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Marko vs Zepto: What are the differences?

Marko: An isomorphic UI framework similar to Vue. Marko is a really fast and lightweight HTML-based templating engine that compiles templates to readable Node.js-compatible JavaScript modules, and it works on the server and in the browser. It supports streaming, async rendering and custom tags; 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.

Marko and Zepto can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Some of the features offered by Marko are:

  • Extremely fast
  • Streaming and async rendering
  • Progressive HTML rendering

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

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

"No JSX" is the primary reason why developers consider Marko over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight " was stated as the key factor in picking Zepto.

Marko 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 Marko with 9.08K GitHub stars and 565 GitHub forks.

What is Marko?

Marko is a really fast and lightweight HTML-based templating engine that compiles templates to readable Node.js-compatible JavaScript modules, and it works on the server and in the browser. It supports streaming, async rendering and custom tags.

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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      What are some alternatives to Marko and Zepto?
      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.
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      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.
      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.
      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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      ahamilton9 uses ZeptoZepto

      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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      AmericanBibleSociety uses ZeptoZepto

      For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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