Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks

Choosing JavaScript Frameworks With Which To Work

JavaScript, one of the older programming languages, is also one of the most popular programming languages still today. JavaScript is supported by most web browsers which has contributed to its significant popularity among coders. Basically, if you have been on the web, you have used JavaScript in some capacity.

JavaScript is very user-friendly and easy-to-understand and, if you have been a developer for some time, in all likelihood, you know JavaScript. It is a great language for both front and back-end development purposes. One significant reason for JavaScript’s popularity is also the fact that it offers a vast array of frameworks and libraries. This availability is what helps developers create the applications we all want and need, for a lower price and in a shorter amount of time.  Below, we take a closer look at some of the top JavaScript frameworks and what makes them uniquely appealing.

Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks

  1. Angular

    • When it comes to the most popular JavaScript frameworks, there is much debate over whether Angular or React are better (not to say the others aren’t great options as well, trust us, they are…). We will explore React below but, first, we will take a look at Angular.  Angular is the oldest JavaScript framework of the bunch and was first developed by Google in 2010.  Angular has one of the largest libraries and thus has the most features for developers to leverage. Though Angular has a steeper learning curve than other JavaScript frameworks when you are designing a dynamic project and/or are focused on the front-end. Angular makes an ideal JavaScript framework for programming.
  1. React

    • As aforementioned, React is a very popular JavaScript framework and is often compared side-by-side with Angular (and occasionally Vue as well). React is an open-source JavaScript framework that was introduced in 2013 by Facebook with the goal of creating a framework that is easily scalable and operationally fast. Medium explains just how popular React has become amongst coders, “While other technologies such as Angular were available when Facebook developed ReactJS, most developers were forced to do a lot of coding…ReactJS provided the solution that developers were looking for. It uses JSX (a unique syntax that allows HTML quotes as well as HTML tag syntax application for rendering specific subcomponents) This is very helpful in promoting construction of machine-readable codes and at the same time compounding components into a single-time verifiable file. Today, ReactJS has become highly popular because of its extra simplicity and flexibility. Many people are even referring to it as the future of web development. It is estimated that more than 1,300 developers and over 94,000 sites utilize ReactJS.”
  1. Vue

    • When it comes to big players in JavaScript frameworks, we certainly couldn’t have the conversation without Vue. Vue may be the new kid on the block compared to Angular and React, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a viable contender for best JavaScript framework. Vue is a progressive JavaScript framework designed for building front-end web interfaces. Vue was first released in 2014 and was created by Evan You after he had extensively used Angular while working at Google. He sought out to create something that had all the advantages of Angular that he liked while making a lighter, easier-to-use framework than Angular. In the end, what was created is something more similar to React but still completely unique in itself. GeekFlare elaborates further on the advantages of Vue, “It has a template style similar to Angular and has component-based props just like ReactJS. Vue provides an easy and fast fix for applications, UI, and an interactive web interface development. It can power advanced single page web applications. The most significant advantage of choosing Vue over React is that in Vue, the component’s dependencies are tracked automatically during its rendering. Thus, the system knows which component needs to be re-rendered when a state changes. This prevents extra work needed for optimization and lets the developer focus more on building the app.”