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jQuery vs jQuery UI: What are the differences?

What is jQuery? The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library. jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

What is jQuery UI? 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.

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

"Cross-browser", "Dom manipulation" and "Power" are the key factors why developers consider jQuery; whereas "Ui components", "Cross-browser" and "Easy" are the primary reasons why jQuery UI is favored.

jQuery and jQuery UI are both open source tools. It seems that jQuery with 51.8K GitHub stars and 18.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than jQuery UI with 10.7K GitHub stars and 5.05K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4019 company stacks & 2547 developers stacks; compared to jQuery UI, which is listed in 1895 company stacks and 563 developer stacks.

What is jQuery?

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

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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    What are some alternatives to jQuery and jQuery UI?
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
    JavaScript
    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
    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.
    jQuery Mobile
    jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
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    Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
    Andrew Gatenby uses jQueryjQuery

    jQuery has been the basis of our front end JS for a number of years. The key part for us was that the amount of code saved by using jQuery methods, as opposed to writing out cross-browser compatible alternatives made it a no brainer. In recent years we've had to be clever in how we deliver jQuery on the websites, to ensure it's not render blocking and improve client-side performance but it's still a vital library.

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses jQueryjQuery

    In process of Learning Technics. Cross-browser Compatibility: handles a lot of infuriating cross-browser issues . used to make some widgets and effects: jQuery plugin repository.

    jQuery allows to easily do DOM scripting (i.e. HTML elements manipulation and event handling). using jquery under MVC webapps. Studing to know more

    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 Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses jQueryjQuery

    jQuery is only used in small amounts, primarily for animations and UIs, but it is included in the WSC, so we felt like not including it here would be kind of cheating. jQuery also almost makes ajax-requests a pleasure to work with, so ... you got that point, jQuery.

    Avatar of Lawrence Cheuk
    Lawrence Cheuk uses jQueryjQuery

    I don't use javascript, I use jquery....well I know it does not make sense, but I just want to stress how important it is. let's rephase it: whenever I use javascript, I use jquery. when you look at any js file of mine, 90% is jqery api.

    Avatar of Tarun Singh
    Tarun Singh uses jQueryjQuery

    Used jQuery for dom manipulations. Another great feature used was its deferred() function with promise to avoid callback hell.

    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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