Google’s ever-popular web development framework Angular has exploded with popularity in recent years and continues to provide a solid base foundation for developers who are working strictly with the latest industry standards and abilities. Angular.js in itself provides a set of modern development and design features for rapid application development, and Google has gone as far as creating a separate part of the site that offers the Material Design Specification to help build apps that stay in touch with the most modern approaches there are
Vue.js is very modest when it comes to describing itself as a framework. It prefers to use the term ‘library’ which then combined with other tools can be turned into a fully functional framework. Vue is for developing and creating modern and sleek web interfaces. Up until very recently, it was still a beta project, but October 2015 marked the released of the V1 which means that Vue is ready for real-world development, and so many are already sharing their insights and experiences with the framework. If you love to create code that makes sense from the moment you look at it, then it’s definitely worth giving Vue a try.
- Vue just scales well and adapts perfectly to the needs. You can use it either to make a small interactive component that plays well with the rest of your website or a fully-featured giant web application. What’s even more important – Vue plays with other code better than any other mainstream framework.
- Gzipped version of Vue is only 20 kB which makes it a perfect fit for performance-oriented web apps or as a replacement for libraries focused on DOM manipulations (like jQuery).
With the kind of lifespan that this project holds already, even those living under a rock will have heard of jQuery before. Whenever someone wants to extend their website (or mobile page) and make it more interactive; they rely on the functionality of jQuery. This tiny library transforms the whole web into a fully interactive and entertaining experience, with a reported whopping 70%+ of the World’s leading websites having something to do with jQuery. jQuery plugins and widgets are amongst the most searched components within the front-end developer orbit.
Companies like WordPress, Google, IBM and many others rely on jQuery to provide a one of a kind web browsing experience to its own staff and of course the vast ocean of internet users. jQuery is also fully compliant with mobile devices, and has a separate jQuery Mobile library to take care of all things mobile.
Why is React so popular?
Less complex than other alternatives
At the time when React was announced, Ember.js and Angular 1.x were the predominant choices as a framework. Both these imposed too many conventions on the code that porting an existing app was not convenient at all. React made a choice to be very easy to integrate into an existing project, because that’s how they had to do it at Facebook in order to introduce it to the existing codebase.
At the time, Angular 2.x was announced by Google, along with the backwards incompatibility and major changes it was going to bring. Moving from Angular 1 to 2 was like moving to a different framework, so this, along with execution speed improvements that React promised, made it something developers were eager to try.
Backed by Facebook
Being backed by Facebook obviously is going to benefit a project if it turns to be successful, but it’s not a guarantee, as you can see from many failed open source projects by both Facebook and Google as an example.
What Will You Learn?
- You’ll be able to use Animejs to create awesome animations