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Since 59% of the world’s population is online, you must be aware that the world is adapting to the latest technologies being invented. Web Development is one of them which has now become the trend and will be forever. Let’s also know that there are more than 1 billion websites and those are created by none other than the tech giants – Web Developers. 

While creating those beautiful websites, web developers require various tools and frameworks. There are several tools that can be used for the development of the website. Since frameworks play an important role in building an efficient, effective, and quick website there’s always a big confusion in choosing the framework for front-end development, as one prefers to choose the best framework in terms of performance, speed, and how best it is in making the UI attractive. There’s a big competition and huge demand among the most popular ones React, Angular, and VueJS which also offers excellent salary. Let’s discuss the differences between these frameworks (React VS Angular VS Vue). 

React

  • React is the JavaScript library of User Interfaces. It is build single-page applications and also allows you to create reusable UI components. It is a front-end JavaScript framework, created by Facebook in 2011. The initial version (V0.3.0) was released in July 2013. The latest version is V5.0.1. It has a size of 31.8K. This complete guide on How To Learn ReactJS: A Complete Guide For Beginners will help in making your transition towards React if you’re a beginner.
     
  • Popularity – React has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and is considered one of the best frameworks for web development. There are more developers who keep React as a priority for creating wonderful websites. Companies like Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Yahoo!, and The New York Times use React for their front-end development.
     
  • Architecture – It does not follow any specific pattern, developers have the freedom to choose any design pattern. It begins with a single root component. Each can be nested with another component. It can also include third-party components such as state management routing, animation, etc for specific purposes. Here, the components are the large building block that defines reusable items used through the application.
     
  • Ecosystem – React has excellent open-source packages that could be used for developing applications. Front-end applications rely on global state management (Redux) used to store information. Also, React has React Native which allows you to build native iOS and Android applications. React uses JavaScript which acts as a powerpack for the whole new application. It combines UI templates and JavaScript logic called JSX which is the scripting language for React. 
     
  • Features – React follows the “Learn Once, Write Anywhere” feature which helps developers to integrate new features without the need of rewriting the existing code. It also has declarative views for each state which will efficiently update and render the components as per the change in data. It has virtual DOM (Document Object Model defines how the document is accessed and manipulated) which helps in updating the changes made by the developer quickly to the website keeping rest of the other things the same. Now, with all this information, if you are sure to move to React, React JS (Basic to Advanced) – Self-Paced will guide you through the theoretical knowledge along with having practical hands-on.

Angular

  • Angular, developed by Google, was released in the year 2010. It is a TypeScript-based framework that uses a regular DOM. Angular provides a set of tools using which a complex, reactive UI can be built. It is primarily aimed at creating SPAs (Single Page Applications) and performs various operations such as routing, state management, PWA, testing, and building, having a size of 143K. 
     
  • Popularity – Angular is used by Google, Upwork, and MS Office and since this framework was implemented before React, it is more popular providing a highly functional framework to create larger applications.
     
  • Architecture – Angular follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture, also you don’t have restrictions in following only MVC architecture. Since Angular is also component-based, you can choose any design pattern. The Angular framework contains modules, templates, services, and components in the architecture which follows several operations while implementing an application. 
     
  • Ecosystem – Angular also performs state management, inspired by Redux in React. You can build cross-platform mobile applications using NativeScript. The technology MEAN is based on Angular which is the trendy one these days, used mostly by developers. Angular material fills all the needs of UI and helps developers in building an aesthetic, consistent, and fully functional UI. It uses templates with Angular directives. 
     
  • Features – The new version of Angular8 comes with immense features such as it supports cross-platform, two-way data binding, a set of directives, declarative UI, a real DOM, CLI (Command Line Interface), and many more. 

Vue

  • Vue was developed by a former Google employee and was released in the year 2014. It was developed to make the best version of Angular and make a custom tool. It is used for developing single-page engaging and high-quality web applications. It lets you extend directives (HTML with HTML attributes), and also provides built-in directives and user-defined directives. It is the lightest framework having a size of 23K.
     
  • Popularity – Vue has become so popular these days and it is one of the hottest topics in terms of technology. Companies that use Vue as their front-end development framework are UpWork, Netflix, and Nintendo. It has a good rating on GitHub making it so popular. 
     
  • Architecture – Vue is called a progressive framework where you can extend functionality using third-party packages. It follows the MVVM (Model View ViewModel) pattern but is also not strictly linked to it. It also has SFCs (Single File Components) which can be transpiled into JS code using tools like Webpack. 
     
  • Ecosystem – Vue comes with various libraries used for creating a full-fledged UI. Vuex is the state management library for Vue applications. To speed up your development, it has input components and advanced elements. It has a brilliant feature of integrating with Laravel. It can play a role of a library and a framework both depending on the project’s requirement. It uses HTML-based template syntax.
     
  • Features – Several features of Vue include two-way data binding for HTML interface manipulation, virtual DOM to update the changes made in the website quickly, custom directives for managing data changes, components for reusing codes, and transitions that provides methods when a UI element is removed or inserted in the DOM.

React, Angular, or Vue, all of these frameworks are based purely on JavaScript thus, they’re not dependent on any third-party tools. Each framework has unique features that can be used by developers whenever required. So, instead of giving a conclusion on going for one framework, it totally depends on you which framework you want to go for. Use the right framework based on the requirement of the project.

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