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Knockout vs Select2: What are the differences?

Developers describe Knockout as "Create rich, responsive UIs with JavaScript". It is a JavaScript library that helps you to create rich, responsive display and editor user interfaces with a clean underlying data model. Any time you have sections of UI that update dynamically (e.g., changing depending on the user’s actions or when an external data source changes), it can help you implement it more simply and maintainably. On the other hand, Select2 is detailed as "The jQuery replacement for select boxes". It gives you a customizable select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling, and many other highly used options. It comes with support for RTL environments, searching with diacritics and over 40 languages built-in.

Knockout and Select2 can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Knockout are:

  • Easily associate DOM elements with model data using a concise, readable syntax
  • When your data model's state changes, your UI updates automatically
  • Implicitly set up chains of relationships between model data, to transform and combine it

On the other hand, Select2 provides the following key features:

  • comes with support for RTL environments, searching with diacritics and over 40 languages built-in
  • Using AJAX you can efficiently search large lists of items
  • Fully skinnable, CSS built with Sass and an optional theme for Bootstrap 3

Knockout and Select2 are both open source tools. Select2 with 24.6K GitHub stars and 6.03K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Knockout with 9.84K GitHub stars and 1.55K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Select2 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2752 company stacks & 37 developers stacks; compared to Knockout, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 146 developer stacks.

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What is Knockout?

It is a JavaScript library that helps you to create rich, responsive display and editor user interfaces with a clean underlying data model. Any time you have sections of UI that update dynamically (e.g., changing depending on the user’s actions or when an external data source changes), it can help you implement it more simply and maintainably.

What is Select2?

It gives you a customizable select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling, and many other highly used options. It comes with support for RTL environments, searching with diacritics and over 40 languages built-in.

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What are some alternatives to Knockout and Select2?
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.
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.
jQuery
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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.
Vue.js
It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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