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What JavaScript Framework Should you Choose for Your Website

By: WAIOZ

Sep 30, 2018

Emerging trends in front end design of various websites across the internet portal directly correlates with escalating use of JavaSript framework. Having become popular amongst the front end developers, the frameworks which run JavaScript have scaled to new heights. With a much enhanced JavaScript development environment for frontend developers, the new age frameworks provide one other dilemma.  
 
Which JavaScript framework provides the ideal platform to perform the tasks effectively?
 
The answer to this question is subjective to the requirements that govern the project. Each framework has its own distinctive features that might sway your decision in choosing that particular framework. Some frameworks are well documented, while few others have a strong support community and some are quite easy to integrate and implement in your project.  
 
This article will do you a favor by weighing up the pros and cons of each JS framework. Making it easy for frontend developers to choose the right Javascripts framework that governs their web application development
 

AngularJS

 
AngularJS is one of the most common, yet dominant JavaScript Framework, which is also highly regarded for its effectiveness in client-side development. The robustness of the framework is an ideal fit for the requirements of small and mid level industries, often referred to as Model View Whatever framework. With ReactJS releasing for the masses, the older angular version faced a stiff competition from it, losing a bit of popularity. However, with the release of Angular 5 and Angular 6, it has become popular again among the frontend developers.
 
The new released versions have reinforced its foothold with myriad of new features that compliment frontend mobile and web development. Introduced to make javascript more accessible and agile among the users and developers alike, AngularJS is still regarded as the best JS framework to build Single Page Applications. 
 
Reasons to prefer AngularJS over other frameworks
  • DOM manipulation
  • Two-Way Data Binding Ability
  • Extensive features that are well tested 
  • Google assisted and aided
  • Strong and staunch following community
  • Material UI integration improved by PWAs and optimizer 
 

ReactJS

 
Developed by facebook, React was initially used internally for its news feed. The effectiveness of react was realized when it was open sourced in 2013. The effectiveness in creating single page applications, SPAs was complemented with ability to create UI components that are both interactive and reusable.
 
The main advantage of react is that it seamlessly integrates with any development architecture, facilitating both the client and server side rendering, making simultaneous working possible. The rendering of sub-trees of a nodes that changes is also supported in react with a use of a virtual DOM. The node changes can be depicted by writing codes as if the each page gets rendered upon when such node changes occur.
 
It also boasts an extension to the JS language syntax called the JSX that helps in structuring each render with a familiar code syntax. The handling of APIs and DOMs are simplified and allow changes to be done in HTML and XML documents. 
 
Reasons to prefer ReactJS over other frameworks
  • Offers a smooth learning curve
  • Fits on other frameworks as a view only layer
  • Performance is improved with the help of virtual DOM
  • Enables re-usability of components  
  • Code stabilized with unidirectional data flow
  • Open-source library
 
 

Vue.js

 
In many ways Vue.js is quite similar to ReactJS framework. Vue.js also boasts a virtual DOM to enhance the performance. Like ReactJS, Vue.js is also a framework for view layer. Vue.js, like react, also requires the storage of component logic and its layout that are apart from the style sheet in one single file. The use props and state objects also adds to the similarity of Vue with React.
 
However, an indepth analysis would reveal that it is a combination of AngularJS and ReactJS. The market aim of Vue was in itself blending the features of React and Angular frameworks. Like Angular, Vue.js also mixes JavaScript with HTML, while the developers on Vue also have got to use v-bind values in templates. 
 
Working on Vue can be particular tricky if you haven’t used AngularJS or ReactJS. With a reasonable level of understanding of Angular and React, one can really make use of Vue.js to a good effect. The presence of a Redux library which makes it easy to develop complex large applications.  
 
Reasons to prefer Vue.js over other frameworks
  • The size of Vue.js is much smaller
  • With the knowledge of Angular and React, it is much simpler to use. 
  • Easy integration
  • Well documented
  • Extremely flexible
  • Allows a two way communication between server and client
 
There are a few other javascript framework like EmberJS, NextJS and BackboneJS which are slowing hitting the prominence. However, the forefront of JavaScript framework is still occupied by AngularJS, ReactJS and Vue.js. Each of the framework has its unique advantages over the other in terms of simplicity, usability and problem solving ability. 
 
If you are looking to have your website built up to effect, seek out for a professional JavaScript Development company. Feel free to contact us to have a your doubts on Javascript clarified.