Hi – so I just wanted to take an opportunity to enquire about the future of this library and what the plans are going forward in terms of updates and support.
This is also inline with an observable decrease in the number of releases being pushed, with just 3.2 and 3.2.1 this March. Before that, 3.1 shipped in July 2016. And whereas there were 8 blog posts in 2015 and 16, there has just been the one this year, and ever since, silence.
All of these changes can add up to one of the biggest rewrites of the library we’ve seen to date. I question whether Ajax is still required now that Fetch is supported on all major browsers.
With all that said, my main question is what is the plan going into 2018 and beyond in regards to jQuery; it’s no lie with each passing year an already aging codebase, some of which hasn’t been touched in years, continues to be common across the web. It’d be delightful to see a v4 project attempted to try and remove any parts which are no longer required and focusing on keeping only the absolute essentials, focusing on extreme performance and a modern codebase now that all these new language features have been added to the browser.
Thank you and I look forward to any comments this issue may generate.
Happy coding 🙂