Angular is known to be the “all-in-one” framework due to its completeness in creating scalable applications. It has earned a good reputation among the large community of developers. It is primarily maintained by a team at Google that provide updates and the latest versions. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of using Angular:
- Requires minimal coding since it uses TypeScript to identify the errors easily. Good for applications with interactive client-side development
- Due to its reputation, developers have strong plug-in support and other features
- Has data-binding that enhances testing capability. Using two-way data-binding and identification of controls between the model and view help to simplify development.
- A developer needs to be an expert and familiar with the framework and its associated languages due to its complexity
- A dynamic application does not perform perfectly. A complex application may slow down in performance
- Not so good for SEO indexing
- With the aid of the Virtual DOM, React makes it easier and faster in building dynamic UI. This approach is very efficient in real-time applications, and it uses hot reloading to make the even performance faster
- React uses downward data binding where data flows in only one direction. Code is more simple and stable in that approach
- SEO friendly
- Developers must constantly upgrade their skills since the language is constantly improving and updating. Developers must keep up with the high pace of development.
- Since the evolution of this technology is really fast, its documentation is insufficient and has been a problem in the community of developers
- Simple syntax
- Vue is a combination of the functional and OOP approach. It has a similar coding style with Angular but is enhanced better than Angular
- Has good documentation
- It is good for an application that needs constant or real-time updates
- Good documentation but the community (and the development team) is divided into English and Chinese language users. Getting support for certain issues might be a bit challenging given the potential language barrier.
- Working with big projects and with different developers might be a big problem in Vue. It offers flexibility but too much flexibility might lead to inconsistency and errors within the code, thus, could result in delays in development
- NodeJS has the ability to be used as a single programming language since it can be used in both back-end and front-end development
- NodeJS has the capability to have simultaneous requests since it offers a non-blocking I/O system. It can handle concurrent requests better which makes the application more efficient and have better performance.
- Due to its fast-paced development, Node developers may experience problems handling newly-released APIs, since they sometimes do not provide good backward-compatibility
- NodeJS is not recommended for CPU-intensive tasks especially during callbacks, which usually end up with multiple or nested callbacks resulting in delays
- Node doesn’t offer scalability due to some limited hardware resources issues
Ember.js was initially released in December 2011, based on a Model-View-ViewModel(MVVM) pattern. It is not only designed for single-page web applications but also for desktop and mobile applications. Unlike some of the other frameworks, this framework has backward compatibility with its different versions. Various companies and industries use Ember as their platform and one of these is Apple Music which uses the framework in its desktop app.
Next.js was initially released last November 7, 2016, and is currently on its 8th version. This framework was known to be “meta-framework for universal applications” since it aims to give the user the capability to create web views utilizing Vue.js in single file component system. This gives the capability for both client and server-side rendering.
Aurelia.js was released in 2016 and it enables the creation of web, mobile, and desktop applications. This framework is based on the MVC and MVVM patterns using mutable conventions. Coding using Aurelia makes it easier since most developers have created templates. This framework supports alternative syntax in TypeScript and CoffeeScript.
All of these frameworks have their strengths and weaknesses. We can’t simply say that one is better and the other one is worse. Choosing which framework to use will always depend on the type of application being built and the expertise and skills of the developers implementing it.