Angular JS vs jQuery – A Brief Overview
Often, the web developers face the similar dilemma – Which framework one must opt for when it comes to web development?
But just as things go, the limit itself is limitless when it comes to the search for a superior platform. So, we decided to give AngularJS a try.
Now the question which arises is – Which one is better?
If you compare Angular JS and jQuery, the former is a framework and the latter is a library. You can easily plug the library directly to the project which is being created, use it first hand fully, party or just do not make any use of it at all. The plugin is basically a supplement to your task/project.
Whereas, Angular JS is an MVC framework. To utilize its features, you have to play by its rules. You have to use it completely, or don’t use it at all. It has a fix model and controls due to which it is considered as one of the best software development architectures in the modern times. When you are developing with Angular JS, you need to lay the foundation of the structure with complete architecture in mind which adds more complexities in the long run.
jQuery is excellently compiled and organized
Do not use Angular the jQuery way
Millions of jQuery plugins are available and just by the blink of an eye, you can plugin something and totally forget about it. Whereas, Angular JS has an entirely different structure. In this case, you are advised to use the directives instead. Once you are used to it, you will be able to develop your own ‘Angular Way’ rather than just merging the codes with the plugins. It not even mandatory to add the jQuery to your task/project. However, Angular JS comes with jqLite which is a simplified version for DOM manipulation.
Lastly, we can conclude that Angular Js doesn’t replace jQuery and it doesn’t even compete with jQuery. Both of them can be used in the very same project and applications. jQuery is for DOM manipulation and Angular JS is for structure.