What are the best frontend frameworks to use?
Released by Facebook in 2011, this framework uses a virtual Document Object Model (DOM) and one-way data binding. Benefits of React include:
- Easy to learn
- High performance
Like React, Vue.js uses a virtual DOM but with two-way binding. It was created to be a simplistic version of another framework—Angular. Some of its pros are:
- Fast performance speed
- Aids SEO
- Wide range of tools to use
Vue.js is, on the other hand, small, created by private developers, and is limited in its applications. Alternatively, it’s excellent for single-page projects but can’t handle the complexity of larger ones. 9gag and Alibaba are companies that implement this framework in their sites.
Angular (also known as Angular2+)
It’s TypeScript-based and has an open-source structure. Its predecessor, AngularJS, was released by Google in 2009 before the current version was updated in 2016. This framework:
- Uses a hierarchal dependency injection function
- Extremely versatile, reusable, and easy to manage
- Two-way data binding for synchronous changes
However, some of the biggest downsides of using Angular are its enlarged file size, a difficult learning curve for beginners, and small SEO applications. Google implements this framework in many of its systems, but companies like LEGO, BMW, and UPS use it as well.
- Requires minimal coding
- Optimized for SEO
- Simple format
- No virtual DOM
It’s still considered a fairly new framework, meaning its tools and support are limited. The New York Times and Godaddy are among several top companies that have incorporated it into their systems.
- Strong, supportive community
- Web browser compatibility
- Easy, minimalistic structure
The largest issue with jQuery is how large the file size can be. Nonetheless, it’s used by companies such as Microsoft, Twitter, and Uber.
With a stable MVVM open-source structure, this 2011 framework uses two-way data binding alongside other advantages. For example:
- Quick server-side rendering
- Organized, active community
- Use of templates to reduce coding
Its structure makes it hard to customize or understand for beginners. Businesses that use a complex structure in their systems like Netflix, LinkedIn, and Apple Music will find this more useful.
This framework is free under the MIT software license and has advantages in:
- 100+ extensions to choose from
- Easy to learn
- Can have small file sizes
Unfortunately, two-way data binding isn’t included in its structure, and some developers see it as becoming obsolete. It’s good for small and large projects and is used by Pinterest and Trello.
Released in 2014, Semantic UI comes with an enthusiastic community that has quickly developed and expanded on the framework. Some benefits are:
- Simple organic code
- Integration capabilities with most frameworks on this list
- Large selection of themes