On BBC’s switch to jQuery 2

Another bit from the BBC News team on their switch from a collection of micro-JavaScript frameworks to jQuery 2 in The King Is Dead.

“The change in the responsive website to jQuery 2.0 also co-incides with the desktop site moving to jQuery 1.9. These two new versions of jQuery are API compatible.”

We should be judicious about selecting tools. Our code should be modular enough to swap out libraries. If the code is tied too closely to one library, it’s more difficult to do that.