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What is Underscore?

A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.
Underscore is a tool in the Javascript Utilities & Libraries category of a tech stack.
Underscore is an open source tool with 25.3K GitHub stars and 5.5K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Underscore's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Underscore?

Companies
1163 companies reportedly use Underscore in their tech stacks, including Pinterest, reddit, and LinkedIn.

Developers
462 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Underscore.

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Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Underscore in their tech stack.

Nicholas Alexander
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at Starfish Software | 1 upvotes 5.5K views
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Making functional Javascript more concise and efficient (prefer more recent similar library, lodash). Underscore

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I use with Backbone.js and Marionette.js Underscore

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

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papaver
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captain of a starship at electronic dreams | 1 upvotes 0 views
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first library i setup when working with javascript. period. Underscore

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Exploring my MVC solution for #DizzyCard, have have zeroed in on Backbone.js as the solution that best matches my requirements and style, that brings with it a requirement to use Underscore too which looks like a useful toolkit

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Public Decisions about Underscore

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Underscore in their tech stack.

Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Founder at Zulip | 4 upvotes 5.7K views
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We use Underscore because it's a reasonable library for providing all the reasonable helper functions missing from JavaScript ES5 (or that perform poorly if you use the default ES5 version).

Since we're migrating the codebase to TypeScript , we'll likely end up removing most usage of it and ultimately no longer needing it, but we've been very happy with the library.

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Exploring my MVC solution for #DizzyCard, have have zeroed in on Backbone.js as the solution that best matches my requirements and style, that brings with it a requirement to use Underscore too which looks like a useful toolkit

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Nicholas Alexander
Nicholas Alexander
at Starfish Software | 1 upvotes 5.5K views
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Making functional Javascript more concise and efficient (prefer more recent similar library, lodash). Underscore

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Underscore Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Underscore?
Lodash
A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras. It provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm.
jQuery
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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.
Dash
Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included.
Modernizr
It鈥檚 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鈥檚 browser has to offer.
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543 developers follow Underscore to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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