AngularJS VS jQuery
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In the digital world, it is very essential for any business conducting organization to be present digitally with the features that tend to engage their target audience. The digital market is nothing but a collection of websites which we see scattered across the Internet. Web development has become so complex and cumbersome with the arrival of new technologies in the market. This has made the jobs of web developers much more complex and challenging as the expectations from them has been increased in the terms of:
- Building a richer User Interface
- Codeless and provide additional functionality
- Easy manipulation of the DOM (Document Object Model)
- Usage of Dynamic templates
- Providing Cross-functionality support
- Features that are easily testable.
There are several platforms in the market that aims to achieve these objectives with user-centric functionality. To design your dream website, it is essential to incorporate these features into your project. In this blog we are going to discuss two of the most popular web designing technologies that have helped many people create awesome websites and integrate the core functionality inside them, these are AngularJS and the other is jQuery.
What is Angular?–
AngularJS is a TypeScript based open source web application platform that is used to design the front end for deploying Single Page Applications (SPAs). Angular combines dependency injection, end to end tooling and declarative templates as well as integrated best practices to solve the development challenges faced by web developers.
What is jQuery?–
Before we can move ahead, we need to make things clear about some fundamental terms- Angular is designed to develop SPAs. So What exactly is a SPA?
Let’s compare AngularJS with jQuery:
|jQuery was released on 26 August 2006.||Angular’s latest version has a stable release date of 3rd May 2018.|
|jQuery is easy to understand and learn||Angular can be tough to understand and is not beginner friendly|
-Cross Browser compatible
-Angular directives which are an extension to HTML
-Two-way Data Bindings
-Validation of forms
-Use of RestFul API
Key Differences between AngularJS and jQuery:
- jQuery is a library for any kind of DOM manipulation whereas Angular is a Framework
- jQuery has nothing to do with models. Angular is used to create SPA’s or single page applications
- jQuery does not have 2-way data binding functionality whereas Angular has key features like routing, 2-way data binding, models, unit tests, directives, dependency injection and many more.
- jQuery becomes complex and difficult to maintain as the size of the project increases but in the case of Angular, things are completely different as they are manageable at big project size
- Many times it happens that one has to write more code in jQuery to achieve the same functionality whereas Angular reduces these criteria as the codes are generally not lengthy as compared to jQuery
The Conclusion- Angular VS jQuery
The conclusion is always the most challenging part as it should have some objectives for its readers. In this article, we have seen the phrase “LIBRARY” and “FRAMEWORK” many times. So let’s discuss what this terminology actually means.
FRAMEWORK:-Has a rule-based approach on which applications are designed. But here the user can customize the things as per his need. He can manipulate it by adding and deleting things, BootStrap is a framework.
LIBRARY: Library is a collection of predefined components or models. It is a collection of behavior written in a specific language. It is used to execute functions and perform results. Example jQuery, Curl is a library
JQuery is the best option when you require a flexible and dynamic website. Angular offers everything you need to design your clients application and it is important for you to choose when you need to design a single page application. If you’re planning to get the best quality website that can attract clients with your single page application then you can opt for angular. There always remains a hustle between Angular and jQuery but it depends on what your client requires and what your clients project needs, as well as what would be the functionality to achieve the objectives. It also depends on the personal preference for implementing the functionality.