Before you choose a web app framework to apply, you need to take multiple factors into consideration, the requirements of your project, or the strengths and weaknesses of the frameworks. You can not start working on the project without preliminary research, which will meet your needs.
Angular vs React vs Vue
It was initially released in 2013 by Facebook. Besides, Facebook, it is used by Instagram and WhatsApp. The currently available version is 16.8.6, which was released in March 2019.
Vue is the latest member of the group and also known as ‘Vue.Js’. It was developed by an ex-Google employee ‘Evan You’ in 2014.
The current stable version is v.2.6.10, which was released in August 2018. Vue’s contributors are supported by Patreon. The upcoming version of Vue is 3.0.0.
Talking about performance, there is a thing called DOM which can be understood as UI, that’s called the user interface of your application. Whenever you update the user interface, it will change the DOM as well. This represents the changes that are made in the Application. It tends to be utilized in two different ways, either as virtual DOM or a real DOM. The performance of the framework is highly affected by them.
Vue has taken all the good attributes of the framework. Vue also uses Virtual DOM as an adopted concept of React. This ensures faster and bug-free performance.
3. Top use cases
It was developed by Google and now Google utilizes Angular in AdWords applications.
The Guardian – A leading publishing sector firm
Weather.com – Leading website for weather forecast
React was developed by Facebook for the maintenance and coding of its ad campaigns.
Twitter – A global micro-blogging site
WhatsApp – The most popular messaging app
Instagram – A photo-sharing social media platform
9GAG – 9GAG is the best Social networking site for sharing trending videos and memes.
Gitlab – A repository manager that enables a team to develop code.
4. Frame size
The sizes of the libraries are as follows:
- Angular: 500+ KB
- React: 100 KB
- Vue: 80 KB
Vue is the smallest among all three frameworks. That’s why it is suitable for lightweight application development. In case, you need a library that smaller than Vue, then you can go for Preact(Preact is a fast 3kB alternative to React with the same modern API).
5. Learning curve
The learning curve is the ability of users to write codes in particular programming languages.
Angular: The steepest learning curve
React: medium learning curve
The learning curve of React.js comes in between that of Angular and Vue, that is, it has a medium to a steep learning curve.
Vue.js: The easiest learning curve
React can basically be alluded to as the library which is utilized for making reusable components on a page.
Discussing scalability, everything comes down to the way that how well the code is organized.
Angular- offers everything you need but it is not flexible,
React- the most flexible,
Vue- not much opinionated or flexible.
After reading and researching in-depth about Angular, React and Vue, we can conclude these things:
- The performance and flexibility of Vue and React are better than Angular.
- Vue and React are more suited for light-weight applications and angular are the best for large UI applications.
- Angular is highly opinionated, and unlike Vue and React, it offers everything from routing, templates to testing utilities in its package.