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Does JavaScript and jQuery mean the same thing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to post answers using libraries/frameworks/extensions not already mentioned? When is “use jQuery” not a valid answer to a JavaScript question? Why do 90% of people ...
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We have updated jQuery to 1.12.4 - please report related bugs here

We have updated the jQuery version that Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange use from version 1.7.1 to 1.12.4 today (Tuesday, September 27, 2016). jQuery is an infrastructure library, and we've been ...
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Is it okay to post answers using libraries/frameworks/extensions not already mentioned?

I see this mostly as people asking pure JavaScript questions and getting JQuery answers -- yes, I know about the meme, but I'm talking about serious answers here -- but I would guess that it happens ...
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“Get another job” answers and comments?

I'm not sure about other tags, but on [Perl] tag there's a fairly frequent pattern of someone asking "How do I do X given that my work imposes a technical limitation Y", and the answer - or more often ...
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What is the jQuery/Greasemonkey of Server Fault? And what will it be for Super User? [closed]

As a long-time user of Stack Overflow, I have noticed that a certain answer seems to be the 'catch-all' answer for that website: jQuery. It seems that if you have any type of question related to a ...
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When is “use JavaScript” an appropriate answer to an HTML/CSS question

I recently browsed this question about changing the appearance of an HTML select with CSS and HTML. I was wondering when use JavaScript is an acceptable solution to a "how do I do X with HTML/CSS" ...
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Is “Use A Framework” a valid answer?

In the same vein of https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45176/when-is-use-jquery-not-a-valid-answer-to-a-javascript-question I'm starting to see answers (won't name names) for very simple or ...
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Migrate or flag questions on MSE with stackoverflow tag?

In the MSE review queue, there are a few close flags for "question pertains only to a specific site", most seem to be questions specific to MSO tagged with stackoverflow. They all seem to be before ...
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What more can we do for string-manipulation questions that ask for a regex solution when non-regex solutions would be OK too?

I find we have a very common class of problem here: Someone needs to do some string manipulation They recognise that a regex is one of the possible solutions, even if there are valid solutions which ...
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Should we answer with a jQuery solution when the question only indicates Javascript?

Similar to this question but not quite the same. What are people's thoughts about posting a jQuery solution as an answer to a question, when the question doesn't indicate jQuery, only Javascript? My ...
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Ok to answer using another framework?

Let's say that a question is for a specific framework/library. Is it OK to give an answer which solves the problem but using another framework/library? Both in the same area (like OR/M or IoC ...
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Can we get a 2 reputation cost for mentioning boost or std::vector?

Maybe if the original question didn't mention them? In comments also. I will be grateful. A reputation barrier wouldn't do, because sometimes a low rep user could still rightfully mention them, and ...
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Remove the “addition” tag [closed]

There is no conceivable reason addition should exist. Barely anyone uses it, it doesn't have any followers, and really what kind of useful information could the tag "addition" possibly convey?