jQuery vs jQuery Mobile

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jQuery vs jQuery Mobile: What are the differences?

Developers describe jQuery as "The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library". jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. On the other hand, jQuery Mobile is detailed as "Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets". 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.

jQuery belongs to "Javascript UI Libraries" category of the tech stack, while jQuery Mobile can be primarily classified under "Mobile UI Frameworks".

jQuery and jQuery Mobile are both open source tools. jQuery with 51.9K GitHub stars and 18.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than jQuery Mobile with 9.97K GitHub stars and 2.57K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4052 company stacks & 2610 developers stacks; compared to jQuery Mobile, which is listed in 231 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.

Decisions about jQuery and jQuery Mobile
Malek Boubakri
Web developer at Quicktext · | 0 upvote · 125.4K views

The project is a web gadget previously made using vanilla script and JQuery, It is a part of the "Quicktext" platform and offers an in-app live & customizable messaging widget. We made that remake with React eco-system and Typescript and we're so far happy with results. We gained tons of TS features, React scaling & re-usabilities capabilities and much more!

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kazi shahin
CTO at Blubird Interactive Ltd. · | 3 upvotes · 70.9K views

I've an eCommerce platform building using Laravel, MySQL and jQuery. It's working good and if anyone become interested, I just deploy the entire source cod e in environment / Hosting. This is not a good model of course. Because everyone ask for small or large amount of change and I had to do this. Imagine when there will be 100 separate deploy and I had to manage 100 separate source. So How do I make my system architecture so that I'll have a core / base source code. To make any any change / update on specific deployment, it will be theme / plugin / extension based . Also if I introduce an API layer then I could handle the Web, Mobile App and POS as well ? Is the API should be part of source code or a individual single API and all the deployment will use that API ?

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Manatsawin Hanmongkolchai
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When I started TipMe, I thought about using React frontend. At the end, plain, simple jQuery won.

I had to build this iteration of the site fast and by using jQuery I could keep using Django as a full stack development tool. One important point is Django form (combined with Django Bootstrap3) means that I don't have to reinvent form rendering again, which will be the case with React.

Over time, more interactivity seeped into the site and React components start making its way into the codebase.

I now wish the site is built using React so that I could add more user friendly interfaces easier (no more fuddling with server states) but I would still say jQuery helped me get past those early days.

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Pros of jQuery
Pros of jQuery Mobile
  • 1.3K
    Cross-browser
  • 957
    Dom manipulation
  • 807
    Power
  • 660
    Open source
  • 610
    Plugins
  • 458
    Easy
  • 395
    Popular
  • 350
    Feature-rich
  • 281
    Html5
  • 227
    Light weight
  • 92
    Simple
  • 84
    Great community
  • 79
    CSS3 Compliant
  • 69
    Mobile friendly
  • 67
    Fast
  • 43
    Intuitive
  • 42
    Swiss Army knife for webdev
  • 35
    Huge Community
  • 11
    Easy to learn
  • 4
    Clean code
  • 3
    Because of Ajax request :)
  • 2
    Just awesome
  • 2
    Used everywhere
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 2
    Nice
  • 1
    Widely Used
  • 1
    Improves productivity
  • 1
    Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
  • 1
    It Just Works
  • 1
    Industry acceptance
  • 1
    Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
  • 1
    Javascript
  • 1
    Easy Setup
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    Cons of jQuery
    Cons of jQuery Mobile
    • 6
      Large size
    • 5
      Sometimes inconsistent API
    • 5
      Encourages DOM as primary data source
    • 2
      Live events is overly complex feature
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      What is jQuery?

      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to jQuery and jQuery Mobile?
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
      JavaScript
      JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
      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.
      D3.js
      It is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework.
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