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jQuery v/s AngularJS


jQuery is a small, light-weight and fast JavaScript library. It was created by John Resig in 2006. It is cross-platform and supports different types of browsers. The main purpose of jQuery is to provide an easy way to use JavaScript on your website to make it more interactive and attractive. It is also used to add animation. It simplifies the DOM manipulation and AJAX call. It can be used to achieve common tasks such as AJAX requests, events, manipulating events, etc.


Angular JS is an open-source JavaScript framework that is used to build web applications. It is developed by Google. It can be freely used, changed and shared by anyone. It is an excellent framework for building single-page applications and lines of business applications. It is mainly used to create single-page client-side applications.

AngularJS is completely written in JavaScript, but it is different from other web application frameworks like jQuery. It is less friendly to inexperienced developers.

The basic differences between jQuery and AngularJS are listed as follows.

  • AngularJS is a framework, whereas jQuery is a library that is used for DOM manipulation.
  • On large projects, sometimes jQuery is difficult to maintain, but AngularJS is manageable with large projects.
  • Sometimes with jQuery, we require to code more to achieve the same functionality, but with AngularJS, we have to code less as compared to jQuery.
  • jQuery doesn't include a two-way binding feature, whereas AngularJS includes two-way data binding, directives, MVC, etc. as its key features.
  • Although jQuery is best for the flexible website, but for the attractive and best quality single page application for the client, we can choose Angular.

Difference between jQuery and AngularJS

Now, let's see the comparison between jQuery and AngularJS.

On the basis of jQuery AngularJS
Developed and Released It is created by John Resig, and it is released on 26th August 2006. It is initially developed by Adam Abrons and Misko Hevery in 2009.
Aim The main purpose of jQuery is to provide an easy way to use JavaScript on your website to make it more interactive and attractive. It provides a consistent DOM API that is steady across supported browsers. It is the best framework to create single phase applications and line of business applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Learning jQuery is easy to learn and understand. It is hard to understand.
Features It has multiple features listed as follows.
  • HTML/DOM manipulation
  • CSS manipulation
  • AJAX support
  • JSON parsing
  • Effects and animations
  • Extensibility through plugins
  • Event handling, etc.
The features list of AngularJS is given as follows.
  • Two-way data binding
  • MVC (Model view controller)
  • Testing
  • Modules
  • Routes, etc.

AngularJS can do better the things done by jQuery. Angular is enough to create complex single-page web applications. AngularJS is a solution to the multiple problems that are not solved by jQuery.

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