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Deku vs jQuery: What are the differences?

What is Deku? Functional view library for building UI components as an alternative to React. A library for creating UI components using virtual DOM as an alternative to React. Deku has a smaller footprint (~10kb), a functional API, and doesn't support legacy browsers.

What is jQuery? The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library. jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

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

Deku 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 Deku with 3.41K GitHub stars and 167 GitHub forks.

What is Deku?

A library for creating UI components using virtual DOM as an alternative to React. Deku has a smaller footprint (~10kb), a functional API, and doesn't support legacy browsers.

What is jQuery?

jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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    jQuery UI
    Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.
    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.
    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.
    Vue.js
    It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
    Select2
    It gives you a customizable select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling, and many other highly used options. It comes with support for RTL environments, searching with diacritics and over 40 languages built-in.
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    Angular
    Angular
    jQuery
    jQuery
    Ruby
    Ruby
    React
    React
    Redux
    Redux
    Rails
    Rails

    Late in 2014, around the time of the Series D, the WeWork engineering team had grown to 14, and while the backend was modernized with Rails and Active Admin CMS, the main website was lacking. The new headcount provided enough capacity to address the aging WordPress website.

    As the team experimented with front-end technologies, they implemented a new signup flow with Angular, and other flows, including the Market Page, in React and Redux. The team says of that time: “If you’re following closely, yes, this means that in one rails app we had pages that included one or many of the following: jQuery, Angular, and React.”

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    StackShare Editors
    StackShare Editors
    Angular
    Angular
    jQuery
    jQuery
    Objective-C
    Objective-C
    Swift
    Swift
    Go
    Go
    Ruby
    Ruby
    Java
    Java
    React
    React
    Python
    Python
    Node.js
    Node.js
    Rails
    Rails

    By mid-2015, around the time of the Series E, the Digital department at WeWork had grown to more than 40 people to support the company’s growing product needs.

    By then, they’d migrated the main website off of WordPress to Ruby on Rails, and a combination React, Angular, and jQuery, though there were efforts to move entirely to React for the front-end.

    The backend was structured around a microservices architecture built partially in Node.js, along with a combination of Ruby, Python, Bash, and Go. Swift/Objective-C and Java powered the mobile apps.

    These technologies power the listings on the website, as well as various internal tools, like community manager dashboards as well as RFID hardware for access management.

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    Kir Shatrov
    Kir Shatrov
    Production Engineer at Shopify · | 18 upvotes · 124.9K views
    atShopifyShopify
    Prototype
    Prototype
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    React
    React
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    jQuery
    jQuery
    #Languages
    #FrameworksFullStack

    The client-side stack of Shopify Admin has been a long journey. It started with HTML templates, jQuery and Prototype. We moved to Batman.js, our in-house Single-Page-Application framework (SPA), in 2013. Then, we re-evaluated our approach and moved back to statically rendered HTML and vanilla JavaScript. As the front-end ecosystem matured, we felt that it was time to rethink our approach again. Last year, we started working on moving Shopify Admin to React and TypeScript.

    Many things have changed since the days of jQuery and Batman. JavaScript execution is much faster. We can easily render our apps on the server to do less work on the client, and the resources and tooling for developers are substantially better with React than we ever had with Batman.

    #FrameworksFullStack #Languages

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    Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson
    at Heap, Inc. · | 18 upvotes · 98.2K views
    atHeapHeap
    MobX
    MobX
    React
    React
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Marionette
    Marionette
    Backbone.js
    Backbone.js
    jQuery
    jQuery
    #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions
    #JavascriptMvcFrameworks
    #Libraries
    #JavascriptUiLibraries

    The front end for Heap begun to grow unwieldy. The original jQuery pieces became difficult to maintain and scale, and a decision was made to introduce Backbone.js, Marionette, and TypeScript. Ultimately this ended up being a “detour” in the search for a scalable and maintainable front-end solution. The system did allow for developers to reuse components efficiently, but adding features was a difficult process, and it eventually became a bottleneck in advancing the product.

    Today, the Heap product consists primarily of a customer-facing dashboard powered by React, MobX, and TypeScript on the front end. We wrote our migration to React and MobX in detail last year here.

