConflictMode(); solves this
    – rlemon
    Apr 1, 2014 at 16:09
  • This makes perfect sense! I heard JavaScript is still used in space...
    – VisioN
    Apr 1, 2014 at 16:09
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    @VisioN yes we use it alot, we used Javascript 1000 years ago...
    – Mr. Alien
    Apr 1, 2014 at 16:12

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