It wasn’t until 2009 that the AngularJS framework arrived on the scene, giving the developers a Powerful methodology for building a dynamic single page application(SPA). Nowadays, JQuery and AngularJS plays a prominent role in the world of modern front-end web development. Now we can learn about the difference between the jQuery and Angular js, and when we should use JQuery and Angular JS
Key feature included in jQuery
Effects and animations
Lightweight (minified and gzipped)
JQuery can be used in conjunction with other frameworks. It makes no assumption about our web technology stack. Angular JS is built off of an implementation of JQuery called jqlite.
Since jQuery has no real structure, the developer has full freedom to build projects as they see fit. However, the lack of structure also means it’s easier to fall into the trap of “spaghetti code,” which can lead to confusion on larger projects with no clear design direction or code maintainability. For these situations, a framework like AngularJS can be a big help.
Key feature of Angular
Two-way data binding
Support for MVC
Angular directive(extension to HTML)
It goes without saying that AngularJS also abstracts the DOM, has a system for managing event handlers and supports AJAX/JSONP.
WHEN TO USE JQUERY
Never try to directly call a jQuery plugin from within a controller as you would in a non-Angular app. jQuery shines when you require flexibility or see a particular feature that you wish to include in your app, like a slider. It’s also great for quickly scripting solutions that work to test an idea.
WHEN TO USE ANGULAR JS
|Abstract the DOM||Yes||Yes|
|Unit Test Runner||Yes||Yes|
|Crossed – Module Communication||Yes||Yes|
|Integration Test Runner||No||Yes|
|MVC Pattern Support||No||Yes|
|Two-way Data Binding||No||Yes|
Anup Varghese C is a native of Chakkulathukavu a spiritual township at Alappuzha district Kerala. He is a B.Tech student doing his Engineering degree in Computer Science from Govt. College of Engineering (IHRD) Chengannur. Anup is an highly enthusiastic tech savvy who is very active in technical forums. Currently he is doing internship in PHP at IPSR Solutions Ltd, Kottayam