    #JavascriptUiLibraries #Libraries #JavascriptMvcFrameworks #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions

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    Yarn
    Yarn
    Redux
    Redux
    React
    React
    jQuery
    jQuery
    vuex
    vuex
    Vue.js
    Vue.js
    MongoDB
    MongoDB
    Redis
    Redis
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL
    Sidekiq
    Sidekiq
    Rails
    Rails
    #Font-awesome
    #Bulma.io

    I'm building a new process management tool. I decided to build with Rails as my backend, using Sidekiq for background jobs. I chose to work with these tools because I've worked with them before and know that they're able to get the job done. They may not be the sexiest tools, but they work and are reliable, which is what I was optimizing for. For data stores, I opted for PostgreSQL and Redis. Because I'm planning on offering dashboards, I wanted a SQL database instead of something like MongoDB that might work early on, but be difficult to use as soon as I want to facilitate aggregate queries.

    On the front-end I'm using Vue.js and vuex in combination with #Turbolinks. In effect, I want to render most pages on the server side without key interactions being managed by Vue.js . This is the first project I'm working on where I've explicitly decided not to include jQuery . I have found React and Redux.js more confusing to setup. I appreciate the opinionated approach from the Vue.js community and that things just work together the way that I'd expect. To manage my javascript dependencies, I'm using Yarn .

    For CSS frameworks, I'm using #Bulma.io. I really appreciate it's minimal nature and that there are no hard javascript dependencies. And to add a little spice, I'm using #font-awesome.

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    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 9 upvotes · 111.1K views
    atStackShareStackShare
    Apollo
    Apollo
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    MobX
    MobX
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    ES6
    ES6
    React
    React
    jQuery
    jQuery
    #Context
    #Hooks🎣

    We are always building new features and replacing old code at StackShare. Lately we have been building out new features for the frontend, and removing a lot of old jQuery code (sorry jQuery but it's time to go).

    We've mainly been using React, ES6 and JavaScript on the frontend to build out the components, and we've been slowly removing some legacy MobX and using GraphQL and Apollo for our state management, if we need to control state further than GraphQL and Apollo allows us to we use just plain React with #context , or the new fancy React #hooks🎣 .

    As we've moved towards the above tech, its really made smashing out new features and updating legacy code super fast, and really fun!

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    Ganesa Vijayakumar
    Ganesa Vijayakumar
    Full Stack Coder | Module Lead · | 15 upvotes · 294.1K views
    SonarQube
    SonarQube
    Codacy
    Codacy
    Docker
    Docker
    Git
    Git
    Apache Maven
    Apache Maven
    Amazon EC2 Container Service
    Amazon EC2 Container Service
    Microsoft Azure
    Microsoft Azure
    Amazon Route 53
    Amazon Route 53
    Elasticsearch
    Elasticsearch
    Solr
    Solr
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon S3
    Amazon S3
    Heroku
    Heroku
    Hibernate
    Hibernate
    MySQL
    MySQL
    Node.js
    Node.js
    Java
    Java
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    jQuery Mobile
    jQuery Mobile
    jQuery UI
    jQuery UI
    jQuery
    jQuery
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    React Native
    React Native
    React Router
    React Router
    React
    React

    I'm planning to create a web application and also a mobile application to provide a very good shopping experience to the end customers. Shortly, my application will be aggregate the product details from difference sources and giving a clear picture to the user that when and where to buy that product with best in Quality and cost.

    I have planned to develop this in many milestones for adding N number of features and I have picked my first part to complete the core part (aggregate the product details from different sources).

    As per my work experience and knowledge, I have chosen the followings stacks to this mission.

    UI: I would like to develop this application using React, React Router and React Native since I'm a little bit familiar on this and also most importantly these will help on developing both web and mobile apps. In addition, I'm gonna use the stacks JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Bootstrap wherever required.

    Service: I have planned to use Java as the main business layer language as I have 7+ years of experience on this I believe I can do better work using Java than other languages. In addition, I'm thinking to use the stacks Node.js.

    Database and ORM: I'm gonna pick MySQL as DB and Hibernate as ORM since I have a piece of good knowledge and also work experience on this combination.

    Search Engine: I need to deal with a large amount of product data and it's in-detailed info to provide enough details to end user at the same time I need to focus on the performance area too. so I have decided to use Solr as a search engine for product search and suggestions. In addition, I'm thinking to replace Solr by Elasticsearch once explored/reviewed enough about Elasticsearch.

    Host: As of now, my plan to complete the application with decent features first and deploy it in a free hosting environment like Docker and Heroku and then once it is stable then I have planned to use the AWS products Amazon S3, EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon Route 53. I'm not sure about Microsoft Azure that what is the specialty in it than Heroku and Amazon EC2 Container Service. Anyhow, I will do explore these once again and pick the best suite one for my requirement once I reached this level.

    Build and Repositories: I have decided to choose Apache Maven and Git as these are my favorites and also so popular on respectively build and repositories.

