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Rax vs Zepto: What are the differences?

Rax: 🎩 A universal React-compatible render engine (by Alibaba). Rax is a universal JavaScript library with a largely React-compatible API. If you use React, you already know how to use Rax. ⚡️ Fast: blazing fast virtual DOM. 🎯 Tiny: 8.0 KB minified + gzipped. 🎨 Universal: works in browsers, Weex, and Node.js; 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.

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

Rax 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 Rax with 5.3K GitHub stars and 479 GitHub forks.

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What is Rax?

Rax is a universal JavaScript library with a largely React-compatible API. If you use React, you already know how to use Rax. ⚡️ Fast: blazing fast virtual DOM. 🎯 Tiny: 8.0 KB minified + gzipped. 🎨 Universal: works in browsers, Weex, and Node.js.

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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        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.
        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.
        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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        For the occasional lightweight JQuery alternative.

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