In a world where web development is at the vanguard, client-side scripting has too contributed the web development. Many developers added interactive elements to make their sites more interesting and attractive.
As client-side scripting is served within the client browser to make their task easier, there are plenty of tools available in the market. jQuery and jQuery UI are two of the most popular tools that clarify tasks of client-side scripting.
jQuery vs jQuery UI
jQuery provides a set of APIs that allow developers to easily select and manipulate HTML elements, handle events, and create animations and effects. jQuery UI provides a collection of user interface widgets and effects that are built on top of jQuery. jQuery UI includes a variety of UI components such as buttons, dialogs, sliders, and datepickers.
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jQuery UI is a set of widgets and interaction library which is built on top of jQuery. It helps users to build an interactive web application.
It helps make the website more responsive on every browser as it works on the development of a user interface that is completely based on HTML.
|Parameters of comparison||jQuery||jQuery UI|
|Published||September 2007||August 2006|
|Usage||For more advanced work||For basic user interface demand|
|Popularity||In Germany, United States, Japan and other countries||It has not got primacy over jQuery in any country|
|Companies||Used by Uber, twitter, stackshare and reddit||Used by typeform, web site, accenture and pedidosYa|
What is jQuery?
Even there are cross-browser issues jQuery runs just like the same in all major browsers.
When it comes to the license, it was initially licensed under the CC BY-SA 2.5 and in 2006 relicensed under MIT.
Later, it was licensed under GPL and MIT or it can be said that it is dual-licensed. In 2012, the GPL was dropped and as a result, it is now licensed under the MIT license.
What is jQuery UI?
It is a perfect choice because it does not matter whether you just add a date picker or you build any highly interactive web application it will help in building them.
When it comes to appearance, it appears like an old version of browsers as it looks like aged and old fashion.
It can be categorized into interactions (set plug-ins to interact with DOM), widgets (plug-ins help to create user interface), effects (contain transition for DOM and custom animation), and utilities (modular tools).
jQuery UI has notable users including Netflix, IMDb, The Huffington Post, Pinterest, and PayPal.
jQuery UI has some of the features which make it prominent to use such as good documentation, theme mechanism, development of interactive web applications, browser support, stability, open-source, maintenance-friendly, and free to use.
It can be said that these features of jQuery play a significant role to gain its popularity.
Main Difference Between jQuery and jQuery UI
- If someone wants to use jQuery UI, there should be jQuery installed on the device. On the other hand, to use jQuery there is no need to install jQuery UI on the device.
- jQuery was developed by “The jQuery Team” whereas its original author is John Resig. In contrast, the developers of jQuery UI are Scott Gonzalez, Paul Bakaus, Mike Sherov, Felix Nagel, Jorn Zaefferer, and Rafael Xavier de Souza.
- When it comes to websites categories such as Computer Electronics and Technology and other categories. jQuery has dominant usage coverage of the jQuery UI in the category of the website.
- jQuery is required when the work contains custom code and interactions. On the flip side, jQuery UI is beneficial for primary needs as it speeds up the process and twisted coding.
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Sandeep Bhandari holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers from Thapar University (2006). He has 20 years of experience in the technology field. He has a keen interest in various technical fields, including database systems, computer networks, and programming. You can read more about him on his bio page.