However, when you just start working on a project, you will immediately run into the problem of choosing the framework. Which one is better? Which one suits my project the best? These are some tricky questions I will try to cover in this article.
How to choose the right framework?
For a better understanding of the topic, let’s highlight that depending on the conditions and your demands, the choice will differ so there is no definite answer to what is better. If this is the first time you faced such a problem, you will most likely try to find the most trustworthy framework. So here are several factors you should rely on.
- The reliability: can be assessed by the awareness and satisfaction of the community.
- The fact of the ease of study and comprehensibility: an important point during the first use.
- The framework’s benefits: you should pay attention to what this framework is “good at”.
- The well-documented guides: will help you to find solutions quickly.
But they also mention that “… jQuery is still king but is slowly losing ground to React.js and Angular year over year. …” jQuery is so popular mainly since many old projects are written on it. Still, now more and more developers are switching to other options.
Accordingly, choosing the most famous framework does not guarantee its coolness.
Judging by most dreaded and wanted frameworks, jQuery and Angular have slightly disappointed some users, and Vue.js became one of the most interesting frameworks along with React.
Now I suggest making a small overview of each of the above frameworks and learn a little more about their features.
What has made jQuery so popular is its ease of use, big community, and ability to keep the code concise and pretty simple. jQuery is primarily designed to find and manipulate elements on a web page easily.
React is one of the most talked-about frameworks in the modern world. It was released in 2014 by Facebook and is very similar to Angular but managed to surpass the last one quickly. React is flexible, can be combined with other frameworks, and has a huge community.
On the other hand, due to multiple updates in the framework, it is difficult to make the optimized documentation, which makes it harder to start with it. However, the large community makes it easy for new learners to get the concepts.
💻 React is the right solution for single-paged applications and creating reusable UI components. Also, it’s a good idea to use it in large web applications.
Angular was officially launched in 2016 by Google and offered all the necessary features. One of the things that distinguish Angular from React is its two-way data binding, which means the real-time synchronization between the model and the view. It usually does not require additional libraries and such functions as component-based routing, project generation, and so on can be implemented with the means of Angular package. Although it requires much effort to learn and documentation can be too complex or confusing to read. Fortunately, the big community will always be there for you to help.
💻 Angular is useful in developing web and mobile apps, enterprise-based and both single- and multiple-page applications.
Vue is a simple and straightforward framework that continues to conquer the development industry since it was released in 2014. In fact, it combines the best from leading frameworks and at the same time is much easier to learn. At the same time, the Chinese documentation and not a very big community can become a problem.
💻 Vue is recommended for flexible design structures and is commonly used in building UI, single-paged apps.
Ember is a fast and well-organized framework developed in 2011 with proper documentation but complex syntax and slow updates. Because of the conventional structure and small community, the learning curve of this framework is hard.
💻 Ember is great for large-scale projects, complex ecosystems, and client-side apps.
💻 If you want to create a small application that does one function well, then Preact may be exactly what you need.
💻 Svelte is good to write framework-independent apps or any web app.
In conclusion, I want to remind you that you can not single out the best framework. You have to build your decision on the desired result. So before choosing a framework for your project, I advise you to first work out its concept well and highlight the main characteristics, which it must satisfy.
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