- In 2018, Vue.JS surpassed React, but since 2019, React is getting back its momentum.
- Framework independent web components are growing rapidly.
- Developers are considering modular and reusable components.
- Angular 7 is on the rise with new interesting features.
- More focus on solution-driven APIs through GraphQL.
Although we see growing traction for framework-agnostic components, the demand for simple and scalable frameworks is still intact. Let’s look at the top 3 frontend and backend JS Frameworks.
Angular 7 :
- Styling with CSS, SCSS, LESS using ng new / ng add commands.
- Virtual scrolling is now possible with ScrollingModule.
- Sorting and moving elements between the list has become simpler with the new DragDropModule function.
- Using TypeScript, Angular 7 has updated and enhanced dependencies.
Facebook introduced React in 2013 and it has been trending for the last four years. Although last year’s release did not include any major release (just minor bug fixes in React DOM and Is), it still boasts of its biggest knowledgebase, support, and community. The following are the reasons for the popularity of React among developers –
- Native UI: HTML 5 UI comes with several compromises in terms of intuitive user experience. React brings forth a new and highly functional approach to constructing user interfaces. In other words, the application UI is simply the function of the current application state.
- Component-based approach: It allows building encapsulated components that can be assembled to make complex UIs.
Ionic is a framework to build and deploy cross-platform (android, native iOS, web) apps. Developers prefer this framework especially because of its intuitive UI components. Apart from simple CLI, and impressive icons, the best features that Ionic delivers are –
- Deeplinking – it allows loading a specific view on the app from a web link.
- AoT Compiling – to load apps at a lightning-fast speed.
- Live Reload – to compile and redeploy apps at every stage of development.