React vs Angular vs Vue: Which framework to choose?

Front-end development is dominated by 3 frameworks: Angular, React, and Vue.

These frameworks are scalable, flexible, and suitable for creating a wide variety of web applications.

What are the advantages, disadvantages, and similarities between these three frameworks?

The Angular framework

Developed by Google in 2010, Angular is an open-source JavaScript framework that is currently the oldest on the market and is considered the best platform when it comes to front-end development.

Based on TypeScript, Angular is considered a heavyweight framework and is used for mobile and desktop PCs. It was developed with MVC (Model-View-Controller), which has powerful features for developers to build rich, single-page applications.

The React framework

React is a JavaScript library built by Facebook and launched in 2013. React is known for its efficiency and dynamism, as well as its backward compatibility and seamless integration with other frameworks. It is maintained by a large community of users and developers.

The Vue Framework

Vue is the newest JavaScript framework, created by a former Google developer.

Vue.js is one of the best JavaScript development frameworks, used to improve web page interfaces. It is an open-source, dynamic, simple, lightweight, and fully backward-compatible framework.

Advantages and disadvantages of Angular

The advantages of Angular:

  • Angular is used with TypeScript and has good support.
  • Angular language services auto-complete inside the component’s external HTML files.
  • Help with detailed documentation.
  • Structure and architecture were specially created for better scalability of the project.
  • The one-way data binding feature enables singular behavior for application development, which minimizes the risk of possible errors.
  • Being the oldest framework available, Angular enjoys wide community support.

Disadvantages of Angular

  • Has different structures like components, pipes, injectables, and complex syntax which makes learning difficult for new developers.
  • Less efficient than the other two frameworks (React and Vue).

Advantages and disadvantages of React

The benefits of React:

  • Easy to learn and its design is simple.
  • Using React JSX to create very detailed documentation and build templates.
  • React is faster than Angular and Vue thanks to its virtual DOM implementation.
  • The “Create React App” feature allows developers to create Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).
  • Helps implement functional programming (FP) concepts to develop reusable code.

Cons of React:

  • React is moving away from class-based components, which is an obstacle for developers who are comfortable with object-oriented programming (OOP).

Advantages and disadvantages of Vue

The benefits of Vue:

  • Javascript is supported by HTML with characteristics similar to Angular, which can optimize the management of HTML blocks.
  • Vue allows the building of both single-page apps and a high-quality web interface within apps.
  • Vue.js allows the integration of smaller interactive parts into the existing infrastructure.

Cons of Vue:

  • Problems during the integration of huge projects and difficulties in obtaining solutions.
  • Comes with limited functionality.
  • The small community of users, unlike Angular and React.

Why choose Angular?

Angular.js has long been developers’ first choice for UI development.

But with the recent rise of competitors such as React and Vue and the emergence of new web development trends, Angular.js has lost popularity over the past few years.

When to use Angular?

  • Large-scale application development.
  • Coding with TypeScript.
  • Creation of messengers and other applications in real-time.
  • Construction of a scalable architecture.

Why choose React?

React has a robust ecosystem offering reusable components, ease of SEO, and better performance than its competitors.

When to use React?

  • The rapid development of applications at scale.
  • Creation of SPA or cross-platform applications.
  • Extension of the functionality of the existing application.

Why choose Vue?

Thanks to its light stack and high performance, Vue has become one of the most popular frameworks for developers.

When to use Vue?

  • Development of intelligent and powerful applications.
  • Create small and light applications

Each framework has its own advantages and disadvantages. The choice is yours based on the requirements of your project and your resources.

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