JavaScript trends to watch and apply in 2018

 Front-End Development Frameworks

Let’s start our analysis of JavaScript trends with a true clash of titans. Just like there are dog-lovers and cat-lovers, in the realm of front-end development there are adepts of React or Angular.

Both are powerful development frameworks, and both have true global heavyweights on their side.
Angular is used by Google which already speaks for itself. Besides, such resources as Forbes and Weather.com also opted for Angular as their front-end development platform.

Most popular js frameworks - Top 7 JavaScript trends to watch and apply in 2018

React, on the other hand, is a brainchild of Facebook which makes it the natural choice for Facebook front-end developers. React’s fan club also includes Uber, Airbnb and PayPal who trusted it enough to use it for their front-end.

So, until recently, the matter of selecting the JavaScript framework for front-end development in many cases was the matter of Angular vs. React. However, recently the circle of popular JavaScript frameworks was expanded with the arrival of Vue.js, a new framework that was released in 2014 but has already managed to earn the trust of Expedia and GitLab.

The latest trends show that, although Angular still enjoys its usual popularity and community support, there is a growing interest to React which the developers named the most loved framework of 2017 (according to the Stack Overflow Survey 2017).

If we briefly compare Angular vs. React vs. Vue.js, the first thing we should say is that out of the three, Angular is a complete, ready-to-use solution, while React and Vue.js are somewhat more flexible and can accept third-party libraries, if necessary. However, in this case, the developers should be rather careful, as it may be easy to build an ineffective architecture.

Both Angular and React are immediately equipped with an extensive set of build tools or boilerplates that take some getting used too. Vue.js, on the other hand, is very lightweight and intuitive, delivering pretty much what is expected of it. It is also very easy to learn, compared to React.


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