React.js VS Angular VS Vue.js
Let's kick off with Vue.js, the smallest one of the bunch. Used by Adobe, Reuters, and Xiaomi, this JS framework has been in use since 2013. Although not quite as popular as Angular or React, it is still great for creating highly adaptable UIs and single-page apps.
- It has an empowered HTML
Yes, it means that you will get through optimizing HTML blocks a lot faster and yes, this is characteristic is similar to Angular.
2. It’s easy to learn
Not unlike React, Vue.js has strongly detailed documentation, which fastens learning and subsequent growth. And if you already know HTML and JS, it is always nice to save some time by getting straight to business.
3. It’s adaptable
Again, thanks to the similarity in design and architecture, which is possessed by all of the three frameworks, they can be switched in a flash.
4. It’s integrable
You can use it for more than just building a single page app because smaller interactive parts can be adapted into the already existing infrastructure without any harm to the entire system.
5. It’s small
Vue.js can weight close to 20kb, which adds more speed and flexibility, allowing much higher performance.
- It’s too small
Wait, wasn’t that one of the high points, you may ask? Yeah, it was. But still, hear me out on this. Vue.js holds a tiny piece of the market in comparison to React and Angular, so it’s community and thus knowledge sharing is pretty dire.
- It’s too flexible
Although it doesn’t sound like a drawback, sometimes it can be. At this point, it’s not easy to integrate Vue.js into bigger projects. This situation may change in the future, but it also may not.
Being on the tip of almost everybody’s tongues since 2009, this JS framework is a must when it comes to building highly interactive web apps. Hey, it is used by Microsoft and Mc Donald’s!
- It has the language service
This feature allows intelligence and autocompletes inside of component external HTML template files.
2. It has Typescript
Given the great support for it, Angular was basically made with the intention to be used alongside it.
3. It’s easy to learn
As detailed as it should be, it provides virtually every bit of necessary information for a given developer. Sure, it won’t save your time, but at least you’re not going to bother your colleagues with a sea of questions.
4. It’s diverse
Model-View-View-Model allows developers to work separately on the same set of data. Perfect for creating apps.
- It’s complex
Yeah, it’s not that simple. All of the injectables, pipes, and modules make Angular pretty hard to learn and work with.
- It’s sloooooooooow
Although it can be augmented by ChangeDetectionStrategy, the benchmarks say that the rendering is still kind of slow.
If you looking for tools to build single-page apps, this one is nearly perfect for it. Now a super popular JS library, it was open-sourced by Facebook in 2013. As of now, it eats up nearly 80 % of job offers and is used by such giants as Instagram, Netflix, and Facebook itself.
- It’s easy
Due to the simple design, JSX syntax and highly detailed documentation, React is easy to get started on, learn and master. Migrating between different versions is not that hard as well, thanks to the codemods, provided by Facebook.
2. It’s fast
The rendering is fast, the writing is fast. As a developer, you will rarely spend more time worrying about the code, than writing it.
3. It’s reusable
The Functional Programming concept creates highly reusable and easy to test code.
4. It possesses knowledge
You can apply your React skills directly to React Native.
- It needs strong leadership
Working with React often means that you have to make development choices on your own. That’s fine, it you can do it, but what if you can’t?
2. It’s a bit confusing
Some developers might get baffled by React’s mixing of templating with logic (JSX). Again, If you are not the one to be confused, that’s not an issue.
3. It’s not that simple
The split between traditional CSS stylesheets and CSS-in-JS is tearing the dev community apart. And the fact that React is moving away from class-based components, creates a roadblock for those who are used to Object-Oriented Programming.
That was a deep dive. To give it some conclusion, we can state that every one of the bunch has its pros and cons. It’s not to say that some are better than the others, they’re rather different. So, it’s up to you which one to choose. Choose wisely.