Can I use jQuery with Node.js?


Question

Is it possible to use jQuery selectors/DOM manipulation on the server-side using Node.js?

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548
10/16/2013 4:47:09 PM

Update (27-Jun-18): It looks like there was a major update to jsdom that causes the original answer to no longer work. I found this answer that explains how to use jsdom now. I've copied the relevant code below.

var jsdom = require("jsdom");
const { JSDOM } = jsdom;
const { window } = new JSDOM();
const { document } = (new JSDOM('')).window;
global.document = document;

var $ = jQuery = require('jquery')(window);

Note: The original answer fails to mention that it you will need to install jsdom as well using npm install jsdom

Update (late 2013): The official jQuery team finally took over the management of the jquery package on npm:

npm install jquery

Then:

require("jsdom").env("", function (err, window) {
    if (err) {
        console.error(err);
        return;
    }
    var $ = require("jquery")(window);
});

547
6/27/2018 3:58:27 PM

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