It is safe to say that web development is the most widely used field of computer science. Its widespread nature and necessity has made the developers strive for easy to use and responsive development solutions. Another contributing factor to the progress of web development, specially the front end is human attraction to aesthetics. As the consumer becomes more aware and the world becomes more fast paced, the requirement for an up to date, fashionable and trendy website increases. All these factors have contributed to the progress of the web design and development fields. Here, we discuss the current most popular frameworks for front-end web development; their popularity is definitely well earned.
Custom HTML tags
The extended HTML attributes in Angular allow the creation of customized HTML tags which can be then used to “decorate” elements with customized behavior and properties. These tags serve as custom widgets in the development of the front-end of a web page making every web page unique and easy to design.
Two Way Data Binding
The MVVM architecture divides an application into view and model i.e. the front-end and business logic. However the changes in view will reflect in the model and vice versa saving developers the headache of making the same changes twice.
Angular JS comes with a built-in dependency injection subsystem that allows you to ask for a dependency rather than creating it yourself.
Angular JS comes with an end-to-end and unit test runner setup. It has been designed to be completely testable from the very beginning making it incredibly easy for the developers and reducing the development time.
The additional libraries of React JS allows the programmers to carry out functionalities like server side communication through life cycle “hooks” that enable server requests.
Asynchronous Functions & Generators
Backbone JS is a project hosted on GitHub that is available for use under the MIT software license. This framework structures the web application by using the MVP (model-view presenter) design pattern. It has been leading the web development industry due to its key-value binding and custom event features. Backbone JS is also designed to aid the process of developing single-page web applications and contains over 100 available extensions. Structurally Backbone is quite similar to angular as it divides the application into user interface and business logic. However its light weight structure makes it well liked among the developing community.
Maintains Data Integrity
Backbone JS handles and maintains the integrity of your data when storing it into the server. The formatting of the data is preserved when transferring it from client side to server side.
Updates HTML Automatically
Backbone JS updates the HTML of your application when changes in the model are made.
Backbone.js has soft dependency with jQuery and hard dependency with Underscore.js.
Vue JS can be very easily installed using vue-cli at the command line, which makes the compilation of the project very easy.
Vue watchers take care of your events even if the data changes. Developers do not have to fret about event handling if any data changes occur, Vue watchers will take care of it for you.
Vue JS allows the addition of transition and animation effects through third party animation libraries. It also has a built in component that provides the transition effect to the elements it is wrapped around. These functionalities give a unique quality to the UIs featuring Vue JS.
Vue-router makes it very easy to navigate among the web pages providing the ease of access necessary for efficient programming practices.
Just like event handling Vue JS also covers the changes made to the UI elements. The format and layout of the UI will not have be revamped due to minor changes, Vue will do the necessary calculations and save you additional coding time.
SassScript is a scripting language itself, however SASS (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheet) allows developers to write code in another language and compile it into CSS. It is also commonly known as CSS with super powers. Basics of SASS are just like CSS when it comes to syntax and properties but it also acts like any other programming language allowing the use mixins, imports, nesting and the creation of variables. Here are a few features that make SASS the sassier CSS:
Sass is compatible with all the versions of CSS leaving no loopholes in the “Awesomeness” of the framework.
An extended array of frameworks have been built with Sass; Compass, Bourbon, and Susy just to name a few.
Sass has a built in set of extremely handy functions that will make it clutter free and easy to use. Some included functions are related to color or other styling elements; the best thing is that it is still being improved. The newer versions include an additional function making it even more user- friendly.
Variable interpolation inside the code is a basic of any programming language and any language without it seems like a pain to work with. Sass has solved this programming headache allowing the clean separation of code to making it easier to deal with.
The popularity of these frameworks will keep changing with the advent of faster more compatible frameworks but the constant in this equation is the utilization. Websites, web platforms and mobile applications are definitely not losing any popularity in the near future. In fact the usage and traffic may as well increase as the reach of the internet extends to under developed countries that lack the access to internet connection. However use and development of a website does not have to mean that you are a development expert and completely understand the working of these technologies. The easiest solution is to hire an expert that makes your idea into a reality and HTML Pro happens to be among the Top 10 NYC web development and web design agencies. We have all your developmental and design needs covered; our experts function with utmost efficiency and cooperation ensuring customer satisfaction. The article provides an insight into the basic features of the currently popular frameworks and we will implement the one you want.
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