I am a web developer who jumped on the Angularjs bandwagon just recently. Honestly I am having trouble with the steep learning curve of AngularJS. I know if I continue at it I will grasp it but at this point I feel it will be pointless to continue learning Angularjs since Angularjs 2.0 will be completely different. I know some of you may not agree with that statement but I have limited time and I don’t want to spend countless hours learning something that will soon be irrelevant so my question is:
Can I use jQuery to handle DOM manipulation, AJAX, etc. without issue in Ionic? In other words can I use Angularjs for only the minimal boilerplate template in Ionic, and use jQuery to handle the rest? I have been researching hybrid mobile app frameworks, Onsen UI advertises that the framework does not require knowledge of Angularjs, since jQuery can be used on top of it, is the same possible with Ionic? I prefer to use Ionic if possible.