lodash vs Underscore: What are the differences?
lodash and Underscore are both open source tools. lodash with 39.7K GitHub stars and 4.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Underscore with 24.6K GitHub stars and 5.41K GitHub forks.
reddit, Tesla Motors, and Hulu are some of the popular companies that use Underscore, whereas lodash is used by NoRedInk, Eventdrive, and Kalibrr. Underscore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1047 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to lodash, which is listed in 77 company stacks and 60 developer stacks.
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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