jQuery 1.8 Released

Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Business | by

jQueryjQuery 1.8 was released yesterday (I think it was later on yesterday, as I’m just hearing now).

You can read about the fixes at the official announcement on blog.jquery.com.  There’s a lot in this release.

Some of the highlights are:

  • Faster Selector Engine!
    As the core of jQuery, this is important
  • Automatic CSS Prefixing
    One step closer to browser agnostic CSS syntax (why do we need -moz?)
  •  Slimmed down Code
    According to the blog, the code size is a few hundred bytes smaller.  Good to know we get more toys and performance with less code.
  •  Modular jQuery
    You can now build your own jQuery library stripping out the portions you don’t want.  We’ve seen hints of this coming in jQuery 2.0, good to start seeing it now.
  • Many IE fixes
    Looks like the jQuery team has been hard at working making sure things work great in IE8 and other “non optimal” browsers

You can use the following CDNs to link / get the code:

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