Closure Library vs jQuery vs React

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Closure Library

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jQuery

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React

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Pros of Closure Library
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    • 1.3K
      Cross-browser
    • 957
      Dom manipulation
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      Power
    • 660
      Open source
    • 610
      Plugins
    • 458
      Easy
    • 395
      Popular
    • 350
      Feature-rich
    • 281
      Html5
    • 227
      Light weight
    • 92
      Simple
    • 84
      Great community
    • 79
      CSS3 Compliant
    • 69
      Mobile friendly
    • 67
      Fast
    • 43
      Intuitive
    • 42
      Swiss Army knife for webdev
    • 35
      Huge Community
    • 11
      Easy to learn
    • 4
      Clean code
    • 3
      Because of Ajax request :)
    • 2
      Just awesome
    • 2
      Used everywhere
    • 2
      Powerful
    • 2
      Nice
    • 1
      Widely Used
    • 1
      Improves productivity
    • 1
      Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
    • 1
      It Just Works
    • 1
      Industry acceptance
    • 1
      Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
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      Javascript
    • 1
      Easy Setup
    • 777
      Components
    • 660
      Virtual dom
    • 569
      Performance
    • 494
      Simplicity
    • 439
      Composable
    • 177
      Data flow
    • 162
      Declarative
    • 124
      Isn't an mvc framework
    • 114
      Reactive updates
    • 112
      Explicit app state
    • 40
      JSX
    • 25
      Learn once, write everywhere
    • 19
      Uni-directional data flow
    • 18
      Easy to Use
    • 14
      Works great with Flux Architecture
    • 10
      Great perfomance
    • 8
      Built by Facebook
    • 7
      Javascript
    • 5
      Speed
    • 5
      TypeScript support
    • 4
      Feels like the 90s
    • 4
      Hooks
    • 4
      Awesome
    • 4
      Easy to start
    • 4
      Scalable
    • 3
      Props
    • 3
      Excellent Documentation
    • 3
      Scales super well
    • 3
      Cross-platform
    • 3
      Server Side Rendering
    • 3
      Fancy third party tools
    • 3
      Server side views
    • 3
      Functional
    • 2
      Very gentle learning curve
    • 2
      Simple
    • 2
      Closer to standard JavaScript and HTML than others
    • 2
      Super easy
    • 2
      Rich ecosystem
    • 2
      Allows creating single page applications
    • 2
      Fast evolving
    • 2
      Simple, easy to reason about and makes you productive
    • 2
      Start simple
    • 2
      Just the View of MVC
    • 2
      Beautiful and Neat Component Management
    • 2
      Sdfsdfsdf
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      Has functional components
    • 2
      Has arrow functions
    • 2
      Strong Community
    • 2
      Great migration pathway for older systems
    • 2
      SSR
    • 1
      Fragments
    • 1
      Every decision architecture wise makes sense
    • 1
      Split your UI into components with one true state
    • 1
      Sharable
    • 1
      Permissively-licensed
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      Image upload
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      Recharts

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    Cons of Closure Library
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      • 6
        Large size
      • 5
        Sometimes inconsistent API
      • 5
        Encourages DOM as primary data source
      • 2
        Live events is overly complex feature
      • 36
        Requires discipline to keep architecture organized
      • 24
        No predefined way to structure your app
      • 23
        Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages
      • 9
        JSX
      • 7
        Not enterprise friendly
      • 5
        One-way binding only
      • 2
        State consistency with backend neglected
      • 2
        Bad Documentation
      • 1
        Paradigms change too fast

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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.

      What is React?

      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.

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