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jQuery now runs on every second website
Only seven years after that initial idea, the jQuery library now runs on every second website. An incredible achievement. In the last year, every 4 minutes one of the top 1 million sites started to use jQuery. It was the fastest growing web technology in 2011, and there is no sign of a saturation yet.
jQuery is used even more amongst the top 10,000 sites, with 58.8% usage rate, a bit less again amongst the top 1,000 sites with "only" 46.2%.
Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Yemen are remarkable in that they are the only countries where jQuery is not the most popular library. jQuery has also a relatively low usage rate in China (33.5%) and Japan (42.9%). The highest usage rates are in Macedonia (71.4%), Ireland (65.1%), Australia (64.7%) and amongst .edu sites (71.5%).
Another interesting finding of our surveys is the fact that jQuery sites are not overly keen on using the jQuery content delivery network. 73.4% of them don't use any CDN, and 94.2% of the rest use the Google Libraries API.
Congratulations to John Resig and the jQuery community. I think it is not too much to say that you have significantly contributed to change the way the web works today.
Rodrigo Asensio on 14 August 2012
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