Paul Irish being Paul Irish, I suppose:
Yeah I thought this was a cool piece of hacking by Paul Irish.
It has become a bit of a thing (since I’ve been coding at least) to distance ourselves from jQuery in the front-end world, as focus has shifted (rightly) towards performance. However, I can easily envision a time - after HTTP2 becomes widely adopted - that jQuery will undergo some kind of rehabilitation amongst front-end devs.
It is, to paraphrase Sir Alex Ferguson, a ‘top, top library’.
You might be interested in this in the meantime, though: http://youmightnotneedjquery.com
Also, this is an oldie but goodie that’s also worth checking out: