John Resig: How and Why he built jQuery.


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jQuery creator John Resig talks with Charles Severance about the birth of the JavaScript library jQuery and how it came to play a key role in the browser software ecosystem. He says how and why he created jQuery.

John Resig: I started working on jQuery in 2005 before then it wasn’t jQuery wasn’t even a thing it was just a collection of tools that I had written it was mostly because I have been creating a number of websites and resources around that time and I kept wanting to have these certain utilities to make my development easier and part of that was one just working around sort of like the browser incompatibilities that existed at the time is you know yours Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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