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Chaining method calls is not a native JS thing, but if you like that coding style you might consider a library that drops in for jQuery but uses native calls as much as possible. The only one I know of is jBone, but it claims to be for backbone.js. I haven't used it, so I'm not sure if it will work stand-alone. The source is small though, so that could be a ...


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Disclaimer: My JS skills are intermediate. This is my opinion: jQuery is a simple single file that gives you browser-independence for (a) manipulating the DOM and (b) to perform AJAX requests. It gives you -without much effort- the ability to write such JS code that works on legacy browsers down to IE8 (if you need that). Modern Javascript, as ...


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