What is a framework?
If you have a tight deadline to complete a project, you can save time by using a framework to build the core of your website. A framework consists of several libraries, and it provides hooks and callbacks so you can build on them.
If we start the list with React it is the first front-end library in terms of important factors such as developer satisfaction, interest, use, stability and popularity. React is a component-based library that allows you to create reusable elements and components for your website. With React, released in 2013, you can enable features such as static website creation and server-side rendering.
The advantage of using Vue is that you can write a small amount of code compared to other libraries. Similar to React, Vue is another frontend framework that can be used to build pages and applications using the popular component – architecture.
Polymer JS was developed by Google and is a library that allows developers to create interactive applications by bundling reusable HTML, JS, and CSS code together. You can install the library via your terminal with Bower or NPM. Getting started with Polymer.js from Pluaralsight is a good way to start learning.
We will look at Angular, which is more of a framework than a library. It includes all you need to build a front end app in a structured way. It ships with functionality that with other solutions like React, you’d be relying on third-party libraries and tools.
Angular is a fantastic framework to build applications with, and is quite beginner friendly. Angular and Polymer can compare as they are both built by Google and Angular is the complete framework for web application development, while Polymer is a library for web component design. Angular supports one-way and two-way data binding to create extensive applications.