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AngularJS vs jQuery UI: What are the differences?

AngularJS: Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework. 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鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding; jQuery UI: Curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. 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 belongs to "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while jQuery UI can be primarily classified under "Javascript UI Libraries".

"Quick to develop", "Great mvc" and "Powerful" are the key factors why developers consider AngularJS; whereas "Ui components", "Cross-browser" and "Easy" are the primary reasons why jQuery UI is favored.

AngularJS and jQuery UI are both open source tools. It seems that AngularJS with 59.6K GitHub stars and 28.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than jQuery UI with 10.7K GitHub stars and 5.06K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, AngularJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2799 company stacks & 1864 developers stacks; compared to jQuery UI, which is listed in 1896 company stacks and 574 developer stacks.

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What is the best MVC stack to build mobile-friendly, light-weight, and fast single-page application with Spring Boot as back-end (Java)? Is Bootstrap still required to front-end layer these days?

The idea is to host on-premise initially with the potential to move to the cloud. Which combo would have minimal developer ramp-up time and low long-term maintenance costs (BAU support)?

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Carolyne Stopa
Full Stack Developer at Contabilizei | 9 upvotes 路 160K views
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Vue.js

React might be a good option if you're considering a mobile app for the future, because of react native. Although, Vue.js has the easiest learning curve and offers a better developer ramp-up time. Vue.js is great to build SPAs, very clean and organized and you won't have a lot of long-term maintenance problems (like AngularJS, for example). Bootstrap can still be used, but with flexbox there's no need anymore.

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Chaitanya Chunduri
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I recommend React because of less memory occupant compare to Angular, but this will depend on your organisation flexibility. When you use React you need to import different libraries as per your need. On the other side angular is a complete framework.

Performance-wise I vote for react js as it loads up quickly and lighter on the mobile. You can make good PWA with SSR as well.

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If you are new to all three react will be a good choice considering, react-native will be useful if you want to build cross platform mobile application today or tomorrow. If you are talking about bootstrap styling framework than it's a choice you can style ur components by ur self or use bootstrap 4.0 framework. The complete stack mentioned above is platform agnostic u can run it anywhere you want be it cloud or on-premise.

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Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. | 10 upvotes 路 224.5K views

It was easier to find people who've worked on React than Vue. Angular did not have this problem, but seemed way too bloated compared to React. Angular also brings in restrictions working within their MVC framework. React on the other hand only handles the view/rendering part and rest of the control is left to the developers. React has a very active community, support and has lots of ready-to-use plugins/libraries available.

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Jos茅 Oberto
Head of Engineering & Development at Chiper | 14 upvotes 路 200.4K views

It is a very versatile library that provides great development speed. Although, with a bad organization, maintaining projects can be a disaster. With a good architecture, this does not happen.

Angular is obviously powerful and robust. I do not rule it out for any future application, in fact with the arrival of micro frontends and cross-functional teams I think it could be useful. However, if I have to build a stack from scratch again, I'm left with react.

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John Clifford de Vera
Software Engineer at CircleYY | 21 upvotes 路 109K views

I used React not just because it is more popular than Angular. But the declarative and composition it gives out of the box is fascinating and React.js is just a very small UI library and you can build anything on top of it.

Composing components is the strongest asset of React for me as it can breakdown your application into smaller pieces which makes it easy to reuse and scale.

