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Flight vs jQuery: What are the differences?

What is Flight? A component-based, event-driven JavaScript framework from Twitter. Flight is distinct from existing frameworks in that it doesn't prescribe or provide any particular approach to rendering or providing data to a web application. It's agnostic to how requests are routed, which templating language you use or even if you render your HTML on the client or the server. While some web frameworks encourage developers to arrange their code around a prescribed model layer, Flight is organized around the existing DOM model with functionality mapped directly to DOM nodes.

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.

Flight and jQuery belong to "Javascript UI Libraries" category of the tech stack.

Flight 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 Flight with 6.64K GitHub stars and 588 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4049 company stacks & 2607 developers stacks; compared to Flight, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Flight?

Flight is distinct from existing frameworks in that it doesn't prescribe or provide any particular approach to rendering or providing data to a web application. It's agnostic to how requests are routed, which templating language you use or even if you render your HTML on the client or the server. While some web frameworks encourage developers to arrange their code around a prescribed model layer, Flight is organized around the existing DOM model with functionality mapped directly to DOM nodes.

What is jQuery?

jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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        What are some alternatives to Flight and jQuery?
        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.
        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.
        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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        Decisions about Flight and jQuery
        StackShare Editors
        StackShare Editors
        Rails
        Rails
        Redux
        Redux
        React
        React
        Ruby
        Ruby
        jQuery
        jQuery

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

        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 · 244.5K views
        atShopifyShopify
        jQuery
        jQuery
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        React
        React
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        Prototype
        Prototype
        #FrameworksFullStack
        #Languages

        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 · 196.8K views
        atHeapHeap
        jQuery
        jQuery
        Backbone.js
        Backbone.js
        Marionette
        Marionette
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        React
        React
        MobX
        MobX
        #JavascriptUiLibraries
        #Libraries
        #JavascriptMvcFrameworks
        #TemplatingLanguagesExtensions

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

        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 · 148.7K views
        atStackShareStackShare
        jQuery
        jQuery
        React
        React
        ES6
        ES6
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        MobX
        MobX
        GraphQL
        GraphQL
        Apollo
        Apollo
        #Hooks🎣
        #Context

        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 · 960.5K views
        Codacy
        Codacy
        SonarQube
        SonarQube
        React
        React
        React Router
        React Router
        React Native
        React Native
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        jQuery
        jQuery
        jQuery UI
        jQuery UI
        jQuery Mobile
        jQuery Mobile
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap
        Java
        Java
        Node.js
        Node.js
        MySQL
        MySQL
        Hibernate
        Hibernate
        Heroku
        Heroku
        Amazon S3
        Amazon S3
        Amazon RDS
        Amazon RDS
        Solr
        Solr
        Elasticsearch
        Elasticsearch
        Amazon Route 53
        Amazon Route 53
        Microsoft Azure
        Microsoft Azure
        Amazon EC2 Container Service
        Amazon EC2 Container Service
        Apache Maven
        Apache Maven
        Git
        Git
        Docker
        Docker

        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
        CTO at Stukent · | 6 upvotes · 940 views
        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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        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        jQuery
        jQuery

        "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 · 24.4K views
        atLa Cupula Music SLLa Cupula Music SL
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        jQuery
        jQuery
        jQuery UI
        jQuery UI
        Vue.js
        Vue.js
        Webpack
        Webpack
        ESLint
        ESLint
        Babel
        Babel
        ES6
        ES6

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

        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

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        Git GitHub GitLab npm Visual Studio Code Kibana Sentry BrowserStack

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        How developers use Flight and jQuery
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        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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