jQuery vs AngularJS – Which one is better

Hi all,
Today we discuss jQuery vs. AngularJS and which one is better. AngularJS is a MVVM framework and the jQuery is a library. The jQuery is included in Angular.js file. Then we can say that,we can use the jQuery functions and features within Angular.


All are familur with jQuery. It’s a light-weight , simple, cross-platform JavaScript library. Event handling, animations and effect used with CSS elements and developing Ajax applications can be done from the single JS file.
jQuery is a fast and feature-rich language which has a a commendable JavaScript library and a great tool for creating feature-rich websites.

So, using jQuery, we can:

  • easy DOM traversal
  • easily manipulate the contents of a webpage.
  • effects and animation
  • apply styles to make UI more attractive.
  • simple to make AJAX calls

Advantages of jQuery

  • Easy to learn, easy to use
  • Extendibility
  • Community

  • Browser Compatibility: jQuery support cross browser compatibility.

Disadvantages of jQuery:

  • Not built for larger apps
  • No out-of-the-box features to support development


AngularJS is best suited for the web application development . Angular is an open-source structural framework for web apps brought to us by Google, so it’s pretty solid on credentials. AngularJS is a great tool for building highly rich client-side web applications.

Advantages of AngularJS

  • Automatic DOM manipulation
  • Tenacious Testing
  • AngularJS provides data binding capability to HTML thus giving user a rich and responsive experience.
  • In AngularJS, views are pure html pages, and controllers written in javascript do the business processing.
  • AngularJS provides capability to create Single Page Application in a very clean and maintainable way.

  • AngularJS uses dependency injection and make use of separation of concerns.
  • AngularJS code is unit testable.
  • With AngularJS, developer write less code and get more functionality.
  • AngularJS provides reusable components.

Disadvantages of AngularJS

  • Steep learning curve
  • Novelty
  • Not degradable: If your application user disables Javascript then user will just see the basic page and nothing more.
  • Not Secure : Being JavaScript only framework, application written in AngularJS are not safe. Server side authentication and authorization is must to keep an application secure.

In comparison of features jQuery Vs AngularJS, AngularJS simply offers more features:

  • Localization
  • MVC-based Pattern
  • Two-Way data binding
  • Server Communication
  • Deep Linking
  • Dependency Injection

  • REST friendly
  • Full Testing Environment
  • Template
  • Form Validation



As I said in the beginning, anything jQuery does, AngularJS can do better. If you can put in the time required to get a working knowledge, Angular is all you need for complex single-page web apps. If you need to get into specifics and do not mind the increased file size, a jQuery library with extensions can help develop well-performing simple round-trip apps.

If anyone has doubts on this topic then please do let me know by leaving comments or send me an email.

One thought on “jQuery vs AngularJS – Which one is better

  1. Eric

    in my opinion.. but both are different and made for fulfilling the different perspective..


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