1. User experience has become the Holy Grail for application development- thus making dynamic pages an essential part
Launched in 2010 by Google, Angular is an open-source framework for building frontend. The framework was initially called AngularJS but owing numerous issues, the team rewrote the entire framework in Typescript and dropped the “JS” suffix. Angular is currently the most widely used framework, particularly for single-page application development.
Now, this isn’t technically a framework but given its immense popularity and seamless integration with other frameworks makes it even more powerful. Launched and largely managed by Facebook, this open-source library is the fastest growing JS tool that has found its way some of the most widely used applications like Instagram, Uber, etc.
Though Vue has now been around for over 5 years, it has shot to popularity only recently. Built by one of the members of the team that built Angular, Vue’s main USP remains that it’s incredibly lightweight. Today the framework is extensively used to build single page web applications as well as cross-platform mobile apps.
Contrary to popular perception, Ember isn’t really a new framework but has been around since 2011. Like most other frameworks, it is used for frontend development and is excellent for single page applications. As a bonus, Ember is also well-equipped to build desktop applications and even mobile apps.
This is the latest JS framework on the list and is exceptionally lightweight and few tricks up its sleeves. Like React, it is a JS library that has RESTFul JSON interface and is suited for building single page applications. In contrast to Angular and many other frameworks that use declarative programming when handling DOM, BackboneJS resorts to imperative programming.
Meteor is an open-source framework that can be used to build JS applications for all three platforms- web, mobile, and desktop. Owing to its ethos of “write once run anywhere”, applications built on Meteor tend to have a significantly lesser number of lines codes. Also, it comes bundled with a large collection of components to cut short the development time without compromising on functionality