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Handsontable vs Kendo UI: What are the differences?

What is Handsontable? Excel-like data grid in pure JavaScript. Handsontable is a minimalist approach to Excel-like table editor (datagrid/data grid) in HTML & JavaScript.

What is Kendo UI? Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.

Handsontable and Kendo UI are primarily classified as "Datagrids" and "Javascript UI Libraries" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Handsontable are:

  • Cell renderers
  • Custom HTML
  • Scroll bars & Column stretch

On the other hand, Kendo UI provides the following key features:

  • Ultimate Performance with Minimum Resources
  • Mobile-Friendly and Responsive
  • Built-In, Customizable Themes

"Excel in browser" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Handsontable, while over 5 developers mention "Collection of controls" as the leading cause for choosing Kendo UI.

Handsontable and Kendo UI are both open source tools. Handsontable with 12.1K GitHub stars and 2.27K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kendo UI with 2.16K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks.

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Pros of Handsontable
Pros of Kendo UI
  • 5
    Excel in browser
  • 1
    Open Source Edition
  • 12
    Collection of controls
  • 4
    Mobile
  • 3
    Multi-framework support
  • 2
    Speed
  • 1
    Built-in router
  • 1
    AngularJS

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Cons of Handsontable
Cons of Kendo UI
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    • 4
      Massive footprint
    • 3
      Slow
    • 1
      Poor customizability
    • 1
      Spotty Documentation

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    What is Handsontable?

    Handsontable is a minimalist approach to Excel-like table editor (datagrid/data grid) in HTML & JavaScript.

    What is Kendo UI?

    Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.

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