If you’ve ever created a website, you’ve surely used jQuery.
But hang on a minute – do you really need jQuery?
The answer is, as usual, complicated… but fascinating!
For example: the self-executing function.
What in the Sam Hill is that all about?!
(Updated February 2021 for PikaJS 1.2)
I had been using jQuery and PrototypeJS, and I needed to ditch PrototypeJS at long last.
My colleague Michael Franzl said, “Hey! Check out this Balalaika thing!”
So I did.
Unfortunately, Balalaika doesn’t give you many methods to do cool stuff. That’s left as an exercise for the programmer…
So, I decided to make my own jQuery, and PikaJS is the result!