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Unlike most frameworks, React has components that make it easier to use the framework for enterprise applications. A component is an independent and reusable piece of code that helps developers write code faster and use it across applications. React is also used for server-side scripting and supports JSX—a markup language similar to HTML that makes using React components easier.
Vue is an open-source framework that fills the gaps of several frontend frameworks. For example, Vue has Angular’s two-way binding capabilities and a virtual DOM like React.
Interestingly, even as one of the most recent frameworks, Vue has become more popular than older frameworks like Angular or Node.js—mainly because it's versatile, fast, and easy to learn.
You can use Vue to build advanced single-page applications (SPAs) and progressive web applications (PWAs). Moreover, Vue supports incremental use, so you don’t necessarily need to go for full adoption.
Vue mainly focuses on the View element of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. When you need to build a page that updates quickly without the need for a refresh, Vue can accomplish that by using the virtual DOM model.
If you want to learn a simple framework to build applications in a day, Vue might be a good place to start. Plus, support for HTML and JSX makes learning Vue easier for those who already work on the front end.
Angular is an open-source framework that supports MVC architecture. It’s one of the highest-performing web frameworks available. You can use Angular on the front or back end to create both SPAs and PWAs.
With Angular, you’ll be able to use two-way binding to sync the model and view it in real time. Two-way binding saves developers plenty of time by eliminating the need to define requests and responses for user interactions.
In addition to two-way binding, Angular offers various features like support for dynamic rendering, if conditions, local variables, and dependency injection. Angular builds pages using the browser and goes easy on the server, which helps load apps faster. However, onboarding Angular can take longer than other frameworks since it’s written in TypeScript.
Even as an opinionated framework, Ember isn’t that hard to learn.
Its development model is mostly based on HTML and CSS. If you’re familiar with those already, you’ll get the hang of Ember faster. Also, Ember’s support for two-way data binding makes coding and managing complex user interfaces easy.
Ember uses the Handlebars templating library, making it easier to build a rich interface. You can also use features like the Ember Inspector, which makes debugging easy.
If you don’t mind going by Ember’s opinionated approach, you’ll find developing apps with Ember easy. However, if you like flexibility, Ember isn’t the best choice.
Express is the most popular framework for Node.js (a server-side runtime environment).
Learning and using jQuery is relatively simple. However, the framework was introduced in 2006 when the web was much simpler than today. You can learn jQuery quickly, but it might not equip you with the advanced features you see on modern websites.
It also creates a large code base, so developing a large application with jQuery and maintaining the code is hard. That said, some basic understanding of jQuery can still provide value.
Many websites—67.81% of the top 1 million websites—still use jQuery, and someone needs to maintain that code. You might not want to spend a lot of time mastering jQuery, but basic knowledge is helpful.
Is Node.js a framework?
React (for frontend) and Node (for backend) are the most popular choices. However, what one developer considers the best may differ from another’s opinion. You should learn a framework that best suits your needs and offers features that will make your coding journey easier.
Q2. Which is better: Node.JS or React.JS?
Q3. Is Angular better than React?
You should know that both frameworks are updated continuously, which means both frameworks will have fewer differences in the future. For example, one of React’s major advantages was its virtual DOM. However, Angular caught up on this front by implementing change detection.