Alpine.js VS jQuery

Compare Alpine.js vs jQuery and see what are their differences.

Alpine.js

A rugged, minimal framework for composing JavaScript behavior in your markup. (by alpinejs)

jQuery

jQuery JavaScript Library (by jquery)
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Alpine.js jQuery
95 57
19,149 55,630
1.8% 0.2%
9.6 6.1
5 days ago 2 days ago
HTML JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Alpine.js

Posts with mentions or reviews of Alpine.js. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-02.

jQuery

Posts with mentions or reviews of jQuery. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-01.
  • Best Frontend Web Frameworks in 2021
    6 projects | dev.to | 1 Dec 2021
    jQuery is one of the earliest frontend frameworks. jQuery offers simplicity and ease to use, and minimizes the need to write extensive JavaScript codes. jQuery is used to manipulate CSS and DOM and to optimize the functionality and interactivity of a website. It enables developers to build native mobile applications with its HTML5-based UI system--jQuery Mobile. jQuery is browser-friendly and supports any browser you intend to use.
  • How I started learning to code: the resources I’ve used in the first three months
    2 projects | dev.to | 30 Nov 2021
    However, I would still recommend learning jQuery. Not only is there a huge amount of jQuery still in use on the Internet (and you’re almost guaranteed to encounter it as a professional web developer), but I found that learning jQuery really helped me develop my knowledge of JavaScript. For me, the best place to learn jQuery was its official site.
  • Top 33 JavaScript Projects on GitHub (November 2021)
    29 projects | dev.to | 13 Nov 2021
    #26 jquery/jquery
  • Escaping HTML strings with jQuery
    1 project | reddit.com/r/codehunter | 12 Nov 2021
    Does anyone know of an easy way to escape HTML from strings in jQuery? I need to be able to pass an arbitrary string and have it properly escaped for display in an HTML page (preventing JavaScript/HTML injection attacks). I'm sure it's possible to extend jQuery to do this, but I don't know enough about the framework at the moment to accomplish this.
  • Most Popular Web Application Frameworks
    6 projects | dev.to | 12 Nov 2021
    1) Jquery - Provides a single api interface for DOM manipulation in all major browsers
  • 7 Useful JS Fiddles
    1 project | dev.to | 3 Nov 2021
    Custom File Input Placeholder. This snippet uses jQuery.
  • Python for Web App Development
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 2 Nov 2021
    Templates, bootstrap css and javascript/jQuery can go a long way but depending on the complexity of the application a javascript framework might be called for. React, Angular and Vue are the big three but there is a lot of variety in the javascript community. Beware decision fatigue if you decide you need more functionality on the front-end.
  • I have actually FORBIDDEN the use of npm altogether for all of our projects
    1 project | reddit.com/r/programmingcirclejerk | 23 Oct 2021
    Embrace tradition
  • Multi-Page Form
    1 project | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 21 Oct 2021
  • In-place editing with Dancer2 and jQuery
    4 projects | dev.to | 10 Oct 2021
    Now it's time to look at the front-end. I mentioned before that the web page was designed using Bootstrap. And one of the nice things about Bootstrap is that it uses jQuery for all of its front-end cleverness. So it's likely that a page that uses Bootstrap already loads the jQuery core library. We just need to look for an add-on that will support the feature that we need to add. A couple of minutes with Google led me to jQuery-editable which does everything we need.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Alpine.js and jQuery you can also consider the following projects:

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

Stimulus - A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have [Moved to: https://github.com/hotwired/stimulus]

petite-vue - 6kb subset of Vue optimized for progressive enhancement

htmx - </> htmx - high power tools for HTML

React - A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

Mithril.js - A JavaScript Framework for Building Brilliant Applications

hotwire-rails - Use Hotwire in your Ruby on Rails app

knockout - Knockout makes it easier to create rich, responsive UIs with JavaScript

SvelteKit - The fastest way to build Svelte apps

Vue.js - 🖖 Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.

feathers - A framework for real-time applications and REST APIs with JavaScript and TypeScript

Tailwind CSS - A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.