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cell vs Zepto: What are the differences?

Developers describe cell as "A self-driving web app framework". cell is a self-constructing web app framework powered by a self-driving DOM. Learning cell is mostly about understanding how cell works, and not about how to use and memorize some API methods, because there is no API. 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.

cell and Zepto can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by cell are:

  • Self contained - each element is its own universe (context) with its own variables and functions
  • Self driving - each element communicates with outside world via stateless function calls. This means each cell can survive on its own and plug into anything with zero overhead/footprint.
  • No API - cell is all about how you structure your logic and not about learning how to use some proprietary API.

On the other hand, Zepto provides the following key features:

  • zepto - Core module
  • contains most methods
  • event - Event handling via on() & off()

cell and Zepto are both open source tools. Zepto with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.06K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than cell with 1.55K GitHub stars and 103 GitHub forks.

What is cell?

cell is a self-constructing web app framework powered by a self-driving DOM. Learning cell is mostly about understanding how cell works, and not about how to use and memorize some API methods, because there is no API.

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

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      For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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