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    jQuery Alternatives

    jQuery is described as 'cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development' and is a very popular website in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to jQuery, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Zepto.js, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to jQuery are Underscore.js (Free, Open Source), Lodash (Free, Open Source), DHTMLX (Paid) and Ractive.js (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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    1. Zepto is a minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers with a largely jQuery-compatible API.
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      Almost everyone thinks Zepto.js is a great alternative to jQuery.
      Includes most jQuery methods people usually want and is much lighter.
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    2. Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects.
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      Lo-Dash is a drop-in replacement for Underscore.js that delivers performance improvements, bug fixes, and additional features.
    3. DHTMLX is a JavaScript UI library for speeding up web app development. It offers ready-made widgets for project management apps, ERP and CRM systems, healthcare, educational, and financial software solutions. DHTMLX supports React, Angular, and Vue.
    4. Ractive.js is a template-driven UI library that transforms your templates, styles and logic into blueprints for highly interactive apps. Ractive.js works for you, not the other way around. You do not need to learn new terminologies, concepts, and methodologies.
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      MontageJS is a modern, full stack HTML5 framework designed to create single-page applications—fast!
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      Tiny library for DOM manipulation, events and AJAX.
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      Free web application framework for building Web sites and Web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
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      Dojo Toolkit is an open source modular JavaScript library (or more specifically JavaScript toolkit) designed to ease the rapid development of cross-platform, JavaScript/Ajax-based applications and web sites.
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    5. Durandal is a cross-device, cross-platform client framework written in JavaScript and designed to make Single Page Applications (SPAs) easy to create and maintain.
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