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AngularJS vs Zepto: 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, Zepto is detailed as "Minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers, with a jQuery-compatible API". While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

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

"Quick to develop" is the top reason why over 882 developers like AngularJS, while over 2 developers mention "Lightweight " as the leading cause for choosing Zepto.

AngularJS and Zepto are both open source tools. AngularJS with 59.6K GitHub stars and 28.9K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Zepto with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.06K GitHub forks.

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 Zepto?

While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.
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    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    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

    Avatar of Kalibrr
    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.

    Avatar of Nikola Novakovic
    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!

    Avatar of Yaakov Gesher
    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.

    Avatar of InJoin
    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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    ahamilton9 uses ZeptoZepto

    I'll consider Zepto if jQuery is overkill for the amount of JavaScript work I'll be needing for the specific project.

    Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
    AmericanBibleSociety uses ZeptoZepto

    For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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