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Discussion on: jQuery: the king is dead

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Julien Maury Author

I think there might be a misunderstanding. My point is not that size is the number one reason to drop jQuery. I'm saying that I don't need jQuery like I needed at that time, so why would I load it on every single page of my websites and apps?

I just don't need it and I've seen poor usages :

don't use it only to make "quicker" DOM selections or essential operations.

When I said 88 kb is huge, it's because it's for nothing, and the impact is everything but insignificant. I prefer investing those kilobytes elsewhere, or best-case scenario, not investing them at all.

I find it's too expensive for the "performance budget".

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