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jQuery vs Isotope: What are the differences?

Developers describe jQuery as "The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library". jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. On the other hand, Isotope is detailed as "Filter & sort magical layouts". It is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to sort, filter, and add Masonry layouts to items on a webpage.

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

jQuery and Isotope are both open source tools. jQuery with 52K GitHub stars and 18.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Isotope with 9.65K GitHub stars and 1.41K GitHub forks.

Decisions about Isotope and jQuery
Malek Boubakri
Web developer at Quicktext · | 0 upvote · 64K 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!

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kazi shahin
CTO at Blubird Interactive Ltd. · | 3 upvotes · 49.6K 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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Manatsawin Hanmongkolchai

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 Isotope
Pros of jQuery
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    • 1.3K
    • 957
      Dom manipulation
    • 805
    • 660
      Open source
    • 610
    • 457
    • 395
    • 350
    • 281
    • 227
      Light weight
    • 91
    • 84
      Great community
    • 79
      CSS3 Compliant
    • 69
      Mobile friendly
    • 67
    • 43
    • 42
      Swiss Army knife for webdev
    • 35
      Huge Community
    • 10
      Easy to learn
    • 3
      Clean code
    • 2
      Just awesome
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
      Because of Ajax request :)
    • 1
      Easy Setup
    • 1
      Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
    • 1
      It Just Works
    • 1
      Improves productivity
    • 1
      Industry acceptance
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      Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
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      Used everywhere
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      Widely Used
    • 0

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    Cons of Isotope
    Cons of jQuery
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      • 5
        Large size
      • 5
        Encourages DOM as primary data source
      • 4
        Sometimes inconsistent API
      • 2
        Live events is overly complex feature

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      What is Isotope?

      It is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to sort, filter, and add Masonry layouts to items on a webpage

      What is jQuery?

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

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