The web is evolving fast— new technologies arise, and old methodologies quickly become irrelevant. Under this light, we are going to go through an in-depth comparison of the 5 best JS frameworks i.e. Angular.js, Backbone.js, React.js, Ember.js and Aurelia.js.
Besides above data we could analyze general interest to the frameworks over time according to Google:
Not a surprise to see AngularJS, marked in red, beat its competitors in the contest. This framework still remains the most popular among web developers.
- Pros and Cons of Popular JS Frameworks
Among its popular users are GoDaddy, Forbes, Udemy, Ford, The Oscars, NBA, etc. The top countries where the framework is being searched are India, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Israel, Bangladesh.
Two-way binding with the DOM programming interface (automatically synchronizes the view and the model) Complexity of the background knowledge necessary to work with the framework effectively
Possibility to create custom DOM elements (directive) Difficulties with debugging scopes
Aimed at making application testing easier Negative influence of many DOM elements on performance
Supported by Google which means more innovations
Great community that is always ready to answer questions and assist in solving issues
Works well with the $resource module that allows good interaction with back-end
The name really reflects the core functionality that is good for either simple or complex web applications. This reputation is supported by Backbone’s biggest users, such as Foursquare, Pinterest, Kanban Tool, Sony Entertainment Network. The framework is available open-source and is quite easy to learn. It is most searched in India, Ukraine, United States, Canada, and Japan.
Small in size, simple and fast No two-way data binding that causes the use of boilerplates
Quite easy to learn Difficulties with testing code
Flexible (it is possible to develop anything on top of its minimal base) Slow release of updates
Clear structure that enables good performance Lack of features that could make it stand out from the range of other frameworks
Possibility of templating with third-party libraries Requires good developer experience to work with a great number of third-party libraries
If you like the user interface of Facebook and Instagram then you might like React.js too. This very framework is behind the front-end scenes of the two social giants. There are other companies that benefit from using it: Atlassian, BBC, Coursera, Dropbox, Flipboard, Netflix, Paypal, WhatsApp.
Fast growing community Lack of properly done documentation
Reusability of code due to react components The framework is not full enough and a developer needs some experience to be able to choose additionally required libraries
One-way data flow that is very good in web UI
Virtual DOM that speeds updates
Native libraries, released in 2015, that reveal React advantages for mobile apps (iOS, Android)
Easy to debug
Ember community is quite big and active. The framework itself seems not to disappoint its followers. It is being constantly updated and changes are introduced pretty often. Its advantages have been appreciated by Yahoo, ZenDesk, Groupon, TED, Microsoft, KickStarter and so on. People from Canada, India, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom have the strongest relevant search habit.
Active community Rather large in size
Constant development of features High-level structure that can sometimes lead to code breaks
Very simple to learn Sometimes unable to process quick changes to code;Sometimes unable to process quick changes to code
Stable performance Outdated documentation and tutorials can be found on the web from time to time
Ability of self-configuration
Two-way data binding
Fast speed of load and run
Aurelia is a child of 2015. It is an official open-source product of Durandal that is famous for creating various tools, libraries, and frameworks. The reputation of its creators speaks for itself, so you can be sure that it will be under professional guidance. The community of experts will take care of that.
Neat documentation; New to the world of development so needs more time to be accurately discovered.
Structure (Aurelia.js consists of modules that can be used as a full framework or separately);
Two-way data binding that automatically synchronizes module with user interface;
High testability of code;
Various additional tools;
Commercial support from its creators.
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