Three titan frameworks still dominate the landscape – Angular, React and Vue, but there are a few upstarts beginning to get noticed for their light and fast approaches, as well as their applicability to I/O heavy applications. Beyond the “big three” Node and Svelte get a look in for their novel approaches and growing popularity.
Unsurprisingly, the framework backed by Facebook dominates the list. Developed in 2013, React quickly surged in popularity and changed front-end development forever. As the framework of choice of Facebook, and originally developed by Facebook’s engineers, Facebook’s needs naturally dominate the gearing of React. However it’s an incredibly flexible framework and developers love the fact that they can use JS code rather than something that’s specific to the framework, like you would with Angular. Despite the fact that React can be confusing in the way it combines code and visual elements, it has an active and supportive community that can help beginners get to grips with learning it.
Svelte makes the list as a rising star which is proving incredibly light and increasingly impressive to the developing community. With its revolutionary approach, which generates code to operate the DOM it isn’t simply a framework but rather a component of the building process. What it can do, however, is dramatically reduce the size of a website, which is increasingly important as the developers need to create outputs that work equally well on the diverse speed of connections around the world. Coding with Svelte is proving quick and easy and although it hasn’t taken on any of the framework giants just yet, many developers are keen to learn it.
What does the future of the framework hold? For now, the three big frameworks are maintaining their popularity. However as serverless computing grows in the next few years we could see the young upstarts vying for popularity. Every coder needs to know these trends to stay relevant.
Ashley Halsey is a writer at Luckyassignments.com and has been coding for over two decades. She is a mother of two children and enjoys video games and reading.