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cheerio vs jQuery: What are the differences?

Developers describe cheerio as "Fast, flexible, and lean implementation of core jQuery". Fast, flexible, and lean implementation of core jQuery designed specifically for the server. 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.

cheerio and jQuery can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

jQuery is an open source tool with 53.9K GitHub stars and 19.5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to jQuery's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of cheerio
Pros of jQuery
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      Cross-browser
    • 957
      Dom manipulation
    • 805
      Power
    • 660
      Open source
    • 610
      Plugins
    • 457
      Easy
    • 395
      Popular
    • 350
      Feature-rich
    • 281
      Html5
    • 227
      Light weight
    • 91
      Simple
    • 84
      Great community
    • 79
      CSS3 Compliant
    • 69
      Mobile friendly
    • 67
      Fast
    • 43
      Intuitive
    • 42
      Swiss Army knife for webdev
    • 35
      Huge Community
    • 10
      Easy to learn
    • 3
      Clean code
    • 2
      Just awesome
    • 2
      Powerful
    • 2
      Nice
    • 2
      Because of Ajax request :)
    • 1
      Easy Setup
    • 1
      Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
    • 1
      It Just Works
    • 1
      Improves productivity
    • 1
      Industry acceptance
    • 1
      Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
    • 1
      Used everywhere
    • 1
      Widely Used
    • 0
      Javascript

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    Cons of cheerio
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      • 5
        Large size
      • 5
        Encourages DOM as primary data source
      • 4
        Sometimes inconsistent API
      • 2
        Live events is overly complex feature

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      What is cheerio?

      Fast, flexible, and lean implementation of core jQuery designed specifically for the server.

      What is jQuery?

      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

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