jQuery 3.0 Final released; Slimmer and faster

The jQuery Foundation has announced availability of jQuery 3.0 Final, latest stable release of popular javascript framework that will boost ability of programmers to develop dynamic web applications.

jQuery 3.0 is a result of almost two years of development effort. The new release of jQuery has removed some extra complicated backward compatibility like support for internet explorer 6-8 and is using some modern web APIs to create a slimmer library that faster and much more efficient.

jQuery 3.0 is going to be future of jQuery while the team will continue to provide support for 1.x and 2.x branches. However, there won't be any feature additions on these branches.

Finally, we’ve added something new to this release. Sometimes you don’t need ajax, or you prefer to use one of the many standalone libraries that focus on ajax requests. And often it is simpler to use a combination of CSS and class manipulation for all your web animations. Along with the regular version of jQuery that includes the ajax and effects modules, we’re releasing a “slim” version that excludes these modules. All in all, it excludes ajax, effects, and currently deprecated code. The size of jQuery is very rarely a load performance concern these days, but the slim build is about 6k gzipped bytes smaller than the regular version – 23.6k vs 30k.
Original release announcement of jQuery 3.0 Final is published in jQuery website.

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