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Pros of AngularJS
Pros of jQuery UI
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    Quick to develop
  • 587
    Great mvc
  • 571
    Powerful
  • 522
    Restful
  • 504
    Backed by google
  • 349
    Two-way data binding
  • 344
    Javascript
  • 328
    Open source
  • 306
    Dependency injection
  • 198
    Readable
  • 76
    Fast
  • 65
    Directives
  • 64
    Great community
  • 57
    Free
  • 39
    Extend html vocabulary
  • 30
    Components
  • 26
    Easy to test
  • 25
    Easy to learn
  • 24
    Easy to templates
  • 24
    Great documentation
  • 22
    Easy to start
  • 18
    Awesome
  • 18
    Light weight
  • 15
    Angular 2.0
  • 15
    Javascript mvw framework
  • 14
    Great extensions
  • 14
    Efficient
  • 11
    Easy to prototype with
  • 9
    High performance
  • 9
    Coffeescript
  • 8
    Mvc
  • 8
    Two-way binding
  • 8
    Lots of community modules
  • 7
    Easy to e2e
  • 7
    Clean and keeps code readable
  • 6
    One of the best frameworks
  • 6
    Easy for small applications
  • 5
    Works great with jquery
  • 5
    Fast development
  • 3
    Hierarchical Data Structure
  • 3
    The two-way Data Binding is awesome
  • 3
    Community
  • 3
    Typescript
  • 3
    Declarative programming
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    I do not touch DOM
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    Be a developer, not a plumber.
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    Dart
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    Fkin awesome
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    Scopes
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    The powerful of binding, routing and controlling routes
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    Opinionated in the right areas
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    Supports api , easy development
  • 2
    Common Place
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    Amazing community support
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    Great
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    Very very useful and fast framework for development
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    Readable code
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    Programming fun again
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    Linear learning curve
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    Ui components
  • 155
    Cross-browser
  • 121
    Easy
  • 100
    It's jquery
  • 81
    Open source
  • 57
    Widgets
  • 48
    Plugins
  • 46
    Popular
  • 39
    Datepicker
  • 23
    Great community
  • 7
    DOM Manipulation
  • 5
    Themes
  • 0
    Some good ui components

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Cons of AngularJS
Cons of jQuery UI
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    Complex
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    Dependency injection
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    Learning Curve
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    Event Listener Overload
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    Hard to learn
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    What is 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鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.

    What is 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.

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    It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
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    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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    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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    How developers use AngularJS and jQuery UI
    shridhardalavi uses
    AngularJS

    AngularJS is a structural framework for dynamic web apps. With AngularJS, designers can use HTML as the template language and it allows for the extension of HTML's syntax to convey the application's components effortlessly. Angular makes much of the code you would otherwise have to write completely redundant. We can use Angular to build any kind of app, taking advantage of features like: Two-way binding, templating, RESTful api handling, modularization, AJAX handling, dependency injection, etc

    Tony Manso uses
    jQuery UI

    I only use the modal dialog thingy in jQuery UI, which displays when the player is not currently playing. I'm not big on the DOM and so it would have taken me a lifetime to figure out how to do this on my own, as compared to the 5 minutes to install jQuery UI and invoke it.

    Kalibrr uses
    AngularJS

    All of our frontend code is on AngularJS. Directives, controllers, and services really help in organizing code in order to keep things maintainable, and two-way binding makes data input easy. The large ecosystem of modules for directives is fantastic, too.

    Nikola Novakovic uses
    AngularJS

    When ever I need heavy user client side apps this is my tool of choice. There are a ton of JS frameworks out there, picked this one because of philosophy they are trying to put out there and great community. Two way data binding FTW!

    Yaakov Gesher uses
    AngularJS

    The front end was built on an Angular template supplied by the client. We leveraged Angular's flexibility and speed to delivered complex matrices of data quickly and with great finesse.

    InJoin uses
    AngularJS

    We use Angular.js to build our front-end framework known as Frontkit, so our apps can get started faster with reliable, interactive components.

    John Galbraith uses
    jQuery UI

    The JQuery libraries are embedded in my home page that allow my site to be viewed the way I want them to.

    Romans Malinovskis uses
    jQuery UI

    We fully integrate it into the framework and also supply a nice theme.

    Nicholas Alexander uses
    jQuery UI

    Front end form capabilities and animations, drag and drop, etc.

    Hunt Norment uses
    jQuery UI

    4 years of experience using jQuery UI for front-end coolness.