Top 5 JavaScript Frameworks for 2020

December 16, 2019 8:45 am

Software frameworks are a great utility for developers as they provide them with a lot of useful libraries. These libraries contain reusable functionalities such as payment gateways, email integration and many more. Apart from that, having a framework will also give developers the added advantage of making your device more responsive. This responsiveness is the main reason why JavaScript frameworks are quite popular among web developers. If you are into developing a web app or website for your business, there will be a variety of choices for JavaScript frameworks. And it will be always a tough task to choose a JavaScript framework for web development. Let’s have a look at the top 5 JavaScript Frameworks for 2020.


Best 5 JavaScript Frameworks for 2020

javascripts frameworks for 20201. React

If you are a hardcore programmer, you would have definitely heard of React. Built by Facebook with an aim to make their code more efficient. React is one of the popular libraries for developing dynamic UI for front end web apps. React can also be used with AJAX, Axios, and fetch API. Apart from that, it is compatible with an extensive number of additional libraries such as RefluxJS, MobX, Fluxy, Redux, etc. What is even more interesting with this library is that it permits you to place HTML code inside JavaScript and is also backed up by a solid community of experts from around the globe. Moreover, the framework is highly user-friendly and easy to learn for those who wish to learn.

reactHere’s the list of React’s strengths:

  • You can write components in a hassle-free manner as React uses JSX, a syntax extension of regular JavaScript.
  • More stable and maintainable code due to its one direction data flow.
  • It’s Virtual DOM enables faster development and improved user experience.
  • Handles events more efficiently.
  • Open-source.
  • SEO friendly.
  • Component-based architecture.

Also Read: Top 5 Reasons to Choose React.JS for Web Development

2. Angular

Angular is a powerful JavaScript framework from Google. You can use this framework to develop powerful Single Page Applications (SPA). Angular is similar to platforms such as Aurelia, React and Polymer. A recent survey of Stackoverflow estimates that over 40 percent of programmers prefer to use Angular to build user-interfaces. Angular is now one of the trending front end technology and will surely be the perfect fit for your front-end development needs. Instead of using plain JavaScript, Angular uses Typescript and CoffeeScript as its codebase. Angular is more an enterprise-level framework and is best suited for high-end projects that involve complex infrastructure. In terms of the job market, there are a lot more jobs for angular developers when compared to other frameworks. Apart from that, Angular plans major updates every six months, there is also a period of another six months before any major APIs are deprecated. You can blindly choose this framework for your front-end development needs if you are not comfortable to work with additional libraries as with React.
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Let’s have a look at the strengths of Angular:

  • Thanks to its Dependency injection feature, components in Angular are reusable and are easier to test.
  • With Angular, You can resolve issues more rapidly as it has strong community support from experienced developers around the world.
  • Webapps that are built on this framework are highly secure and will have faster loading time.
  • Angular uses an  “ahead-of-time compiler” that compiles TypeScript and HTML and into JavaScript during the development.
  • You can easily integrate third-party plugins into this framework, this allows you to give more customizations and functionalities to your product.

 

3. Vue.js

Vue is a trending front-end framework that takes ideas from other modern JavaScript frameworks such as Angular and React. Nowadays, Vue is skyrocketing in popularity among developers mainly due to its simplicity and lightweight nature. The flip side of vue is that it is fairly new to the arena without any backing of major companies. Whereas, Angular and React are backed by Google and Facebook.If you are the kind of person that likes to save time by making things rather than writing a lot of boilerplate code. Then you’re going to definitely like a lot of aspects of Vue.js.

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Pros of using the VueJS ecosystem:

  • With vue.js, all your basic programming needs will be covered as it delivers you with an impressive package of libraries and tools.
  • Vue.js has an active community of expert developers who can provide answers to your queries.
  • Vue comes with impressive documentation, it is well structured and precisely describes every step from scratch.
  • Vue is extremely easy to learn, you can start using Vue even if you don’t have in-depth knowledge of JSX, Typescript, and libraries. All you need to master is essential knowledge in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Also Read: Top 5 Pros and Cons of the Vue.js Framework

 

4. Ember.js

Ember.js is an open-source JavaScript framework that was released in 2011. Ember is one of the best front-end frameworks that allow you to quickly build major client-side applications. Ember had released its latest version 3.14 this year with some new features and updates. The new version comes with lots of performance improvements and bug fixes. Popular websites such as Linkedin, Apple Music, Pardot, Netflix and many others use Ember.js as its front end framework. Although Ember lacks popularity among developers, it’s excellent for developing highly complex client-side apps.

ember.jsHere are the pros of Ember.js:

  • As the templates of Ember.js are written using Handlebars (a comprehensive templating engine), apps that are built on this framework will provide its users with a highly immersive user experience.
  • You can easily install plugins from Ember’s vast plugin repository without having the need to build plugins from scratch.
  • Embers provide you with a command-line interface tool that allows you to finish your projects on time and will significantly increase your productivity. It’s a command-line utility that supports Handlebars, CoffeeScript, Sass, and more. Ember CLI will also be a good utility to manage dependencies and rapid prototyping.

5. Backbone.js

Based on MVC architecture, backbone.js is an uber-light JavaScript library that was created by Jeremy Ashkenas in 2010. Although it has been highly popular right after release, its popularity started to go down with the growth of other frameworks such as Angular, React, and Vue.js. It’s named as “Backbone” since it is more like a miniature MVC JavaScript library than a full-fledged framework as it provides tools that give the bare bones of a structure. Bitbucket, Airbnb, Foursquare, and many other major companies use this as their front-end technology. It is fairly easy to learn and can be used to build Single Page Applications rapidly. Backbone.js will be extremely helpful if your single page application requires few dependencies.

 

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Pros of BackboneJS ecosystem:

  • You can build highly efficient web apps with this library as it significantly reduces the load on your server.
  • Backbone.js is extremely lightweight, and its compact memory makes it ideal for building efficient single-page web applications. The gzipped version of it weighs only 41.06kb(Backbone + Underscore + Jquery).
  • Extensibility is the greatest advantage of this library, it includes plenty of libraries that are suitable for your specific needs.

We hope you got some basic insights about the top 5 JavaScript Frameworks for 2020. Vofox Solutions has a pool of experienced React, Angular, Vue.js, Ember.js, and Backbone.js who can help in web development.

Also Read: Why Choose Backbone JS For Web & App Development?


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