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Flux vs jQuery UI: 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 UI is detailed as "Curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library". 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.

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

"Unidirectional data flow" is the top reason why over 43 developers like Flux, while over 213 developers mention "Ui components" as the leading cause for choosing jQuery UI.

Flux and jQuery UI are both open source tools. Flux with 16.2K GitHub stars and 3.62K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than jQuery UI with 10.7K GitHub stars and 5.06K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1896 company stacks & 574 developers stacks; compared to Flux, which is listed in 67 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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 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.
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      jQuery
      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
      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鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 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 Flux and jQuery UI
      Marcos Iglesias
      Marcos Iglesias
      Sr. Software Engineer at Eventbrite | 13 upvotes 49.7K views
      atEventbrite-0Eventbrite-0
      React
      React
      Redux
      Redux
      Flux
      Flux
      Marionette
      Marionette
      Backbone.js
      Backbone.js

      We are in the middle of a change of the stack on the front end. So we used Backbone.js with Marionette. Then we also created our own implementation of a Flux kind of flow. We call it eb-flux. We have worked with Marionette for a long time. Then at some point we start evolving and end up having a kind of Redux.js-style architecture, but with Marionette.

      But then maybe one and a half years ago, we started moving into React and that's why we created the Eventbrite design system. It's a really nice project that probably could be open sourced. It's a library of components for our React components.

      With the help of that library, we are building our new stack with React and sometimes Redux when it's necessary.

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      Khauth Gy枚rgy
      Khauth Gy枚rgy
      CTO at SalesAutopilot Kft. | 11 upvotes 101.4K views
      atSalesAutopilot Kft.SalesAutopilot Kft.
      AWS CodePipeline
      AWS CodePipeline
      Jenkins
      Jenkins
      Docker
      Docker
      vuex
      vuex
      Vuetify
      Vuetify
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      jQuery UI
      jQuery UI
      Redis
      Redis
      MongoDB
      MongoDB
      MySQL
      MySQL
      Amazon Route 53
      Amazon Route 53
      Amazon CloudFront
      Amazon CloudFront
      Amazon SNS
      Amazon SNS
      Amazon CloudWatch
      Amazon CloudWatch
      GitHub
      GitHub

      I'm the CTO of a marketing automation SaaS. Because of the continuously increasing load we moved to the AWSCloud. We are using more and more features of AWS: Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon SNS, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53 and so on.

      Our main Database is MySQL but for the hundreds of GB document data we use MongoDB more and more. We started to use Redis for cache and other time sensitive operations.

      On the front-end we use jQuery UI + Smarty but now we refactor our app to use Vue.js with Vuetify. Because our app is relatively complex we need to use vuex as well.

      On the development side we use GitHub as our main repo, Docker for local and server environment and Jenkins and AWS CodePipeline for Continuous Integration.

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      Ganesa Vijayakumar
      Ganesa Vijayakumar
      Full Stack Coder | Module Lead | 15 upvotes 416.3K 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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      Pedro Arnal Puente
      Pedro Arnal Puente
      CTO at La Cupula Music SL | 8 upvotes 13.5K 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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      How developers use Flux and jQuery UI
      Avatar of Tony Manso
      Tony Manso uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

      I only use the modal dialog thingy in jQuery UI, which displays when the player is not currently playing. I'm not big on the DOM and so it would have taken me a lifetime to figure out how to do this on my own, as compared to the 5 minutes to install jQuery UI and invoke it.

      Avatar of Casey Smith
      Casey Smith uses FluxFlux

      "Idiot proof MVC" using transactional pub/sub between models, views, and controllers to establish reliable one-way data flow. Combines well with Polymer web components to create a modular, loosely coupled front-end architecture.

      Avatar of John Galbraith
      John Galbraith uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

      The JQuery libraries are embedded in my home page that allow my site to be viewed the way I want them to.

      Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
      Romans Malinovskis uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

      We fully integrate it into the framework and also supply a nice theme.

      Avatar of Nicholas Alexander
      Nicholas Alexander uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

      Front end form capabilities and animations, drag and drop, etc.

      Avatar of Hunt Norment
      Hunt Norment uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

      4 years of experience using jQuery UI for front-end coolness.

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