In this blog post, we will discuss the process of including the jQuery library in your project using the jQuery CDN. This will enable you to start using the jQuery library without having to download and host the file yourself.
What is a CDN?
A CDN, or Content Delivery Network, is a network of servers that deliver web content to users based on their geographic location. This helps in reducing the load time and providing a faster user experience. When you use a CDN to include a library like jQuery, the file will likely be served from a server that is geographically closer to the user, resulting in a faster page load time.
How to Include jQuery Using a CDN
To include the jQuery library using a CDN, you need to add a script tag to your HTML file that points to the jQuery CDN URL. There are multiple CDNs that host jQuery, but the two most popular ones are Google and Microsoft. You can choose either of these based on your preference.
Here’s how to include the jQuery library using the Google CDN:
And here’s how to include the jQuery library using the Microsoft CDN:<script src="https://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-3.6.0.min.js"></script>
Simply add one of the above <script> tags to your HTML file, preferably just before the closing </body> tag, and you’re good to go. Now you can start using jQuery in your project.
In this blog post, we discussed the process of including the jQuery library in your project using a CDN. Using a CDN is an easy and efficient way to include popular libraries like jQuery, as it saves you from having to download and host the file yourself. Additionally, it provides a faster user experience due to the geographically distributed network of servers.