Frameworks allow for a lot of benefits, like the building of libraries where companies and coders can store information that you can find and use for your content. They also make it easier to find resources and communities that can help you troubleshoot your content. These communities can also be a good place to learn more about the frameworks and the programming languages that they require.
Perhaps the most useful thing about frameworks, however, is that they allow users to change the data that they are putting into your page without changing the page itself. On the flip side, frameworks allow you to change the coding of the page without updating user interfaces. Frameworks can also help translate a page between languages so that it can work in different operating systems and in different browsers.
The earliest frameworks discussed in this article have only been around for a few years. Of course, frameworks aren’t as old as the programming languages that they rely on. Before frameworks existed, coders and programmers would need to update their user interfaces every time that they changed something on the page. The content was also much more limited in terms of what programming language or languages could be used on it. In a worst-case scenario, a page might have to exist in multiple languages in order to be accessed on different browsers in much the same way that applications need to exist in multiple formats in order to be read by different operating systems.
While the continually declining popularity of AngularJS and it’s awkward two-way data binding may eventually catch up with it, there’s still a lot of strength to this framework. Benefits include lots of resources for learning the framework if you’re new to it.
One of the most appealing things about Angular is that it is based on TypeScript, a coding language with a lot of similarities to older languages. This makes it more easily adaptable to older frameworks, and makes it easier to learn if you’re familiar with older coding languages. Unfortunately, it also means that it is difficult to work with newer frameworks and harder to learn if you don’t know older coding languages.
Node.js is not thread-based, and few of its operations are I/O based. This means that Node.js is very efficient for building large projects without working on system delays.
The sheer size of the React community is both a strength and a weakness. There are lots of resources and libraries out there, but this can make it hard to find the best options. Because React was so unique when it came out and relies on programs made by individuals rather than by a single company, it can be very difficult to learn.
Other jQuery projects specialize in mobile application and making user-interfaces. These tools grow the library behind jQuery as well as being powerful tools in their own rights. That’s a good thing because jQuery is largely seen as similar to a physical library: possibly out of date, but still a repository for useful content.
Vue.js is one of the newest versions of Vue, which has been around since 2013.
Vue.js isn’t exactly open source, but it is often seen as one of the easiest frameworks to learn. It also has a lot in common with a number of other frameworks including AngularJS and jQuery.
Of course, we can’t recommend what framework you should use. That depends on what your project is and what kind of team you have working on it.