Angular vs React vs Vue: Which is the Best Choice for 2021
When beginning a new web development project, many developers have a question: «What tools will be the most appropriate?».
As a rule, a dispute is based around three frameworks – Angular.js, React.js, and Vue.js. So now, we’ll consider their pros and cons and popularity among developers.
It’s remarkable that according to total result, React.js caught up on the second position, but professional developers separately put Angular.js in the second place.
One of the important development indicators of technological stack or framework is a number of downloads. NPM trends shows the most precise statistics for each tool including not only the number of downloads but also data of Github.
React.js was released by Facebook in 2013 with the purpose of the division of user interface into a set of components to simplify the development process.
React.js is a very saturated framework. For the most part, developers make only flattering remarks about it.
However, Facebook has been releasing too many updates recently, which makes some tools outdated. A number of developers like this course of events. But for the most part, the community complaints about it because they have to constantly master new techniques.
It’s significant that React.js specialists are the most wanted in the USA today. May 2020 est. there are more than 30000 vacancies for the query React.js that are active on LinkedIn and about 4000 on Indeed.
One of the key reasons for React.js’s popularity is the support of reputable company Facebook. Such services as Instagram, Whatsapp, and Twitter are working on the basis of this framework today. All of them are very fast and have an attractive appearance. This has ensured a high level of trust in React.js.
Despite the multiple benefits, there are only a few cases, when this framework will be the most appropriate:
It doesn’t mean that React.js is bad in the rest of the cases. It’s more like alternative choices will be more preferable.
Vue.js is a discovery of recent years. It has suddenly turned from the ordinary framework into one of the most loved frameworks among the professionals.
Vue.js stands out as having a huge number of special aspects. Some of them can even appear for cons. For example, Vue.js is very flexible. However, in the case of work on a big project in a big team it might trigger a huge number of mistakes.
After Vue.js started showing its peculiar properties, many market giants like Gitlab, WizzAir, EuroNews paid attention to it. Grammarly is fully created on the basis of Vue, and Alibaba and Xiaomi announced a full transition to Vue.js in 2018.
Besides, this framework is in heavy demand in the Asian market today. Therefore, a greater number of discussions and tricks of use are in Chinese. You don’t know the language? You’ll have to limit yourself to documentation and recommendations in English.
Despite the fact that this framework suddenly became popular, demand for the developers didn't increase to the same extent. Specifically, there are only 8000 vacancies for the query Vue.js on LinkedIn, and about 4000 on Indeed.
In what cases Vue.js will be the preferable choice?
To a great extent, this framework lost its popularity because of the emergence of new web development trends. Angular.js’s team didn’t implement the needed functionality in new versions of the framework. This is why we see Vue.js and React.js becoming more preferable choice today. If falling beyond the scope of these three frameworks, then Angular.js is sometimes inferior to other tools (for instance, Svelte).
Nevertheless, Angular.js is still used to support many popular websites and web apps. They include The Guardian, UpWork, PayPal, and Sony. All of them are major websites, where Angular.js proves itself well.
The most interesting thing is the demand for Angular.js specialists. Despite the decrease in popularity and decline of estimates, the demand is practically at the same level as React.js’s. Specifically, there are about 30000 vacancies on LinkedIn and over 5000 on Indeed.
In what cases you should pay attention to Angular.js?
But if abstract your mind from statistics and consider only the contextual use, then there’s no the best framework as of today. Anyway, every framework has its pros and cons. Similarly, each one of them has a lot of admirers and opponents.
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