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jQuery vs Svelte: 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, Svelte is detailed as "A UI framework that compiles into tiny standalone JavaScript modules". If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.

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

"Cross-browser" is the primary reason why developers consider jQuery over the competitors, whereas "Javascript compiler (do that browsers don't have to)" was stated as the key factor in picking Svelte.

jQuery and Svelte are both open source tools. It seems that jQuery with 51.8K GitHub stars and 18.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Svelte with 19.2K GitHub stars and 715 GitHub forks.

Decisions about jQuery and Svelte
Peter Schmalfeldt
Senior Software Engineer · | 9 upvotes · 23.2K views

I have made an extended effort to drop frameworks completely if they are not actually needed. While I still use JS Frameworks like Vue, Angular and React ( if I have too ), I see far too often devs / teams deciding to build a single page site entirely in a framework, rather than just using HTML, CSS and a little JS.

I personally feel it's important to know when a framework is a good solution, and maybe when it's overkill.

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Máté Homolya
Senior developer at Self-employed · | 11 upvotes · 104.8K views
Migrated
from
React
to
Svelte

Svelte is everything a developer could ever want for flexible, scalable frontend development. I feel like React has reached a maturity level where there needs to be new syntactic sugar added (I'm looking at you, hooks!). I love how Svelte sets out to rebuild a new language to write interfaces in from the ground up.

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Alex Guesnon
Full-stack software engineer · | 3 upvotes · 58.9K views
Chose
Svelte
over
Vue.js

Svelte 3 is exacly what I'm looking for that Vue is not made for.

It has a iterable dom just like angular but very low overhead.

This is going to be used with the application.

for old/ lite devices . ie. * android tv, * micro linux, * possibly text based web browser for ascci and/or linux framebuffer * android go devices * android One devices

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Malek Boubakri
Web developer at Quicktext · | 0 upvote · 45.3K 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!

What do you think?

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kazi shahin
CTO at Blubird Interactive Ltd. · | 3 upvotes · 42.9K 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
Chose
jQuery
over
React
in

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 jQuery
Pros of Svelte
  • 1.3K
    Cross-browser
  • 957
    Dom manipulation
  • 805
    Power
  • 660
    Open source
  • 610
    Plugins
  • 457
    Easy
  • 395
    Popular
  • 350
    Feature-rich
  • 281
    Html5
  • 227
    Light weight
  • 91
    Simple
  • 84
    Great community
  • 79
    CSS3 Compliant
  • 69
    Mobile friendly
  • 67
    Fast
  • 43
    Intuitive
  • 42
    Swiss Army knife for webdev
  • 35
    Huge Community
  • 10
    Easy to learn
  • 3
    Clean code
  • 2
    Just awesome
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 2
    Nice
  • 2
    Because of Ajax request :)
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
  • 1
    It Just Works
  • 1
    Improves productivity
  • 1
    Industry acceptance
  • 1
    Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
  • 1
    Used everywhere
  • 1
    Widely Used
  • 0
    Javascript
  • 41
    Performance
  • 32
    Reactivity
  • 29
    Javascript compiler (do that browsers don't have to)
  • 29
    Components
  • 28
    Simplicity
  • 26
    Lightweight
  • 24
    Real Reactivity
  • 23
    Fast as vanilajs
  • 22
    Near to no learning curve
  • 16
    Compiler based
  • 16
    All in one
  • 15
    Scalable
  • 15
    Use existing js libraries
  • 13
    SSR
  • 13
    Very easy for beginners
  • 12
    Composable
  • 11
    Ease of use
  • 11
    No runtime overhead
  • 9
    Built in store
  • 7
    Typescript
  • 6
    Start with pure html + css
  • 6
    Best Developer Experience
  • 5
    Templates
  • 3
    Speed

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Cons of jQuery
Cons of Svelte
  • 5
    Large size
  • 5
    Encourages DOM as primary data source
  • 4
    Sometimes inconsistent API
  • 2
    Live events is overly complex feature
  • 2
    Complex
  • 2
    Learning Curve
  • 2
    Hard to learn
  • 2
    Event Listener Overload
  • 1
    Little to no libraries

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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 Svelte?

If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.

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