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Flux vs jQuery: What are the differences?

Developers describe Flux as "Application Architecture for Building User Interfaces". Flux is the application architecture that Facebook uses for building client-side web applications. It complements React's composable view components by utilizing a unidirectional data flow. It's more of a pattern rather than a formal framework, and you can start using Flux immediately without a lot of new code. 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.

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

"Unidirectional data flow" is the top reason why over 43 developers like Flux, while over 1265 developers mention "Cross-browser" as the leading cause for choosing jQuery.

Flux and jQuery are both open source tools. It seems that jQuery with 51.9K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Flux with 16.2K GitHub stars and 3.62K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4049 company stacks & 2607 developers stacks; compared to Flux, which is listed in 67 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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Adan van Dijk
designer, programmer at Downdijk · | 10 upvotes · 16.5K views
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I use jQuery at the moment because I use it for a lot of years already, but now Bootstrap 5 decided to switch to JavaScript, I am thinking of switching to an alternative.

I use jQuery only for the DOM integration, animations and ajax calls because JavaScript calls to a class looks such a long call. I like the way of jQuery with $(document).on('click','.something',function() {});

By the way, I like to keep using HTML, PHP and Bootstrap as I do now.

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Hi Adan,

Javascript has changed quite a bit in the recent years and lot of it was inspired from jquery. Now almost all modern browsers support javascript syntax everything that jquery does with few elaborate / sometimes better alternatives. So, if you like to switch, find the equivalents of what portions of jquery you use and replace those parts. Btw, jquery is still nicer sometimes with its method chaining and a lot simpler syntax - the equivalent in js may not be that sugary syntactically.

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Othmane Agoulzi
Front-End Developer at Potfolio · | 4 upvotes · 7.5K views
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I was like you two years ago, used to jquery and didn't want to switch, but if you're willing to use js frameworks in your projects(React, Vuejs...), I advise you to switch asap, and get used to normal javascript, because in the end, it's the core language, but there are some new ways in it (especially in ES6) that will make your life easier, like you can replace the document.querySelector() with $() and document.querySelectorAll() with $$(), using this line of code: const $ = e => document.querySelector(e), $$ = e => document.querySelectorAll(e); then you can select a p element just by writing: $('p'), and multiple p elements like that: $$('p'). I hope my advice helped you in any way.

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I thinl javascript is a good choice

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Decisions about Flux and jQuery
Peter Schmalfeldt
Senior Software Engineer · | 9 upvotes · 46.3K 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 · 141.7K 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 · 76.2K 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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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 Flux
Pros of jQuery
  • 44
    Unidirectional data flow
  • 32
    Architecture
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    Structure and Data Flow
  • 14
    Not MVC
  • 12
    Open source
  • 6
    Created by facebook
  • 3
    A gestalt shift
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    Cross-browser
  • 957
    Dom manipulation
  • 808
    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
  • 1
    Javascript
  • 1
    Easy Setup

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Cons of Flux
Cons of jQuery
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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

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    What is Flux?

    Flux is the application architecture that Facebook uses for building client-side web applications. It complements React's composable view components by utilizing a unidirectional data flow. It's more of a pattern rather than a formal framework, and you can start using Flux immediately without a lot of new code.

    What is jQuery?

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

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