Top JavaScript Frameworks for Front-End Development

by TOPS Infosolutions November 21, 2017
JavaScript Frameworks

In the era of rapid app development, you need enhanced ways to build up quick interactive web applications and that is where JavaScript frameworks comes to the rescue.  JavaScript frameworks are the backbone of single page application and web application prototype which refrains you from going into the depth of coding structure. One of the most popular uses of JavaScript framework is that, it submits the data to the server via Ajax without need to apply animation effect, validate user inputs or reload the page. Most of the frameworks uses MVC design paradigm to ensure scalability, reusability and maintainable code but not necessary every frameworks rides on MVC; however it depends on the need of project.

JavaScript frameworks are mushrooming everywhere and every firm wish to have website or landing page made with it. Let’s check out some of the best front-end frameworks to build complex and feature rich single page interactive web applications.

Angular 4

Angular 4 is the improved version of Angular 2 and includes some major functionality modifications. With Angular 4, programs consume less space and runs quicker than former versions and with the new engine system, the size of the generated code can be reduced by 60% – this means more complex your templates are, the higher are your savings. Animation is removed from @angular/core but you can use it whenever you want; in-case you don’t use, excess code won’t end up in your production bundle. One of the best thing about Angular 4 is that, it helps to find documentation and you can take advantage of auto-completion. Angular 4 is compatible with typescript 2.1 and 2.2 that will enhance the speed of compiler and you can receive improved checking throughout the application. If there is any error in your template, Angular will create source maps which provides meaningful context for your original template. This is must use JavaScript framework if you wish to build huge and feature rich applications.

React.js

React is JavaScript library that is used to create interactive user interface; making your code more predictable and easier to debug. React will update your design for each state with the right components whenever your data changes in the app. This will provide simplicity, increase speed of web app and enhances scalability. You can easily pass rich data through your apps and keep state out of DOM because component logic is written in JavaScript instead of templates and cherry on the top, it is easy to add features without rewriting your existing code. In MVC, React.js serves as “V” and we can smoothly integrate it with any architecture. It has a simple programming model and hence no need of painstaking efforts to learn complex concepts; you can create design interface by using suitable API. This front-end JavaScript framework is the face behind the UI of Facebook and Instagram; hence you can make clone now as it became open-source with its latest update. There is lot that you can achieve with this framework but need to identify the features that you are looking for.

Angular2

Angular 2 is a type-script based open-source web application platform led by the Angular team at Google. From powerful templates to fast rendering, data management, HTTP services, form handling etc. this JavaScript framework has almost every required thing that is needed to build a complicated frontend web or mobile apps. Angular combines’ declarative templates, dependency injection, end to end tooling, etc. and integrates the most excellent practices to solve development challenges. Being cross-platform, it helps in developing progressive web apps to deliver app-like experience, high performance and zero-step installation. Angular turns your template into code that’s highly optimized for today’s JavaScript virtual machines, giving you all the benefits of hand-written code with the productivity of framework. It is equipped with the components like overlays, sidebars, switches and absolute positioned navigation bars which provides dynamic functionality to the application. You must give a try if you are looking to develop complex web app.

Ember.js

Ember.JS is an open source JavaScript application framework for creating scalable single-page web applications which uses MVVM (model view view-model) pattern. It helps to manage complexity in the modern web applications and has an integrated development toolkit that enables rapid iteration. Some the features of ember that helps to stand tall are Ember CLI, Routing, Templating Engine, Data layer and Ember Inspector. This JavaScript framework refrains you from writing long codes as its handlebars integrated templates updates automatically when there are any modifications and with its friendly API, it helps to get your job done fast. Some of the popular websites that makes the use of Ember.js are LinkedIn, Microsoft, NetFlix, Vine and many more. Ember has gained the support of massive online community since 2011 and follows tons of best practices and continues to get regular updates. Go ahead and give it a try if you are looking to develop something challenging.

Meteor

Meteor is the full stack solution for developing and deploying web applications and has several in-built features such as reactive templates, automatic CSS, hot code reload and much more which becomes helpful for deploying, scaling and monitoring client applications. Development is quite easier as this JavaScript framework has all the tools from set up and configuration to API and deployment and being open-source isomorphic development ecosystem, it builds real-time web applications from scratch with JavaScript. One of the best things about Meteor is that, it uses same code on front-end and back-end for mobile and web-app both which prevents developers to install and configure different libraries, module manager, API and more. As it goes well with Mongo DB and Mimixo database, pages load faster and updates are easier to implement. Additionally, front-end development changes are automatically reloaded on live web page without making entire page to reload. Meteor is all-in-one approach and surely going to be big player in near future.

Advantages of using JavaScript frameworks:

  • Executed on the client’s side instead of web server thus saves bandwidth and strain on web server
  • Uses relatively easy language and comprises of DOM model which offers pre-written functionality to various objects on pages which helps to develop custom page
  • Relatively fast as the code is executed on the user’s computer and hence result and processing is completed almost instantly depending on the task
  • Projects which needs thousand lines of code and take years to develop can be completed faster with the well-structured pattern and functionality
  • Firm security arrangements and supported by large community members
  • Most of the frameworks are open source and free and helps to develop custom solutions faster at lower web development cost

Choosing the JavaScript Frameworks not only depends on your features but also on your project requirement, general framework functionality and much more. When it comes to web development and mobile development, above mentioned JavaScript frameworks are the most reliable for quick development and prototyping. So, looking to develop single-page web application or mobile app with us by using the best front-end JavaScript framework? We are just a call away!

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