    Additional Utilities :) - I would like to choose Codacy for code review as their Startup plan will be very helpful to this application. I'm already experienced with Google CheckStyle and SonarQube even I'm looking something on Codacy.

    Happy Coding! Suggestions are welcome! :)

    Thanks, Ganesa

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    Justin Welter
    Justin Welter
    jQuery
    jQuery

    I use jQuery because like other frameworks/libraries it handles significant amounts of boilerplate and heavy lifting compared to crafting your own UI tooling. Certainly more modern options such as Angular/Vue/React overcome some of the challenges in large jQuery based applications, but if you just need some straightforward DOM manipulation on a small scope, why not jQuery?

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    jQuery
    jQuery
    JavaScript
    JavaScript

    "Do you recommend using jQuery, vanilla JavaScript or some combination of them, and in what situation do each of those make sense?"

    If jQuery or vanilla are the only two options available, then use the library that's available when its features will avoid having to reinvent wheels. Look at what jQuery offers, and look at the things you want to do. If a handmade solution doesn't require a lot of extra effort, then don't bother.

    But the correct answer is NONE OF THE ABOVE. There are a LOT of other options. https://www.google.com/search?q=top+javascript+frameworks&tbs=qdr:m Use a tool that makes sense for the goals of your project. Will it save you effort? Will it make the code more maintainable? There is no one perfect answer.

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    Pedro Arnal Puente
    Pedro Arnal Puente
    CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 10.5K views
    atLa Cupula Music SLLa Cupula Music SL
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    ES6
    ES6
    Babel
    Babel
    ESLint
    ESLint
    Webpack
    Webpack
    Vue.js
    Vue.js
    jQuery UI
    jQuery UI
    jQuery
    jQuery

    We are phasing out jQuery and jQuery UI in favour or Vue.js and @Vue-cli so we can support building a modern, well-architectured frontend.

    The JavaScript build pipeline is supported by Webpack , and includes tools like ESLint and Babel , so we can properly support the latest ES/JS versions, with ES6 as the minimum baseline.

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    Tassanai Singprom
    Tassanai Singprom
    Slack
    Slack
    BrowserStack
    BrowserStack
    Sentry
    Sentry
    Kibana
    Kibana
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    npm
    npm
    GitLab
    GitLab
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Git
    Git
    Elasticsearch
    Elasticsearch
    Postman
    Postman
    Google Analytics
    Google Analytics
    MariaDB
    MariaDB
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Lumen
    Lumen
    Laravel
    Laravel
    Firebase
    Firebase
    Vue.js
    Vue.js
    Sass
    Sass
    Ubuntu
    Ubuntu
    Amazon EC2
    Amazon EC2
    Redis
    Redis
    jQuery
    jQuery
    HTML5
    HTML5
    PHP
    PHP
    JavaScript
    JavaScript

    This is my stack in Application & Data

    JavaScript PHP HTML5 jQuery Redis Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Sass Vue.js Firebase Laravel Lumen Amazon RDS GraphQL MariaDB

    My Utilities Tools

    Google Analytics Postman Elasticsearch

    My Devops Tools

    Git GitHub GitLab npm Visual Studio Code Kibana Sentry BrowserStack

    My Business Tools

    Slack

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    Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
    Andrew Gatenby uses jQueryjQuery

    jQuery has been the basis of our front end JS for a number of years. The key part for us was that the amount of code saved by using jQuery methods, as opposed to writing out cross-browser compatible alternatives made it a no brainer. In recent years we've had to be clever in how we deliver jQuery on the websites, to ensure it's not render blocking and improve client-side performance but it's still a vital library.

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses jQueryjQuery

    In process of Learning Technics. Cross-browser Compatibility: handles a lot of infuriating cross-browser issues . used to make some widgets and effects: jQuery plugin repository.

    jQuery allows to easily do DOM scripting (i.e. HTML elements manipulation and event handling). using jquery under MVC webapps. Studing to know more

    Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses jQueryjQuery

    jQuery is only used in small amounts, primarily for animations and UIs, but it is included in the WSC, so we felt like not including it here would be kind of cheating. jQuery also almost makes ajax-requests a pleasure to work with, so ... you got that point, jQuery.

    Avatar of Lawrence Cheuk
    Lawrence Cheuk uses jQueryjQuery

    I don't use javascript, I use jquery....well I know it does not make sense, but I just want to stress how important it is. let's rephase it: whenever I use javascript, I use jquery. when you look at any js file of mine, 90% is jqery api.

    Avatar of Tarun Singh
    Tarun Singh uses jQueryjQuery

    Used jQuery for dom manipulations. Another great feature used was its deferred() function with promise to avoid callback hell.

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