Author: Ari Lerner.
AngularJS offers a single framework that can be used to build dynamic, client-centric applications. It provides:
- Module support
- DOM manipulation
Angular doesn’t depend on jQuery. In fact, the Angular source contains an embedded lightweight alternative: jqLite. Still, when Angular detects the presence of a jQuery version in your page, it uses that full jQuery implementation in lieu of jqLite. One direct way in which this manifests itself is with Angular’s element abstraction. For example, in a directive you get access to the element that the directive applies to: