When comparing jqGrid vs Backgrid.js, the Slant community recommends jqGrid for most people. In the question“What are the best HTML Grid controls for Excel like editing?” jqGrid is ranked 1st while Backgrid.js is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose jqGrid is:
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Pro Solid documentation
Pro Great performance
Works great with large amounts of data.
Pro Client & server side sorting
Sorting can be done both client-side and server-side.
You can choose what modules of jqGrid you need and avoid bloat.
Pro Advanced search
You can search multiple fields at the same time with different conditions.
Pro Easy to pick up
Easy to implement and use.
Pro Multiple data sources
jqGrid can handle JSON, XML and array input.
Pro Multiple export options
jqGrid can export to csv, excel and pdf files.
Pro Inline editing
You can update a rows text, text area, check box, select, image, button.
Pro Great documentation
Thorough documentation with lots of examples.
To avoid bloat, everything but the base functionality is a offered as an extension.
Pro Easy to style
Backgrid.js writes semantic HTML so it's easy to style and customize with plain CSS.