Top Front-end Development Frameworks
User experience is one of the most important aspects in software development nowadays. The new technologies are appearing so fast that it is becoming difficult for both businesses and developers to keep pace. Businesses are paying more and more attention to frontend development as it enhances user interaction and the wrongly developed UI may not only create an unsightly appearance but also drive away clients.
Most Popular Front-end Frameworks
According to StackOverflow React.js and Vue.js continue to dominate the front-end framework market share for the 5th year already while jQuery, Angular, Ember.js and Backbone.js are losing their popularity.
Despite its popularity each framework has use cases where it suits at most. For example, React.js is the best front-end framework to develop an SPA because of component reusability. Vue.js is a good choice for building a flexible and complicated project from scratch. Angular is the best option to build an enterprise application. You should opt for Ember.js to create a large-scale website with dynamic functionality and a rich UI. JQuery is the best framework for desktop application development because it will keep your code concise. It is important to have your project requirements ready before choosing a tech stack, frameworks and tools for the project’s further development.
We have prepared a list of top most popular front-end frameworks in 2022 and included each framework’s advantages.
React.js framework is so far the best front-end framework in 2022 with a community of over 3 million users. And there are several reasons for that:
First because it is easy to learn. Second, its virtual Document Object Model (DOM), which provides exceptional functionality. Thirdly, reusability of the components which makes it easy to collaborate and reuse them in other parts of the application.
React.js has a component-based architecture and fast performance due to one-way data binding which makes rendering with the virtual DOM faster. It has an elegant programming style and declarative views that allow creating a clear and maintainable code. It has become highly popular over the last few years as it considerably simplifies the process of developing rich and interactive UIs for web apps. React.js is a great fit for developing single-page apps and PWAs.
It is the most popular framework for building interactive components for web and mobile apps. It is effective in building interactive multi-page and progressive web apps and it is a perfect match for enterprise applications and dynamic web apps.
Ember.js is a framework for building complex web, mobile, and desktop applications intended to minimize code writing. It uses the model-view-view-model (MVVM) pattern. Ember.js provides beautiful integrated templates that make the app’s user interface stand out.
One of its best features is the command line interface (CLI) tool. The CLI tool helps to increase efficiency and deliver projects on time. Not only does it help to create new projects with ready setups but also create controllers, components, and project files using automatic generation. Ember.js is one of the best front-end solutions for large-scale projects like LinkedIn.
Svelte has been gaining popularity since 2016 and is considered to be one of the fastest frontend frameworks in 2022. More than 3K websites have already been built with it, including: The New York Times, 1Password, Absolute Web, Philips BlueHive, Cashfree, Chess, Godaddy, HealthTree, Rakuten, Razorpay. Svelte has no virtual DOM, has component-based architecture and runs the existing JS libraries. However its community is immature and the ecosystem is limited which makes it not suitable for large-scale projects. But this framework is a great option for small scale projects.
Backbone.js is a good option for developing single-page applications and small-scale web apps. This framework is used in such apps as Trello, Tumbler, Uber, Pinterest, Reddit.
Benchmark Comparison of the Best Front-end Frameworks
Below is a table of the top front-end frameworks used in 2022 compared by key features, main use cases, data binding, programming languages used, etc.
The popularity of front-end development frameworks is constantly growing. In this blog post, we reviewed the most popular frameworks used in 2022: React.js, Vue.js, Angular, jQuery, Ember.js, Backbone.js and Svelte. Each of these frameworks has its benefits and use cases. Some of them are better used for small-scale projects while others are the best option for large-scale and enterprise level projects. It all depends on your project requirements and needs.
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