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Lodash vs Modernizr: What are the differences?

Developers describe Lodash as "A JavaScript utility library". A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras. It provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm. On the other hand, Modernizr is detailed as "Respond to your user’s browser features". It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer.

Lodash and Modernizr are primarily classified as "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" and "JavaScript Compilers" tools respectively.

Lodash and Modernizr are both open source tools. It seems that Lodash with 40.7K GitHub stars and 4.23K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Modernizr with 23.8K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks.

Walls.io, NoRedInk, and Kalibrr are some of the popular companies that use Lodash, whereas Modernizr is used by OneWire, GlobeBetting, and Actimore. Lodash has a broader approval, being mentioned in 126 company stacks & 296 developers stacks; compared to Modernizr, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about Lodash and Modernizr

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) provides standard data objects in JSON format for the healthcare industry. Since JSON objects are hierarchical and tree-like, we had a need to defensively 'pluck' fields from our JSON objects and do lots of mapping. We tried jQuery and Underscore and a few other technologies like FHIRPath; but Lodash has been the most well supported, works in the most contexts, has the cleanest syntax, etc. We particularly like the ES6 version of Lodash, where we can import the method names directly, without resorting to * or _ syntax. We got hooked on the 'get' function to defensively pluck fields from objects without crashing our user interface, and have found countless uses for the other lodash functions throughout our apps. Lodash is great for developing and optimizing algorithms.

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    Simple
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      What is Lodash?

      A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras. It provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm.

      What is Modernizr?

      It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer.

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      jQuery
      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
      Underscore
      A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.
      Ramda
      It emphasizes a purer functional style. Immutability and side-effect free functions are at the heart of its design philosophy. This can help you get the job done with simple, elegant code.
      ES6
      Goals for ECMAScript 2015 include providing better support for large applications, library creation, and for use of ECMAScript as a compilation target for other languages. Some of its major enhancements include modules, class declarations, lexical block scoping, iterators and generators, promises for asynchronous programming, destructuring patterns, and proper tail calls.
      RxJS
      RxJS is a library for reactive programming using Observables, to make it easier to compose asynchronous or callback-based code. This project is a rewrite of Reactive-Extensions/RxJS with better performance, better modularity, better debuggable call stacks, while staying mostly backwards compatible, with some breaking changes that reduce the API surface.
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