A Brief on Popular JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript is defining the future of tech world with its wide genre of competent frameworks, which are capable of accelerating the development of applications in many ways.
How to choose certain framework in JavaScript is based on the company’s goals, project requirements and how certain frameworks can be used in different scenarios.

JavaScript, one of the most surreal and beautiful programming languages, enwrapped by intriguing fact that even though it is named “Java” Script, it doesn’t have any association with Java. In mid-1995, when JavaScript came into existence it was disguised as the name Mocha and later it was named as “LiveScript” and when Netscape and Sun did a license agreement it was finally renamed to “JavaScript”. Nobody had even imagined in its initial form that it would be such a revolutionary programming language and would be entitled as one of the major languages to learn.
The world is pacing fast with ever changing technology and programming languages being the pillar of technology. JavaScript is surely defining the future with its compelling and competent frameworks.

What are Frameworks?

In general, a framework is a prototype or conceptual structure intended to serve as a support or guide for the building of something that expands the structure into something useful. According to Wikipedia ” A software framework is an abstraction in which software providing generic functionality can be selectively changed by additional user-written code, thus providing application-specific software.”

JavaScript web frameworks are cheat codes for quick web application development. They serve as a skeletal frame for single page application development and allows developers to worry less about code structure or maintenance and help them in focusing more on the creation of complex interface elements and expand opportunities of JS and plain HTML.

So, Which frameworks of JavaScript are most popular and why?

Below is the list of a few Javascript frameworks:

1. AngularJS- AngularJS is an open source framework used in frontend and is maintained by Google. It is mainly used to subside and sort the problems encountered while creating single page applications usually have, as it simplifies both development and testing of such application by providing a framework for client side model view controller (MVC) and model view-view model (MVVM) architectures. For now, it is known to be the most used JavaScript framework for single paged applications and have the largest community of developers.

2. ReactJS- ReactJS camouflage itself to be JS framework but it is more of an open-source JS library, which has huge names like Facebook and Instagram behind it. React was built by a software engineer at Facebook. In 2011, it was first deployed on Facebook’s newsfeed and later on Instagram in 2012. React Js emerges in an ecosystem of complete frameworks, but it’s just the view. In MVC(Mobile-View-Controller) pattern, React.js acts as “V” and can be smoothly integrated with any architecture. A fully functional dynamic application can’t be built with React alone. Recently, On April 18th 2017, Facebook announced a new core algorithm of React framework library for building user interface named React Fiber, which is said to be the foundation for future development and improvement of ReactJS.

3. Ember JS- A few years back, in 2015, EmberJs was considered to be the best framework leaving React and AngularJS behind. It does two-way data binding as same as AngularJS keeping both view and model in sync for all the time. Emberjs is commonly used for complex feature-rich web applications and website. LinkedIn, Netflix, Chipotle, Blue Apron, Nordstrom are one of the few of the top names that have incorporated EmberJS. What works in its favor is that it is easy to learn and have many tutorials online which helps to learn it with ease.

4. Vue.Js- Vue.js is considered to be one of the best solutions for cross-platform development. The development of Vue.Js is considered by taking the best qualities from Angular, React and Ember such as Vue.js offers two-way data binding (same as in AngularJS), server-side rendering (like in Angular2 and ReactJS), Vue-cli (backbone tool for quick start) and optional JSX support. and all the altering flaws in prior three.

5. MeteorJS- MeteorJS is free and open source framework, which is well-equipped with tons of features for back-end development, front-end rendering, DB(database) management and business logic. Being a full stack platform, it has the quality that its name suggests which is being fast. If you’re looking to rapidly develop smaller, reactive applications on the Node.js platform, Meteor is definitely an excellent choice.Due to its modular structure, all the packages and libraries can be used at a high pace. In terms of performance, all the changes in the database are transmitted to the UI in the shortest time possible and in conversely with no evident time losses caused by different languages or server response time.

The consideration of a JavaScript framework is based on the company’s goals, project requirements and how certain frameworks can be used in certain scenarios. JavaScript is portraying the whole new depiction of future of technology as it backs the prompt development and prototyping.These frameworks and libraries have already reshaped the way how JS collaborates with HTML and CSS to compile views both in browsers and now even on native platforms.

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