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6 JS Frameworks to Learn in 2018

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6 JS Frameworks to Learn in 2018

Looking for a new JavaScript framework to work with? Read on for an overview of six great frameworks, and see which one suits your project.

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JavaScript (JS) is essentially the most used scripting language worldwide. All web developers swear by JS to design, animate and employ elements on the webpage. Along with HTML and CSS, JavaScript can move mountains… I mean, it can literally do anything and make the webpage more interactive and exciting.

Unlike HTML, JS doesn’t limit itself, instead, it keeps evolving because change is the new constant. JS knows how to keep its patrons engaged while they are working with it. JS is the most versatile programming language used worldwide owing to its ability to develop apps for a wide range of platforms such as Android, Windows, and iOS.

JS is: 

  • Flexible - As it welcomes changes.

  • Reliable - Works and changes according to the defined priorities.

  • Scalable - Keeps the present and future in mind.

Here are six of the most popular JavaScript frameworks out there right now.

Angular

This Google developed JS framework has set the bar. Not only is it a blessing for app developers but for designers as well. AngularJS, Angular 2, and Angular 4 have firmly grounded themselves amongst other frameworks. The Angular framework is a front-end development framework that will help you create SPAs (Single Page Applications), trim the number of files need to work with your code, and exercise dynamism.

Pros

  • Devs encounter fewer errors as it constructs data binding based on Angular elements.

  • Supports various MVC elements.

  • Works well in an Agile environment.

jQuery

jQuery and JavaScript share a close-knit bond. With the MIT License, it hands app developers the ability to write terse and shorter code, thereby cutting down on their workload. Its supports DOM manipulations and, together with CSS, it can nail any task at hand.

Pros

  • Suitable for AJAX programs.

  • Widely used due to its quick processing speed.

  • Behaves in a similar way in all browsers.

React.js

The next to join the league is the UI development framework, React.js. It is the heart and soul of IT companies and various business websites. This front-end JS library comes into play when app developers want to break down complex code and then reuse it, and, most importantly, error-free. It takes on a role when real-time data is involved. Its various lifecycle hooks, such as decorators, enhance the user interface experience.

Pros

  • Free and open source.

  • It can make use of already written code.

  • Supports Virtual DOM functionality.

Node.js

This server-side JS platform comes next. It’s responsive, nonblocking and fast. GoDaddy and Paypal are some of the companies that make use of Node.js. It’s best used for I/O bound applications, data streaming applications, and single page applications. Couple it with Express.js and watch the show.

Pros

  • Its applications can work on multiple hosts.

  • Enabling fast servers.

  • Reuses the same model between the front-end and backend.

Titanium Framework

Another framework that makes an entry to our list is Titanium. It enables the JavaScript SDK and supports multiple platforms. It's easy to learn and high quality, and its accessibility makes it a great framework for app developers. It is a cross-platform app development platform that renders native apps. It has the capability to quickly deliver prototypes with high performance to create functional rich apps.

Pros

  • Ease of learning and implementation.

  • A high-performance framework.

  • Quick prototype delivery.

Ember.js

This open source framework needs no introduction as it has its roots in Apple Music. It helps in transpiling and its star attraction is its massive repository that can serve as a dictionary for app development. It takes into account convention rather than juggling over the configurations and enables two-way data binding unlike one-way data binding in Angular.

Pros

  • Can be easily configured on the system.

  • Beautiful Ember templates.

  • Deploys great user interfaces.

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