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Google Maps the jQuery Way

I just recently had the opportunity to start working with jQuery. What an amazing library. It has changed the way I write Javascript. As one of my first experiments I used jQuery to integrate Google Maps into a project. jQuery makes it so easy to work with the DOM and browser events.

I've decided to provide a quick example of how to use jQuery and Google Maps.


jQuery Impressions

Ok I'm impressed!

I finally got a chance (excuse) to use jQuery. I was a little confused by the syntax at first, but the tutorials and code examples got me coding quickly.

I chose to use jQuery because it's lightweight and feature rich. In fact, I was surprised to see that it's far more than just an AJAX library. jQuery makes working with the DOM a snap and there are numerous effects and third-party plugins.

Best of's FREE!

I highly recommend it for ANYONE writing javascript.