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AngularJS vs jQuery: What are the differences?

Developers describe AngularJS as "Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework". AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding. On the other hand, jQuery is detailed as "The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library". jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

AngularJS belongs to "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while jQuery can be primarily classified under "Javascript UI Libraries".

"Quick to develop", "Great mvc" and "Powerful" are the key factors why developers consider AngularJS; whereas "Cross-browser", "Dom manipulation" and "Power" are the primary reasons why jQuery is favored.

AngularJS and jQuery are both open source tools. It seems that AngularJS with 59.6K GitHub stars and 28.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than jQuery with 51.9K GitHub stars and 18.3K GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Twitter, and reddit are some of the popular companies that use jQuery, whereas AngularJS is used by Google, Lyft, and Udemy. jQuery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4052 company stacks & 2609 developers stacks; compared to AngularJS, which is listed in 2799 company stacks and 1864 developer stacks.

What is AngularJS?

AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.

What is jQuery?

jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
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Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
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shridhardalavi uses AngularJSAngularJS

AngularJS is a structural framework for dynamic web apps. With AngularJS, designers can use HTML as the template language and it allows for the extension of HTML's syntax to convey the application's components effortlessly. Angular makes much of the code you would otherwise have to write completely redundant. We can use Angular to build any kind of app, taking advantage of features like: Two-way binding, templating, RESTful api handling, modularization, AJAX handling, dependency injection, etc

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Andrew Gatenby uses jQueryjQuery

jQuery has been the basis of our front end JS for a number of years. The key part for us was that the amount of code saved by using jQuery methods, as opposed to writing out cross-browser compatible alternatives made it a no brainer. In recent years we've had to be clever in how we deliver jQuery on the websites, to ensure it's not render blocking and improve client-side performance but it's still a vital library.

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Ana Phi Sancho uses jQueryjQuery

In process of Learning Technics. Cross-browser Compatibility: handles a lot of infuriating cross-browser issues . used to make some widgets and effects: jQuery plugin repository.

jQuery allows to easily do DOM scripting (i.e. HTML elements manipulation and event handling). using jquery under MVC webapps. Studing to know more

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Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses jQueryjQuery

jQuery is only used in small amounts, primarily for animations and UIs, but it is included in the WSC, so we felt like not including it here would be kind of cheating. jQuery also almost makes ajax-requests a pleasure to work with, so ... you got that point, jQuery.

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Kalibrr uses AngularJSAngularJS

All of our frontend code is on AngularJS. Directives, controllers, and services really help in organizing code in order to keep things maintainable, and two-way binding makes data input easy. The large ecosystem of modules for directives is fantastic, too.

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Lawrence Cheuk uses jQueryjQuery

I don't use javascript, I use jquery....well I know it does not make sense, but I just want to stress how important it is. let's rephase it: whenever I use javascript, I use jquery. when you look at any js file of mine, 90% is jqery api.

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Nikola Novakovic uses AngularJSAngularJS

When ever I need heavy user client side apps this is my tool of choice. There are a ton of JS frameworks out there, picked this one because of philosophy they are trying to put out there and great community. Two way data binding FTW!

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Tarun Singh uses jQueryjQuery

Used jQuery for dom manipulations. Another great feature used was its deferred() function with promise to avoid callback hell.

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Yaakov Gesher uses AngularJSAngularJS

The front end was built on an Angular template supplied by the client. We leveraged Angular's flexibility and speed to delivered complex matrices of data quickly and with great finesse.

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InJoin uses AngularJSAngularJS

We use Angular.js to build our front-end framework known as Frontkit, so our apps can get started faster with reliable, interactive components.

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