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Top 5 JavaScript Frameworks to learn in 2020

JavaScript is the most popular language on the web. If you have ever worked with JavaScript, then you know that it requires a lot of effort to develop and maintain a broad application.

When beginner developers start learning JavaScript, they get attracted to JavaScript frameworks.

So, do you use any JavaScript framework? most probably you do.

so, What are the Frameworks?

The framework is backing for structures, HTTP solicitations, and a great deal more. It’s a finished toolbox for building a web application. 

Frameworks are bigger than libraries. They include everything you may need to build applications.

A framework can be very helpful for developers to write applications without having to handle such low-level details.

but a perfect choice can depend on developer-specific needs, preferences, and skill level.

Every framework is good to do something and probably bad to do something else.

In this article, our main focus will be only on JavaScript Frameworks in 2020 and a library that has a Framework ecosystem.

1. Vue

Vue is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.

Moreover, Vue is a Simple, minimal core with an incrementally adoptable stack that can handle apps of any scale.

It is capable of powering sophisticated Single-Page Applications when used in combination with modern tooling and supporting libraries.

Vue is approachable–the beginners can pick up the Framework easily, and the confirmed developers can be productive very quickly.

Vue Core Libraries

  • Vue Router the official router for Vue.js.  It makes building Single Page Applications with Vue.js more simple.
  • Vuex is a state management pattern and a library for Vue.js applications.
  • Vue Loader is a loader that allows you to make Vue components in a format called Single-File Components (SFCs).
  • Vue Server Renderer runs both on the server and client-side where the majority of the application code is shared.
  • Vue Test Utils is the official unit testing utility library for Vue.js.
  • Vue Dev-Tools is a Browser dev tools extension for debugging Vue.js applications.
  • Vue CLI is a full system for rapid Vue.js development. It aims to be the standard tooling baseline for the Vue ecosystem.

Vue Pros

  • Can be used with any front-end stack
  • Single file component
  • Lightweight
  • CLI and Webpack integration
  • Responsive server-side rendering
  • Supports inline templating
  • Can be made even lighter
  • Support for both templates and JSX
  • Vuex store, events system
  • SEO friendly
  • Reactivity system

Vue Cons

  • Poor or basic typescript support
  • Lack of Plugins but increasing
  • Template syntax
  • There’s no company behind Vue
🖖 Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.
Forks: 26539
Stars: 172612
Open issues: 518
Latest tag: v2.6.12
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2. React

React is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library with a framework Ecosystem, React is based on the concept of DOM manipulation is a costly operation and ought to be minimized.

It additionally acknowledges that optimizing DOM manipulation by hand will end in lots of boilerplate code, which is error-prone, boring, and repetitive.

React solves this by giving the developer a virtual DOM to render instead of the actual DOM.

It finds the difference between the real DOM and virtual DOM and conducts the minimum number of DOM operations required to achieve the new state. React is also declarative.

When the data changes, React conceptually hits the refresh button and knows only to update the changed parts.

React Pros

  • Easy to reuse components
  • Virtual DOM support
  • One-way data flow
  • Template engine independent
  • Can be used with different libraries
  • Server-side rendering
  • Functional programming style
  • Easy to write tests
  • Good debugging tools
  • Flux architecture pattern
  • Extensive SVG support
  • Tested on Facebook itself

React Cons

  • Heavy on memory
  • Verbose
  • You have to learn a new syntax
  • Not a complete solution
  • No support for legacy browsers
A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
Forks: 30735
Stars: 156195
Open issues: 575
Latest tag: v16.13.1
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3. Angular

Angular is a Typescript (Superset of JavaScript) framework that you can use to build a large scale single page web applications.

Angular comes with most everything you need to get some web development done.

The whole concept of application structure has changed in Angular.

The purpose of the Angular application architecture is to create components that don’t depend on each other, which are as loosely coupled as possible.

Angular pros

  • Huge ecosystem of third-party components
  • Support for a composable component-oriented architecture with directives
  • Easy and straightforward data-binding
  • A huge community that is quickly growing
  • Provides dependency injection
  • All best practices

Angular cons

  • Steep learning curve
  • It is almost mandatory to use Typescript
  • HTML template does not comply with standards
  • Explicit configuration
  • Two-way data binding is often considered an anti-pattern
One framework. Mobile & desktop.
Forks: 17573
Stars: 66171
Open issues: 3257
Latest tag: zone.js-0.11.0
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4. Svelte

Svelte is a modern JavaScript framework that allows you to write easy-to-understand JavaScript code that is then compiled to highly efficient code that runs in the browser.

The framework is similar to React or Vue, but in Svelte, we don’t have any dependencies. That means it will not take any time to interpret our code, so we will get pure JavaScript before runtime.

All you have to do is to write your code in normal Javascript with some svelte concept and svelte will compile that code to a highly optimized JavaScript code bundle that runs directly in the browser.

Svelte pros

  • Faster than most frameworks
  • compile-time transform
  • Fast as vanilajs
  • Simplicity
  • Reactivity
  • Lightweight
  • Use existing js libraries
  • Compiler based

Svelte cons

  • Peculiar syntax
Cybernetically enhanced web apps
Forks: 1770
Stars: 37154
Open issues: 560
Latest tag: v3.25.1
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5. Ember

Ember.js is a JavaScript framework that greatly reduces the time, effort and resources needed to build any web application.

Ember is focused on making you, the developer, as productive as possible by doing all the typical, repetitive, yet essential, tasks involved in most web development projects.

Ember Pros

  • Excellent routing
  • The API is easy to understand
  • Increased performance because similar tasks are processed in one go
  • Helps with writing simple and modular code by using Promises
  • Complete front-end stack
  • Minimal need for configuration
  • Out-of-the-box CLI tool which scaffolds a new project
  • Auto-updating templates
  • Stunning developer experience
  • Works great with jQuery
  • Continually evolving
  • Excellent data layer

Ember Cons

  • Steep learning curve
  • Too large for small projects
  • More Ruby than JavaScript
Ember.js - A JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web applications
Forks: 4214
Stars: 21555
Open issues: 357
Latest tag: v3.22.0-beta.3
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You can surely use any JavaScript library or framework of your preference, but the best choice will facilitate your work a lot.

React, Svelte and Vue provide faster development times and quicker debugging solutions. but Svelte is a little smaller & faster than React and Vue.

Further, Angular and Ember are complete Full Stack Solutions.

you can share the ones you know in the comment section, and if you ever use any of the above, let us know what you think about them.

Deven Rathore

Deven is an Entrepreneur, and Full-stack developer, Constantly learning and experiencing new things. He currently runs and

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