The major benefit of jQuery that we saw over those years is that it lowered the entry-level barrier that was needed to achieve even the most simplest of – what are now – very common user interface effects. This improved the efficiency of developers in reduced time to complete these tasks whilst dealing with a lot of the browser quirks and inconsistencies.

However, over the years this ease of development has led to a generation of developers who see jQuery as a necessity for every project.

Check out the rest of the article on why we are lazy developers because of jQuery over at the Creative Jar blog.