What are the differences between AngularJS and JQuery?

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Due to various questions that have risen on the difference between AngularJS and JQuery, We can say that both are used in programming. AngularJS, otherwise known as Angular Javascript, is a Javascript framework, while JQuery is a library. Furthermore, in this article, we will be discussing their different functions and bring out their differences In the process so please, follow through.

  • AngularJS

 It is a framework written in JavaScript for building dynamic apps. Its framework is used to simplify the development and usage of such applications. It was created by Misko at Brat Tech LLC and released on the 20th of October 2010. It uses HTML (hypertext mark-up language) as a reading language and embeds the HTML attributes into it, then interprets those attributes as a command to bind input or output part of the page into a model represented by a standard Javascript variable.

    Angular has a blend of both javascript and HTML, with both having different attributes. While JavaScript stands for dynamic application, HTML stands for the static document. Angular has a way of making both independent tools work together by using a library which is JQuery, for creating web applications and using a framework that contains web applications.

AngularJS is important for developers because :

  • It is a perfect choice for building web applications from scratch.
  • It is time-saving.
  • It has the advanced feature of having a library (JQuery) and performing a two-way data binding.

What is JQUERY? 

JQuery is an open-source JavaScript library simply used for scripting HTML. On JQuery, you can perform events handling, Ajax, HTML documents traversal and manipulation, etc. It can be used separately as a tool on its own and also by binding it together with the framework. When JQuery is used in isolation, there might be complications when you encounter large projects; therefore, the best way to use it is together with Angular. 

JQuery is important for developers because:

  • It is a powerful tool used for handling DOM in JavaScript
  • It also makes binding possible when using AngularJS


 So far, we can see clearly that AngularJS and JQuery have a clear difference. While AngularJS can’t perform specific functions without JQuery, JQuery can also not perform some specific task without the use of Angular. Angular is just a piece of the framework that makes JavaScript and JQuery function together outside their task area and making them step out of their limits. JQuery is best suited for DOM manipulation and is used when needing a lightweight and powerful tool. In contrast, Angular JS is best suited for Web application development, and it is used to get the desired quality and an appealing website with a single-page application and robust applications. We hope this article helped in simplifying their functions.