Featured article by Victoria Puzhevich, Lead Specialist at SCAND
Released in 2010 AngularJS remains one of the most popular web frameworks. It’s an open-source, comprehensive framework for front-end development that runs on TypeScript.
Many web developers choose AngularJS as it offers the best development elements for building powerful and stable applications, including:
- two-way data binding for automatic data updates between the application components;
- dependency injection for easier code maintainability and testing;
- command-line interface (CLI) for fast application development;
- a number of built-in services that alleviate web development in many ways, like filters for data formatting, establishing communication with remote servers, a compilation of HTML strings or DOM into a template, and many more;
- Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern for a clear separation of business logic from the presentation layer.
Although React.js and Vue.js frameworks represent serious competition for a heavy-weighted and complicated AngularJS, this framework works well for large-scale projects. It suits best for enterprise application development due to its high-performance and great SEO support. Google, IBM, Microsoft, Forbes, and many other companies chose AngularJS for the development of their web applications.
A large number of companies choose React.js development services to build their business dynamic and single-page (SPA) applications, including Facebook, Airbnb, Asana, Atlassian, Dropbox, and many others.
There are many features that make ReactJS so great for web development.
- it allows developing high-quality UIs, including mobile apps with React Native;
- it involves one-way data-binding which results in better data control and more stable code;
- it allows breaking web pages into components, making them easier to manipulate;
- it supports SEO to rank websites higher in a search engine and increase web traffic.
In comparison to AngularJS, React.js has a low learning curve. That’s why it’s so popular among beginners in web development. Being simple to use, React.js has a great set of features that allow building top-notch web applications within a short time.
Many web developers chooseVue.js as it:
- is highly flexible and works great for building various web application types;
- can be easily integrated into other frameworks, like React.js;
- follows Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture that makes codes easy to maintain and handle;
- uses virtual DOM for quick page rendering, just like React.js;
- uses two-way data binding for enhanced data control, just like AngularJS;
- has elaborated documentation that is constantly updated and impressive platform support.
Ember.js is an open-source front-end framework based on the MVVM development pattern. It helps to build stable and easy to scale single-page web applications. Software developers can use Ember.js for the development of desktop and mobile applications as well.
Though Ember.js js isn’t as popular as React, Angular, or Vue, it’s used by the market leaders to build their web solutions, including Apple Music, LinkedIn, Heroku, and others.
Web developers choose Ember.js for their web application development projects because it:
- follows Convention over Configuration (CoC) principle that allows starting web development with preset configurations;
- works well for large teams as it’s quick and simple to learn, so new developers can join a project and start coding right away;
- uses Ember-CLI that alleviates the development process, allowing building a web app with several commands;
- has inbuilt unit testing that allows testing code on the go.
Ember.js provides web developers with the best development tools that work great for building simple and complex web applications.
Web developers use Backbone.js because it:
- breaks a web application into building blocks, facilitating web development;
- automates many development processes, like updating HTML when a model changes;
- separates business logic from representation layer, improving the structure of a web application and making it easier to maintain;
- has a wide range of extensions, more than 100 freely available.
With Backbone.js web developers can build viable web applications with remarkable features and well-organized code that is easy to maintain.
Full-stack development isn’t the only advantage of MeteorJS. Other features that make MeteorJS a good choice for web application development are:
- development of a variety of apps, including iOS, Android, desktop, and web solutions;
- integrated live-browser reloading that refreshes an entire application when files are changed;
- compatible with MongoDB and supports GraphQL that facilitates database management.
Using web components web developers can build simple and complex web applications. The main Polymer features are:
- offers polyfills web component specification for creating customizable and easy to reuse modules, this significantly speeds up web application development;
- web developers can choose to use one-way or two-way data binding in their applications;
- used for hybrid mobile app development, making it much quicker and easier;
- provides CLI for easy and fast application development;
- uses web component standards for building reusable widgets in web applications.
8. Mithril JS
The framework offers proper and clear development procedures and well-thought documentation. The main MithrilJS characteristics are simplicity and consistency, though it has a wide range of other useful features:
- supports virtual DOM, which makes it much faster than those frameworks with real DOM;
- provides routing and XHR utilities for quick data transfer between a web browser and a server;
- supports the most known web browsers, including Internet Explorer 11, Firefox Edge, Safari, and Chrom with no polyfills required;
- it’s small (only 9.7 KB gzipped) and often updated on GitHub.
Express.js key features are:
- used in the MEAN stack for quick development of stable web applications;
- can add lots of additional plugins to extend its functionality;
- has a minimalistic functionality that complements Node.js;
- can separate the routing part, so that the applications with an extensive number of routes can be easily maintained.
Next.js is a React.js end-to-end framework used for building single page and multi-page web applications and websites. It’s responsible for server-side rendering and API routes, running back-end code, and accessing data in databases.
The key Next.js features include:
- hot code reloading for applying any changes in a code automatically;
- built-in SEO handling for improved search engine rankings;
- automatic code-splitting into smaller chunks so that they can be loaded on demand, which makes the development process much easier;
- automated routing that automatically generates and updates the routes to web application content.
About the Author
Victoria Puzhevich is a Lead Specialist at SCAND. Having over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Victoria is obsessed with all tech-related things. Her passion is to provide insights on the latest IT industry trends and help companies grow their business through technology.DATA and ANALYTICS