jQuery vs React vs Stimulus

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jQuery

175K
55.8K
+ 1
6.6K
React

130.3K
107.6K
+ 1
3.9K
Stimulus

77
83
+ 1
16
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Pros of jQuery
Pros of React
Pros of Stimulus
  • 1.3K
    Cross-browser
  • 957
    Dom manipulation
  • 807
    Power
  • 660
    Open source
  • 610
    Plugins
  • 458
    Easy
  • 395
    Popular
  • 350
    Feature-rich
  • 281
    Html5
  • 227
    Light weight
  • 92
    Simple
  • 84
    Great community
  • 79
    CSS3 Compliant
  • 69
    Mobile friendly
  • 67
    Fast
  • 43
    Intuitive
  • 42
    Swiss Army knife for webdev
  • 35
    Huge Community
  • 11
    Easy to learn
  • 4
    Clean code
  • 3
    Because of Ajax request :)
  • 2
    Just awesome
  • 2
    Used everywhere
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 2
    Nice
  • 1
    Widely Used
  • 1
    Improves productivity
  • 1
    Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
  • 1
    It Just Works
  • 1
    Industry acceptance
  • 1
    Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
  • 1
    Javascript
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 777
    Components
  • 660
    Virtual dom
  • 569
    Performance
  • 494
    Simplicity
  • 439
    Composable
  • 177
    Data flow
  • 162
    Declarative
  • 124
    Isn't an mvc framework
  • 114
    Reactive updates
  • 112
    Explicit app state
  • 40
    JSX
  • 25
    Learn once, write everywhere
  • 19
    Uni-directional data flow
  • 18
    Easy to Use
  • 14
    Works great with Flux Architecture
  • 10
    Great perfomance
  • 8
    Built by Facebook
  • 7
    Javascript
  • 5
    Speed
  • 5
    TypeScript support
  • 4
    Easy to start
  • 4
    Awesome
  • 4
    Feels like the 90s
  • 4
    Scalable
  • 4
    Hooks
  • 3
    Props
  • 3
    Excellent Documentation
  • 3
    Scales super well
  • 3
    Cross-platform
  • 3
    Server Side Rendering
  • 3
    Obama
  • 3
    Fancy third party tools
  • 3
    Server side views
  • 3
    Functional
  • 2
    Very gentle learning curve
  • 2
    Simple
  • 2
    Closer to standard JavaScript and HTML than others
  • 2
    Super easy
  • 2
    Rich ecosystem
  • 2
    Allows creating single page applications
  • 2
    Fast evolving
  • 2
    Simple, easy to reason about and makes you productive
  • 2
    Start simple
  • 2
    Just the View of MVC
  • 2
    Beautiful and Neat Component Management
  • 2
    Sdfsdfsdf
  • 2
    Has functional components
  • 2
    Has arrow functions
  • 2
    Strong Community
  • 2
    Great migration pathway for older systems
  • 2
    SSR
  • 1
    Fragments
  • 1
    Every decision architecture wise makes sense
  • 1
    Split your UI into components with one true state
  • 1
    Sharable
  • 1
    Permissively-licensed
  • 0
    Image upload
  • 0
    Recharts
  • 5
    No Javascript on Backend
  • 5
    Simple and easy to start with
  • 4
    Balance between Front End and BackEnd
  • 2
    Easy way to add functionality to rails views

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Cons of jQuery
Cons of React
Cons of Stimulus
  • 6
    Large size
  • 5
    Sometimes inconsistent API
  • 5
    Encourages DOM as primary data source
  • 2
    Live events is overly complex feature
  • 36
    Requires discipline to keep architecture organized
  • 24
    No predefined way to structure your app
  • 23
    Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages
  • 9
    JSX
  • 7
    Not enterprise friendly
  • 5
    One-way binding only
  • 2
    Bad Documentation
  • 2
    State consistency with backend neglected
  • 1
    Not Typescript
  • 1
    Paradigms change too fast
  • 2
    Steep learning curve

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What is jQuery?

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

What is 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.

What is Stimulus?

Stimulus is a JavaScript framework with modest ambitions. It doesn't seek to take over your entire front-end—in fact, it's not concerned with rendering HTML at all.

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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.
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.
D3.js
It is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework.
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