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jQuery vs Zepto: 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 Zepto? Minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers, with a jQuery-compatible API. While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

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

"Cross-browser" is the top reason why over 1265 developers like jQuery, while over 2 developers mention "Lightweight " as the leading cause for choosing Zepto.

jQuery and Zepto are both open source tools. jQuery with 51.9K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Zepto with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.06K GitHub forks.

What is jQuery?

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

What is Zepto?

While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

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    What are some alternatives to jQuery and Zepto?
    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.

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    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 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.

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    Tarun Singh uses jQueryjQuery

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

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    ahamilton9 uses ZeptoZepto

    I'll consider Zepto if jQuery is overkill for the amount of JavaScript work I'll be needing for the specific project.

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    AmericanBibleSociety uses ZeptoZepto

    For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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