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DataTables vs Underscore: What are the differences?

DataTables: A plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library. It is a highly flexible tool, built upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, that adds all of these advanced features to any HTML table; Underscore: JavaScript's utility _ belt. A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

DataTables and Underscore belong to "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" category of the tech stack.

Underscore is an open source tool with 24.7K GitHub stars and 5.41K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Underscore's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Underscore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1173 company stacks & 457 developers stacks; compared to DataTables, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Decisions about DataTables 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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    What is DataTables?

    It is a highly flexible tool, built upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, that adds all of these advanced features to any HTML table.

    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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