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Dojo vs jQuery: What are the differences?

  1. 1. Templating - Dojo provides a built-in templating system that allows developers to create reusable templates for generating HTML content, while jQuery does not have a native templating system and relies on third-party libraries or plugins for this purpose.

  2. 2. Browser Compatibility - Dojo is known for its robustness and cross-browser compatibility, providing consistent performance across various browsers. On the other hand, jQuery has built-in browser compatibility features that simplify the process of writing code that works well across different browsers.

  3. 3. Size and Performance - jQuery is a lightweight library that is designed to be fast and efficient, making it suitable for webpages with minimal JavaScript requirements. In contrast, Dojo is a more comprehensive framework that provides a wider range of features and modules, which can impact its file size and overall performance.

  4. 4. Event Handling - Dojo utilizes a powerful event system that enables fine-grained control over handling and listening to different events. jQuery also offers event handling capabilities but with a different syntax and approach, emphasizing simplicity and ease of use.

  5. 5. Animation and Effects - jQuery excels in providing smooth animations and visual effects through its extensive set of built-in animation methods. Dojo, on the other hand, provides a more limited set of animation features, focusing on functionality rather than extensive visual effects.

  6. 6. Community and Ecosystem - Both Dojo and jQuery have active communities and ecosystems, but the size and scope differ. jQuery has a larger community due to its popularity and widespread adoption, resulting in a vast number of third-party plugins and resources. Dojo has a smaller but dedicated community that focuses on maintaining and evolving the framework, with a lesser number of third-party resources available.

In Summary, Dojo and jQuery differ in their templating capabilities, browser compatibility, size and performance, event handling, animation and effects, as well as the size and scope of their respective communities and ecosystems.

Decisions about Dojo and jQuery
Malek Boubakri
Web developer at Quicktext · | 0 upvote · 213.8K 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!

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kazi shahin
CTO at Blubird Interactive Ltd. · | 3 upvotes · 103.6K 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

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 Dojo
Pros of jQuery
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    Good for very complex forms
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    Dom manipulation
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    Open source
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    Light weight
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    Great community
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    CSS3 Compliant
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    Mobile friendly
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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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    Because of Ajax request :)
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    Just awesome
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    Used everywhere
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    Improves productivity
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    Easy Setup
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    Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
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    It Just Works
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    Industry acceptance
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    Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
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    Widely Used
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    I love jQuery

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Cons of Dojo
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      Large size
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      Sometimes inconsistent API
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      Encourages DOM as primary data source
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      Live events is overly complex feature

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    What is Dojo?

    It is a JavaScript toolkit that saves you time and scales with your development process. Provides everything you need to build a Web app. Language utilities, UI components, and more, all in one place, designed to work together perfectly.

    What is jQuery?

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

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