Vue.js was created by Evan You, an ex-employee of Google. Vue was started as a small project with just one aim. – Extract good parts of Angular and build a framework that’s really lightweight.
Vue.js, on the other hand, was created and is maintained by its community only.
Though React and Angular are still kings when it comes to popularity and commercial usage. But Vue.js is also stepping into developers’ reality progressively.
In addition to this, there are many other reasons why Vue.js is growing. In this blog, we’ve mentioned the,
Reason #1 – Flexible & Modular Development Environment
Vue.js uses components in web development. And component-based architecture is highly recommended for the goal of future scaling. Components provide lots of adaptability and flexibility to meet the project’s requirements.
Vue’s components are loosely coupled, which drastically decreases the development time, while improving the code reusability.
When building a large-scale application, however, Vue requires using a modularized build system But, Vue.js also provides sufficient flexibility by giving the ability to transform the source code into preprocessors through the Webpack & Browserfy bundlers recommended by Vue.
Reason #2 – Versatility & Huge Ecosystem
Vue has a huge collection of tools and libraries that facilitate web development. Among these tools and libraries, the most notable ones are vue-routing for routing and mapping and Vuex for state management.
In addition to the above, Vue also has its own Development Tools that come as browser extensions.
These development tools basically simplify the app debugging process by allowing you to live-edit your web application, time-travel debug back to previous working versions, and track custom events.
Reason #3 – High Performance
In mobile apps, for example, Vue launches an application faster than React and Angular both. Vue’s speed is an important factor to consider while choosing a frontend framework since 53% of worldwide users abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
Reason #4 – Vibrant Community
Vue’s community is booming and frontend developers from all around the world are constantly contributing to the further development of the Vue.js framework.
In fact, Vue’s popularity has reached a point where several huge conferences take place around the globe, which are solely focused on Vue.
Here are some of the upcoming Vue.js conferences that have already been organized.
- Vue.js London – 4th & 5th October 2019
- Vue ConfTO Torrento – 11th & 12th November 2019
- Vue Fes – 12th November 2019
- Vue.js Amsterdam – 20th February 2020
Apart from huge conferences, there are also Vue Meetups organized on a regular basis in multiple countries. But if you’re around near any of these conferences, they’re definitely worth attending.
Reason #5 – Easier Learning Curve
One of the reasons behind Vue’s popularity is its easy learning curve that has been a blessing for all beginners and expert developers.
In fact, according to State of Vue.js 2019 report, the majority of developers admitted that the easy learning curve of Vue is what got them interested to test the framework in their applications.
If you’re a beginner, for example, you can just refer the materials given in Vue’s official guide and easily create a simple Vue.js Application, without needing the basic knowledge of build systems, JSX, ES2015, or even TypeScript.
Reason #6 – HTML Templates
Vue.js provides HTML-based templates that greatly improve the developers’ productivity, especially for those with an HTML experience.
Apart from this, Vue’s HTML templates can also help in launching reactivity features in existing web applications.
Furthermore, the HTML templates compiled by the Vue.js will have the virtual DOM render functionality, which during the state change, will provide only a minimum number of manipulations to the DOM.
Reason #7 – Popular & Preferred By Industry Giants
Thanks to all the advantages mentioned above, Vue has not just gained popularity among developers worldwide, but also the industry giants.
Some of these companies using Vue.js include:
While we’re talking about Vue’s adoption, it’s also worth mentioning that while it’s easier to find React and Angular.js developers, but Vue’s learning curve is so easy that your existing team of developers can easily get familiar with the framework.
Hence, you would not require hiring Vue Developers separately, which will save you thousands of dollars in cost.
Although, if you’re developing a large-scale application and investing thousands of dollars, the reliance on a professional web development services company is recommended.