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The basic jQuery UI APIs used for all jQuery widgets are: initialization, options, calling other methods, events, callbacks. Events and callbacks may be bound to prefixed events or as options within the jQuery UI. The following sections demonstrate each of the components available in jQuery UI in a real-time coding session with Scott. jQuery UI has different types of plugins: interaction plugins that add behaviors to elements (draggable, droppable, resizable, etc.), and widgets which are new types of elements (dialogue box, accordion, slider, etc), and finally, effects, and animations.

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