What is jQuery
Why or when should we look for jQuery Alternatives!
Say you don’t need all the methods that are in jQuery API and you would need only a few among them, you could look for alternatives. jQuery is around 250Kb. Maybe if you are looking for a smaller file that does all your needs, you would want to look for jQuery Alternatives.
List of jQuery Alternatives
Below is the Different jQuery Alternatives which are as follows:
var element = document.getElementById(“media”);
Cash is a tiny plugin (~10% the size of jQuery) that supports browsers above IE10+. Its syntax is similar to jQuery. It might not have every feature that jQuery has but it has almost every important basic features that we would need.
var element = $(“div”);
$(element).attr ( attrName, attrValue )
UmbrellaJS syntax is similar to that of jQuery with a difference of using u instead of $
ChibiJS is developed to get rid of the large size of jQuery. ChibiJS is only around 7kb and has all the essential methods that are mostly used. Coming to Browser support, this supports all modern to old browsers. This plugin does not provide animations. Chibi executes DOM manipulations 20% to 50% faster than many libraries.
Chibi syntax is similar to jQuery to respect the fact that small and big library syntaxes should never be mixed
Mootools is beneficial as it allows the user to chose their own customized components. It follows object oriented practices.MooTools provides enhancements to DOM which enables developers to add, modify, delete any DOM elements. Element storage is also present in MooTools
var myElement = new Element(‘div#bar.foo’);
ExtJS also provides a great collection of high performance, customizable widgets
var el = Ext.get(“my-div”);
Apart from this, there are many other small frameworks available that can do one task/functionality end to end. MicroJS is one site that has many micro frameworks available. In this website, we can simply check for what our requirement is, and utilize that framework only.
This has been a guide to jQuery Alternatives. Here we have discussed the Lists of jQuery Alternatives with their Sample Usages. You may also look at the following articles to learn more: