Weekend Reading - jQuery Inspired DOM Manipulation

6 jQuery-inspired Native DOM Manipulation Methods You Should Know
By Giulio Mainardi

When jQuery was released, one of the main reasons behind its meteoric rise to popularity was the ease with which it could select DOM elements, traverse them and modify their content. But that was way back in 2006. In those days we were stuck with Internet Explorer 7 and ECMAScript 5 was still a couple of years off.