John Resig: API design has come up a lot. At the time Ibuilt jQuery, I was primarily coding in Perl, and Perl is allabout brevity. When I was working on the initial jQuery API, Ifocused a lot of brevity, what was the syntactically shortest wayto bind an event, for example. As a result, a brief API arosethat was also incidentally usable.
Charles Severance interviews jQuery inventor John Resig about how and why he built jQuery.
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