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Get To Know JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript is a highly flexible and multi-paradigm development language used for building client-side, server-side, mobile and desktop applications. It is also used to design interactive user-interfaces and applications with rich functionalities and features. Most people, especially if you are in the industry, will know that JavaScript is one of the most prominent technologies dominating the development world. On top of its range of capabilities mentioned above, other main reasons for its popularity are that it is efficient, secure and able to produce results at a low cost.

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Given the massive recognition that JavaScript receives, it is no wonder that there are a number of frameworks that comes along with it. These frameworks are designed to help supply data to the users when they trigger an interaction using an application or interface. They are more adaptable for the designing of websites and hence, they are preferred by most of the website developers. However, the community talks a lot about which frameworks are most efficient for front-end development and they often need to trial an error by learning multiple frameworks to determine the best one. Here, we have rounded up the most popular JavaScript frameworks to choose from.


One of the most powerful and efficient JavaScript frameworks is AngularJS. It is a full featured, open-source structural framework developed and maintained by Google. It is an “all-in-one” solution that aims to provide developers with every possible option, from Routing to HTTP requests handling and the adoption of TypeScript, everything has been set up. When you build applications using AngularJS, you can break your application into multiple components. Each component can then be broken into files, which makes writing and managing the application easy. A few key features are two-way data binding that saves developers from writing extensive codes, configurable in both MVC and MVW architecture and stable, long-term support from Google. One disadvantage is that it has a rather steep learning curve.


Perfectly suited for applications and websites with complex view logic, ReactJS is a framework released by Facebook. You can develop reusable UI components with it and developers can build large web applications that can update data without reloading the page. ReactJS makes use of virtual DOM that helps it to integrate with any application. It also adopts JSX to structure components and helps to develop more SEO friendly web pages. A few other advantages are it is simple to learn, compared to AngularJS, especially when there are many documentation and online resources and it is a fast, efficient and lightweight technology. One disadvantage could be that the environment of ReactJS changes constantly which leaves no room for streamlining documentations.


Created by Evan You, VueJS is a lightweight, progressive JavaScript framework that functions with Virtual DOM. Although it is relatively new, it is proving to be increasingly favored by the community and one reason for that is because VueJS is said to be a perfect tool for beginners. It is also referred to as the ideal blend of AngularJS and ReactJS as it picks up the best choices and possibilities. A few pros of using VueJS includes its integration capability since it can be used to build both single-page applications and complex web applications and it is the easiest to learn compared to other JavaScript frameworks. One disadvantage is that the structure is still too young to find useful solutions on the Internet and self-learning.

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