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jQuery UI vs Kendo UI: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Kendo UI? Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.

jQuery UI and Kendo UI belong to "Javascript UI Libraries" category of the tech stack.

"Ui components" is the primary reason why developers consider jQuery UI over the competitors, whereas "Collection of controls" was stated as the key factor in picking Kendo UI.

jQuery UI and Kendo UI are both open source tools. jQuery UI with 10.7K GitHub stars and 5.06K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kendo UI with 2.16K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks.

TimeHop, Boston Technologies, and ZeroTurnaround are some of the popular companies that use jQuery UI, whereas Kendo UI is used by Oconics, Callision, and GripeO. jQuery UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1896 company stacks & 574 developers stacks; compared to Kendo UI, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about jQuery UI and Kendo UI
James Bender
Lead Application Architect at TekPartners · | 4 upvotes · 14.9K views

Full disclosure; I worked for both Telerik and Infragistics in Developer Relations for these projects. From my point of view, neither is a clear "winner" in this space. Kendo has some nice features and Ignite doesn't have and vice versa. We ended up picking Kendo because we needed to settle on one of these, and most of our clients already owned Kendo because it came with some other Telerik product. That's it. It could have very easily gone the other way, but Telerik kinda won the ground war here, so...

Having said that, the only tool we really use is the grid (the rest of them are no better than Flowbite/HTML5/etc. controls. And even then, we really need to be leveraging the advanced functionality of the grid before telling the client they'll have to buy a support license.

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Pros of jQuery UI
Pros of Kendo UI
  • 214
    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
  • 6
    Themes
  • 0
    Some good ui components
  • 14
    Collection of controls
  • 5
    Speed
  • 4
    Multi-framework support
  • 4
    Mobile
  • 2
    AngularJS
  • 2
    Built-in router
  • 1
    Good Documentation

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Cons of jQuery UI
Cons of Kendo UI
  • 1
    Does not contain charts or graphs
  • 4
    Massive footprint
  • 3
    Slow
  • 1
    Expensive
  • 1
    Poor customizability
  • 1
    Spotty Documentation

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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.

What is Kendo UI?

Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.

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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.
jQuery Mobile
jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
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.
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