jQuery library file size over the years

The first version of jQuery library was released on August 26, 2006 and after that there was no looking back. In last 6 years, jQuery has come a long way and now we have jQuery 2.0, which was released recently. Yesterday, I was going through the history of jQuery and realized how jQuery has steadily kept increasing in size. But this is natural as new functionality is added and lot of effort goes to make it better.

But, it was interesting enough for me to find out how much the file size has increased since its release. So, I went ahead and put this is in form of charts. And guess what, find an interesting thing. If you see the graph, you will find the size is keep on increasing with every release but the recent version 2.0 size is decreased. This is probably due to no support for IE :)

I have only include the major version, not the minor version while creating these graphs.

If you want to find out size of every single release starting with jQuery 1.2, then visit here.

Feel free to contact me for any help related to jQuery, I will gladly help you.

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