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jQuery vs React Router: What are the differences?

jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library. jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML; React Router: A complete routing solution for React.js. React Router is a complete routing solution designed specifically for React.js. It painlessly synchronizes the components of your application with the URL, with first-class support for nesting, transitions, and server side rendering.

jQuery belongs to "Javascript UI Libraries" category of the tech stack, while React Router can be primarily classified under "JavaScript Framework Components".

"Cross-browser" is the primary reason why developers consider jQuery over the competitors, whereas "Because there's not alternative" was stated as the key factor in picking React Router.

jQuery and React Router are both open source tools. jQuery with 51.8K GitHub stars and 18.2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Router with 36.6K GitHub stars and 7.5K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4019 company stacks & 2546 developers stacks; compared to React Router, which is listed in 107 company stacks and 96 developer stacks.

Decisions about jQuery and React Router
Malek Boubakri
Web developer at Quicktext · | 0 upvote · 50.8K 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 · 44.8K 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 React Router
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    Cross-browser
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    Dom manipulation
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    Power
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    Open source
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    Plugins
  • 457
    Easy
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    Popular
  • 350
    Feature-rich
  • 281
    Html5
  • 227
    Light weight
  • 91
    Simple
  • 84
    Great community
  • 79
    CSS3 Compliant
  • 69
    Mobile friendly
  • 67
    Fast
  • 43
    Intuitive
  • 42
    Swiss Army knife for webdev
  • 35
    Huge Community
  • 10
    Easy to learn
  • 3
    Clean code
  • 2
    Just awesome
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 2
    Nice
  • 2
    Because of Ajax request :)
  • 1
    Easy Setup
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    Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
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    It Just Works
  • 1
    Improves productivity
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    Industry acceptance
  • 1
    Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
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    Used everywhere
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    Widely Used
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    Javascript
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    Because there's not alternative

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Cons of jQuery
Cons of React Router
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    Large size
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    Encourages DOM as primary data source
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    Sometimes inconsistent API
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    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 React Router?

    React Router is a complete routing solution designed specifically for React.js. It painlessly synchronizes the components of your application with the URL, with first-class support for nesting, transitions, and server side rendering.

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    What are some alternatives to jQuery and React Router?
    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.
    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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