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Kendo UI vs Zepto: What are the differences?

Kendo UI: Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution; 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.

Kendo UI and Zepto can be categorized as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Kendo UI are:

  • Ultimate Performance with Minimum Resources
  • Mobile-Friendly and Responsive
  • Built-In, Customizable Themes

On the other hand, Zepto provides the following key features:

  • zepto - Core module
  • contains most methods
  • event - Event handling via on() & off()

"Collection of controls" is the primary reason why developers consider Kendo UI over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight " was stated as the key factor in picking Zepto.

Kendo UI and Zepto are both open source tools. It seems that Zepto with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.06K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kendo UI with 2.16K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks.

What is Kendo UI?

Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.

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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      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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      For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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