If you're working on a startup, you're probably don't have lots of money or time. You have to release a prototype as quickly as possible and show your prospects what you got.
We'll look at the best frameworks to build your minimum viable product currently.
You can build a minimum viable product with a decent interactive front end with some frameworks and libraries.
React is very popular as a front end library because we can build a lot with it in a short time. It lets us build a rich UI with the libraries that are available for it.
It's often used with React Router for routing and Redux as its state management solution.
There're also lots of UI libraries made for it. Bootstrap, Material design, etc., are all available for React without creating them from scratch.
With those issues out of the way, we can build the UI in no time.
Vue is up-and-coming and provides a more complete solution for building front ends. It comes with Vuex for state management and Vue Router for routing as options.
We can use it to build a UI quickly with all the libraries that are available.
To make your app useful, you have to make it store data. We have to do this on the back end.
To make building back ends easy, we can use frameworks to do this.
Rails are the back end framework that many other back-end frameworks take their inspiration from.
You can use it to create an app that makes a database and save data to it with a few commands.
Debugging is also quick and easy with the Rails console. It's a great way to add data and test it without doing the same thing from the front end.
Also, it has lots of libraries made for it to do things like file upload. Sending emails is a feature that's built-in.
It has a big community so you can get help fast.
Expres is a back end microframework for Node.js. It lets us build simple apps without much effort. It also has lots of libraries to extend its functionality to do what we want.
You have to add your own database manipulation solution and it doesn't come with any way to debug things easily on its own, so it's good for simple apps, which a minimum viable product should be.
To create a minimum viable product, we've to use frameworks to build a prototype fast. It's good to stick with the popular frameworks that let us build things fast.
For front end, this would be React and Vue, for back end Rails and Express does the job.