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Closure Library vs jQuery: What are the differences?

Developers describe Closure Library as "Google's common JavaScript library". Closure Library is a powerful, low-level JavaScript library designed for building complex and scalable web applications. It is used by many Google web applications, such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Docs, Google+, Google Maps, and others. 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.

Closure Library and jQuery can be categorized as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Closure Library and jQuery are both open source tools. jQuery with 51.9K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Closure Library with 3.23K GitHub stars and 842 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Closure Library and jQuery
Peter Schmalfeldt
Senior Software Engineer | 9 upvotes 路 17.2K views

I have made an extended effort to drop frameworks completely if they are not actually needed. While I still use JS Frameworks like Vue, Angular and React ( if I have too ), I see far too often devs / teams deciding to build a single page site entirely in a framework, rather than just using HTML, CSS and a little JS.

I personally feel it's important to know when a framework is a good solution, and maybe when it's overkill.

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Malek Boubakri
Web developer at Quicktext | 0 upvote 路 19K views

The project is a web gadget previously made using vanilla script and JQuery, It is a part of the "Quicktext" platform and offers an in-app live & customizable messaging widget. We made that remake with React eco-system and Typescript and we're so far happy with results. We gained tons of TS features, React scaling & re-usabilities capabilities and much more!

What do you think?

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kazi shahin
CTO at Blubird Interactive Ltd. | 3 upvotes 路 34.2K views

I've an eCommerce platform building using Laravel, MySQL and jQuery. It's working good and if anyone become interested, I just deploy the entire source cod e in environment / Hosting. This is not a good model of course. Because everyone ask for small or large amount of change and I had to do this. Imagine when there will be 100 separate deploy and I had to manage 100 separate source. So How do I make my system architecture so that I'll have a core / base source code. To make any any change / update on specific deployment, it will be theme / plugin / extension based . Also if I introduce an API layer then I could handle the Web, Mobile App and POS as well ? Is the API should be part of source code or a individual single API and all the deployment will use that API ?

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Manatsawin Hanmongkolchai
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When I started TipMe, I thought about using React frontend. At the end, plain, simple jQuery won.

I had to build this iteration of the site fast and by using jQuery I could keep using Django as a full stack development tool. One important point is Django form (combined with Django Bootstrap3) means that I don't have to reinvent form rendering again, which will be the case with React.

Over time, more interactivity seeped into the site and React components start making its way into the codebase.

I now wish the site is built using React so that I could add more user friendly interfaces easier (no more fuddling with server states) but I would still say jQuery helped me get past those early days.

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Pros of Closure Library
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      Cross-browser
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      Dom manipulation
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      Power
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      Open source
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      Plugins
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      Easy
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      Popular
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      Feature-rich
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      Html5
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      Light weight
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      Simple
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      Great community
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      CSS3 Compliant
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      Mobile friendly
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      Fast
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      Intuitive
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      Swiss Army knife for webdev
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      Huge Community
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      Easy to learn
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      Clean code
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      Just awesome
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      Powerful
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      Nice
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      Because of Ajax request :)
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      Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
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      It Just Works
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      Improves productivity
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      Industry acceptance
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      Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
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      Used everywhere
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      Widely Used
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    Cons of Closure Library
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        Large size
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        Encourages DOM as primary data source
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        Sometimes inconsistent API
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        Live events is overly complex feature

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      What is Closure Library?

      Closure Library is a powerful, low-level JavaScript library designed for building complex and scalable web applications. It is used by many Google web applications, such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Docs, Google+, Google Maps, and others.

      What is jQuery?

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

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