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7 Reasons Why Vue.js is The Trendiest JavaScript Frontend Framework

Since the last 2 decades, JavaScript has facilitated web developers to design responsive web interfaces for clients and consumers.

JavaScript brought dynamicity to websites through a number of frameworks and helped developers in extending functionalities and enhancing the user experience of websites.

Of all JavaScript frameworks, however, Vue.js is the trendiest JavaScript frontend framework with highest stars on GitHub (144K), beating Angular (49.9K) and React (3.7K) in Github Star Count.

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.

Unlike other popular JavaScript frameworks, Vue.js is not backed by a huge tech company. – While Angular has Google’s backing and React was built by Facebook.

Vue.js, on the other hand, was created and is maintained by its community only.

And today, Vue has matured considerably and become a full-fledged JavaScript framework with its own grownup ecosystem and developer tools.

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 fact, according to The State of JavaScript Survey, the number of JavaScript developers who have used Vue and would love to use it again has grown considerably from 19.6% in 2017 to 28.8% in 2018.

On top of that, Vue.js is also the number one JavaScript framework with the highest satisfaction rating among developers worldwide.

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In addition to this, there are many other reasons why Vue.js is growing. In this blog, we’ve mentioned the,

Top 7 reasons why Vue.js is the trendiest JavaScript frontend framework:

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

Though Vue is not the fastest JavaScript frontend framework, but it is considerably fast.

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.

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.

To build a basic Vue.js app, all you need is a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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:

  • Facebook
  • Netflix
  • Adobe
  • Alibaba
  • Grammarly
  • GitLab
  • Behance

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.

Conclusion

While Vue.js may not be the most popular JavaScript frontend framework yet, but it is definitely worth considering in your next project.

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.

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