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The Ultimate List of Javascript Libraries and Frameworks in 2020

katleenbrown440 profile image Kathleen Brown ・4 min read

Without a pinch of doubt, Javascript is a multi-paradigm language supporting event-driven, functional, and imperative programming styles, and also includes object-oriented and prototype-based styles. The language was initially used only for the client-side. Eventually it is being used as a server-side programming language as well. JavaScript is the language of the web.

Why do we need a JavaScript framework and what is it?

A framework in software development can be called as an abstraction where the software that provides generic functionality can be selectively changed by additional user-written programs or code. A JavaScript framework is an application framework written in JavaScript where the programmers can mould the functions and utilize them for their convenience and ease.

A big reason why developers prefer frameworks is because they are more adaptable for the designing of websites. The JavaScript frameworks we are talking about are a type of tool which makes working with JavaScript easier and frictionless. They also enable developers to code the application as a device responsive. And, this responsiveness is another reason why the JavaScript frameworks are preferred when it comes to the question of using a high-level machine language.

Here are some of the most popular JavaScript frameworks and libraries in 2020


In the latest version of Angular, the team is planning to make the Angular Ivy compiler available for all apps. A great benefit of Angular Ivy is that it is able to reduce the size of applications.

Angular has become uber-advanced and modular when one wants to use it for front-end development. Previously you could insert a link to the AngularJS library in the main HTML file, but now you can do the same by installing separate modules.
Angular has faced a couple of challenges along the line. You are obliged to use TypeScript to ensure type safety in Angular apps. TypeScript makes the Angular 2+ framework not very pleasant to work with.


React is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library that is widely used for building user interfaces. The library has been built by Facebook and it makes it simple to create interactive user interfaces. At its core, the react framework is designed for building component-centric applications and with backward compatibility in mind. This definitely ensures its longevity.

In the virtual world, every JavaScript developer has heard about React. There is no single reputed React js development company who cannot add magic to your web applications.


Ember, an open-source JavaScript web framework, based on the model-view-view-model pattern, allows developers to create scalable, ambitious single-page web applications. It is done by incorporating common idioms and best practices into the framework.


MeteorJS serves the name itself as it covers almost the significant portion of the software development landscape. From persons who are involved in back-end development, management of the database to business logic, and rendering of the front-end use this framework.


Node.js is one of the more popular server-side JavaScript run-time environments that works on cross platforms and is completely open-source. You will see that the framework is capable enough to drive asynchronous I/O with its event-driven architecture. Node.js works seamlessly in the JavaScript Runtime environment and hence shows similar properties of JAVA like threading, packages, forming of loops.


Vue.js was developed in the year 2016. Vue has made its way into the market swiftly and has proven its worth by offering a plethora of features. It has a dual integration mode which is one of the most attractive features for the creation of high-end SPA or Single Page Application. If you want to develop for cross-platform, Vue is the ideal choice for it.


Backbone.js is a JavaScript framework that has been based on the MVC architecture. The View portion of MVC helps in implementing component logic similarly to a Controller.

This is an easy to use JavaScript framework allowing for quick development of single page applications. If you want to utilize Backbone to its optimum potential, choose these tools: Chaplin, Marionette, Thorax, Handlebars or Mustache, and so on.


Svelte can be called as a radical new approach for building user interfaces. Traditional frameworks like React and Vue which we discussed earlier do the bulk of their work in the browser. On the other hand, Svelte shifts that work to a compile step that happens when you build your app. Svelte writes code that surgically updates the DOM when the state of your app changes in place of using techniques such as virtual DOM diffing.


There are definitely and will always be more choices for JavaScript frameworks on the internet. Choosing one framework over the other for front-end development becomes difficult. It is always best to understand what you require and aim at the library accordingly.

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