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What is the best front-end javascript framework: Angular, React, or Vue?

It might be difficult to select the right framework for your projects among the sea of options. Three of these frameworks stand out when it comes to front-end web applications. As a result, you have the option of using Vue.js, React, or Angular.

How about selecting a JavaScript framework?

The choice of a developer's framework is critical. Changing frameworks while your project is still in progress would mean starting again.

To assist you in making your selection, we will examine the benefits and limitations of each.

Angular

Angular

Angular separates the front-end and back-end of the application, reducing repeated code.

Through Angular, navigating a SPA (Single Page Application) website may be quite quick. It alters the navigation to speed up this process.

The Advantages of Angular

  1. Angular provides comprehensive documentation that allows you to train on the framework. There are full examples with detailed explanations of how they function.

  2. The community and contributors give frequent updates. As a result, its framework is always up to date.

  3. Angular integrates with other libraries and ensures great productivity.

Disadvantages of Angular

  1. Since Angular is so complex, understanding it may be time-consuming and difficult. The first projects created with it need a high degree of ability to adapt.

  2. Migrating from an earlier version of Angular to a new version can be challenging.

Vue.js

Vue.js

Vue.js specializes in creating user interfaces and single-page application sites.

Vue makes it simple to create sophisticated interactive websites.

Vue. js-powered websites load pages fast. When you interact with the page, content appears without delay. Unlike earlier technologies, Vue.js downloads the bits of the webpage that you need.

Advantages of Vue.js

  1. With Vue.js, getting started is quite straightforward and quick. A new front-end developer is going to figure out their way around.

  2. Vue.js documentation is clear and detailed, and it will be your close friend.

Disadvantages of Vue.js

  1. Since vue.js is new, developers might face unexpected issues at the integration level. This, yet, improves with time.

  2. The Vue.js community is vibrant, yet it is still young and tiny in size. This aspect is also becoming better as the framework evolves.

React

React

Based on the Stack Overflow study, the popular framework among developers is React.
It is popular in the creation of single-page applications (SPAs) and mobile apps.

Advantages of React

  1. Netflix and Airbnb are both big React users. As the project is open source, the community is updating and maintaining it.

  2. React, like Angular and Vue, uses a virtual DOM to increase performance and efficiency. Each component does have its structure.

Disadvantages of React

  1. Despite the materials accessible, navigating might be difficult for a newcomer. But, practice makes perfect.

  2. JSX(JavaScript XML)is a scripting language that is like HTML. Although efficient and effective, JSX, like VUE files, takes time to adopt and train.

Conclusion

Developers have a lot of options with the three frameworks given. Vue.js is best for one-page projects. Is your website active? You may use either React or Angular.

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Rodrigo Isaias Calix

Some time ago I was in the decision-making of which framework I would use, I finally decided to use SvelteKit, and I love it, that's a good one to consider also.

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Adaeze N. Festus • Edited

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eshimischi • Edited

There is only “personal preference”, not best. All these frameworks do the same at the end of day. My pp is Vue3. “Since vue.js is new” didn’t get where it came from. Vue isn’t new at all, 10+ years.. PS: React.js and Vue.js both released in the same 2013. Why did you put this as "disadvantage"? @adaeze123_

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John Adams

I haven't tried Vue.js yet, but I have worked with React and Angular quite a bit. I prefer Angular over React, as it seems to be easier to write clean, maintainable code, and has less reliance on third-party dependencies. It did take me a bit longer to learn, but only because Angular comes with more features out of the box like dependency injection, services, and routing. Angular also has more granular control throughout the change detection lifecycle which I appreciate.

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Adaeze N. Festus • Edited

Thanks for sharing

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Peter Vivo • Edited

I work with React around 7 years, and this years I need a littlebit work with Angular wich is seems overcomplicated compared to react. But my vote goes to Qwik (from creator of Angular).

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Adaeze N. Festus • Edited

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Peter Vivo • Edited

Qwik selling point in my view at the moment ( eraly test phase ) is:

  • bright concepts behind the Qwik: minimalize the client side JS using
  • Proxy based reactive programming
  • JSX but use HTML parameters : class instead className and so on
  • easy transform react app to qwik ( reduxSaga is questionable at this moment )
  • Lazy loading with $()
  • solve the cilent and server side programming but a little bit nicer than Nextjs do.
  • esaiest add Tailwind (and many module) to repo: pnpm qwik add tailwind ( do the config setup also )
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Adaeze N. Festus

Thanks for sharing

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Turcu Laurentiu

I heard that Anuglar comes with signals now, so the vDOM part might not be relevant for new projects.

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Dusan Petkovic

Is this a ChatGPT generated response, it seams like something ChatGPT would say :)

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Turcu Laurentiu

Now that you brought it up, I kind of smells like AI

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Adaeze N. Festus

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Dusan Petkovic

Interesting comparison, I've worked briefly with Vuejs but what I don't like about it is the actual templating syntax, with custom attributes for conditionals, but that is a visual preference as I am a very visual person.

Btw. not sure what you mean by "Is your website active?, you may use either React or Angular", it implies that active websites are better done with React or Angular, seams like an odd statement.

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Adaeze N. Festus • Edited

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Barry Michael Doyle

They're all frontend frameworks, you can pretty easily build the same app using all the frameworks listed here.

The best on to use is either the one that you want to learn more about or the one you prefer using.

That said, there isn't really a wrong choice here.