I've never been a big fan of frameworks. They are often clunky, contain a lot of excessive features and most importantly, they make things a little too easy, hiding many common problems behind a screen of smoke and preventing you from really getting to know the ins and outs of a language. But rather than explain myself, I usually give out a link to an article on 456 Berea Street which describes the problem a lot better than I can.
Hitting A Hard Wall
So I did what any curious web developer would do. I went to the jquery site and downloaded their library. In secret of course.
All Hail The Libraries?
Still, this experience did teach me something. While I still believe that no library can make you an expert in anything, it could be a good starting point for learning a specific language, especially if you lack the time and as long as you make up for that by digging into the more detailed issues afterwards. As for the results of my jquery adventures, I hope I'll be able to showcase them by the end of this month.