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Flux vs Zepto: 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, Zepto is detailed as "Minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers, with a jQuery-compatible API". While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

Flux and Zepto can be categorized as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

"Unidirectional data flow" is the top reason why over 43 developers like Flux, while over 2 developers mention "Lightweight " as the leading cause for choosing Zepto.

Flux and Zepto are both open source tools. It seems that Flux with 16.2K GitHub stars and 3.62K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Zepto with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.06K GitHub forks.

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 Zepto?

While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

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      jQuery
      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
      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
      Vue.js is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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      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.

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      ahamilton9 uses ZeptoZepto

      I'll consider Zepto if jQuery is overkill for the amount of JavaScript work I'll be needing for the specific project.

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      AmericanBibleSociety uses ZeptoZepto

      For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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