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lodash vs Underscore: What are the differences?

What is lodash? A modern JavaScript utility library delivering modularity, performance & extras. A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras.

What is Underscore? JavaScript's utility _ belt. A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

lodash and Underscore can be categorized as "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" tools.

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.

Decisions about Lodash and Underscore

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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Pros of Lodash
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    Utility
  • 55
    Simple
  • 40
    Functional programming
  • 32
    Fast
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    Open source
  • 20
    Backbone
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    Javascript
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Cons of Lodash
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    It reduce the performance
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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 Underscore?

    A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

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    What are some alternatives to Lodash and Underscore?
    jQuery
    jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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    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.
    TypeScript
    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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    How developers use Lodash and Underscore
    ShadowICT uses
    Lodash

    Lodash provides us with extra Javascript functionality that makes working with various objects much easier than it would be otherwise therefore speeding up development time.

    Nicholas Alexander uses
    Underscore

    Making functional Javascript more concise and efficient (prefer more recent similar library, lodash).

    webkul uses
    Underscore

    It is a JavaScript Library and used for client site application.

    papaver uses
    Underscore

    first library i setup when working with javascript. period.

    douglasresende uses
    Underscore

    I use with Backbone.js and Marionette.js

    InstaGIS uses
    Underscore

    Truth is we use lodash

    Dave Woolfenden uses
    Lodash

    Used by Babel