I only know one js library and that is jQuery.
But my other coders in the group are changing AngularJS as their default library in new project.
I don't know anything about it. How is it different from jQuery?
I already have a set of functions done for similar tasks in jQuery. Can I still use jQuery stuff with AngularJS?
update: Angular2 is released. Here is a great list of resource for starters
update: Since Angular2 is coming, I would like to add more information for this topic.
This opens a door for server rendering that can address SEO issue and work with Nativescript etc that don't work on browsers.
Angular2 is RC1 now, but API is locked, which is the best timing for people to learn it.
Resource links Original: Basically, jQuery is a great tool for you to manipulate and control DOM elements. If you only focus on DOM elements and no Data CRUD, like building a website not web application, jQuery is the one of the top tools. (You can use AngularJS for this purpose as well.)
AngularJS is a framework. It has following features
Don't forget to read the official developer guide
Or learn it from these awesome video tutorials
If you wanna watch more tutorial video, check out this post, Collection of best 60+ Angularjs tutorials.
You can use jQuery with AngularJS without any issue.
In fact, AngularJS uses jQuery lite in it. Like I said jQ is a great tool.
Does Angular use the jQuery library?
Yes, Angular can use jQuery if it's present in your app when the application is being bootstrapped. If jQuery is not present in your script path, Angular falls back to its own implementation of the subset of jQuery that we call jQLite.
However, don't try to use jQuery to modify the DOM in AngularJS controllers, do it in your directives.