Day 5/100: Let a little JQuery into your life

Day 5 saw me play a little with JavaScript and JQuery. I've been a little leery of adding JQuery to my repertoire because I always worry about learning a way to hide complexity and eventually having to unlearn it because it hid something useful or didn't fully abstract away something away. That and my friend Rick seemed to have an almost apoplectic reaction whenever someone mentioned JQuery. He tended to prefer YUI, which Yahoo! unfortunately killed off (likely because people actually enjoyed using it and that's something that Yahoo! can't have. So I girded my loins and resolved to let myself learn JQuery. And while there's the joke "How do I do X in JQuery (which is essentially something in JavaScript) it does appear to get out of the way.