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Ok, i am asp.net developer (beginner) i do not know either of the two. I do know Jquery is a framework built from javascript but i want to know if it would be reasonable to spend time learning Jquery without learning javascript? I would not like to waste time learning something which is not worth it. I would also like to know how many days should i spend learning them? Would 15 days be enough to learn Jquery or Javascript? Enough to use them while making dynamic websites with asynchronous calls.
Posted 25-May-13 10:25am
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ThePhantomUpvoter at 25-May-13 19:11pm
   
I am not sure how you would expect complete strangers on the internet to be able to answer any of this. How would we know if 15 days is enough time for you to learn anything? We do not know you or what you are capable of. It might take you 15 years for all we know. Nothing says you can't learn both.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 25-May-13 20:01pm
   
I don't see such controversies at all. The OP problems are different. Please see my answer.
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I would say that, having fairly general programming experience, 15 days would be quite enough to learn it to the degree when you are able to write sensible code. Especially it it true for jQuery, because it, like all library, should not be "learned" (what is is, for a library? Smile | :) ); instead, you just need to understand the idea and only know where to look for the reference information.
 
Having said that, I have a serious doubt that you personally can do that. I can explain why, this is in your question:
 
You failed to notice that you cannot make a choice between JavaScript and jQuery, simply because jQuery is only a JavaScript library, it cannot be used without JavaScript. I cannot trust person who fails to notice such highly visible things before posting a question. How are you going to read and understand documentation, with such reading skills?
 
Also, JavaScript is not an option at all, because this is the only standard for client-side scripting (there is also VB scripting, but it cannot be seriously considered; we are talking about standards). So, the only option would be to learn or no not to learn jQuery. I would say, doing many things so nicely implemented in jQuery by yourself would be just silly. By not learning it, you are not saving time, you would waste extra time for doing many important things which are already done for you.
 
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arbaaz jalil at 26-May-13 10:14am
   
I did not actually miss that Jquery can not be used without knowing javascript at all. Currently i am going through http://learn.jquery.com/javascript-101/ and this would hardly take an hour or so. I just wanted to know if i should learn javascript beyond that link before touching jQuery? Or should i spend 15 days on javascript learn from other sources and then set my focus on Jquery. If i sound naive it is only because i really am naive right now.

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