Illustration The Great Battle - Angular 6 vs React vs Vue

The Great Battle - Angular 6 vs React vs Vue

The popularity of JavaScript is being increased day after day. At the very beginning JavaScript seemed to be appropriate only for creating the visual display of web apps. Nowadays it makes a building a backend real as well. Moreover, it is now suitable for complex applications that dealing with big data. The reason for this is various choices of different tools and possibility to produce neat and clean code.

JavaScript instrumentarium comprises searching, creating, editing, deleting or reading and filtering data and makes it fast:

· Embedded CRUD operations
· Storage management
· Functionality for mapping, filtering and reducing.

Otherwise, we may understand that raw JavaScript can not supply the needed level of versatility. In case you are going to create something decent using JS you will definitely need a framework.

Thus, we have made the list of the best-known JavaScript based frameworks, actually, one is library and two other are frameworks. They achieved the highest Github rating last year. The biggest surprise was the leadership of Vue.js, which is really baby among others and had only Chinese adaptation in 2016. Nevertheless, its popularity grown rather quickly and this fact means it is really successful.

Let's go further and compare them in order to decide which one is most suitable for you and your product.

Contest Between Angular 6, React and Vue Frameworks

Five benchmarks have been picked out that are essential for creating software to make this evaluation fair.

Stage 1: Interaction with DOM

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DOM or Document Object Model is the main instrument to implement changes in XML/HTML documents. It might happen that tons of nodes will deteriorate a performance of built product when an engineer without experience starts working on it. So further you can find a description of approaches which are used by selected frameworks to work with DOM.

Let’s study React first. React uses an intermediate representation of DOM that is called Virtual one. It simplifies the work with DOM because it allows to optimize the eventual number of changes before updating and rendering DOM. It can search, remove and modify elements from the DOM tree quickly. Such method enhances frontend performance though when it comes to an animation with comprehensive logic and synchronization, to apply React might be challengeable task since all modifies to DOM will be requested to systematize manually.

In case of Vue, all data is tied with events and is being updated simultaneously. Actually, it also based on DOM same like React is. Nevertheless, it provides more delicate work in question of execution of references to each node of the tree. For this reason, such framework is so popular among a great amount of developers who are making comprehensive apps especially as touching animation and interaction with consumers.

And the last, but not the least, in our list of comparison is Angular. The main difference is that Angular performs manipulation directly on DOM, while frameworks like React or Vue do that through virtual DOM. It has been divided into two separate layers: core is processed by the service worker, and the UI is processed by the browser thread. When a user interaction happens, core calculates changes and asks UI layer to perform required DOM manipulation. Renderer2, TemplateRef, ElementRef, and ViewContainerRef are directives that make easier the process of framing a dynamic content with ngTemplateOutlet and ngComponentOutlet.

A newcomers in developing usually consume a lot of time before they achieve a professional level of executing DOM manipulations.

Stage 2: Performance

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One of the toughest and deniable parts of our competition is comparing the performance of our JavaScript frameworks. So that lets evaluate our frameworks from this point of view at this stage.

Thanks to many analytical reviews you are able to notice that Vue.js and React produce accomplished profitable solutions. Besides, those who develop with React now are testing React Fiber – a completely modern and unseen before core pattern that is good in fast rendering of components and animations.

There is another approach to Angular. We can make an assumption that Angular development provides above average performance with complex business logic platforms making them fast and able to be scalable.

Stage 3: Team collaboration

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Let’s think about the convenience and suitability of presented frameworks for team projects. That is why this stage name is Team collaboration.

The first competitor will be React. This library’s main Achilles’ heel is the lack of partition between MVC (Model-View-Controller), MVW (Model-View-Whatever), or MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) structures. It leads to impossibility of cooperation at the same time under the same project. This fact makes the whole creation process is quite prolonged. As the result you will waste much more time and money at the end.

Next is Vue.js which is totally MVC framework. Moreover, it supplies directives and filters that can be called templates. The consequence is reduction of total amount of bugs and more lucid code.

In its turn Angular was created for providing its developers with really high level of comfort while using it. For this reason MVW was used as a base for this framework. Angular provides its engineers with a lot of flexibility to nicely separate presentation logic from business logic and presentation state. It will fuel coders productivity and application maintainability same as allows to work on the same data synchronously.

In conclusion, this stage takes Angular and Vue. React can be beaten for projects which require team simultaneous work.

Stage 4: Learning Curve

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At this stage we are going to assess the rate of progress in a learning new frameworks based on React, Vue and Angular of course.

Despite the fact that React is much understandable and artless to gain knowledge and experience than Angular, it is anyway more difficult than Vue. Actually, in case you are eager to make an app with React you also will be required to have some practice with JSX and ECMAScript2015 (or later version) prior to developing process.

In case of Vue, you may only need to know JavaScript and have a little experience in classic web programming. Nevertheless, it simply has easier for understanding structure and deep background is not a demand. Actually the approach in HTML-centric and JS syntaxes are simple in Vue.

And the third in our list is Angular. It offers an enormous set of various “out of the box” functions. It should be mentioned that Angular is the framework that exists longer, so most probably it has a solution for any possible need. Thus, it eliminates using any third-party service that leads to less amount of bugs.

The other fact you ought to know is that according to the use of TypeScript in Angular, it is rather easy for you to upgrade old projects simply by refactoring a legacy code. With TS it is quite comfortable for a developer and faster in implementation.

Stage 5: Extensive Drawbacks in JS Frameworks

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This will be the most extraordinary stage. We will look through the list of the disadvantages of our frameworks. Taking into account that some disadvantages can cross out all benefits of a given frameworks, we’ll just make an accent on those that deserve your attention in React, Angular and Vue.

We will start with the newest framework is Vue.js. Firstly, despite the fact that Vue has an enormous community, the largest part of it is Chinese users. So be ready to handle appearing issues by your own. The second part is that you will have a great annoyance with runtime errors in the template of this framework. This fact may also contradict to its convenience. And the last thing this framework has raw structure and comprises a few community-created components. In spite of all these, developers almost do not use some extra libraries because this framework already has great built-in functionality.

Now let’s talk about React. Actually it has only one negative side. It is a library not a fully-fledged framework. For that reason React may be not the most convenient approach to build projects with limited time and sophisticated functionality. You will surely need the helping hand of some third-party libraries. And in case you are planning to upgrade it lately you may found that some libraries are not maintainable that requires a developer to find a decent substitution and it ends up with new investments and waiting.

Finally, we will say a few words about Angular. One of the biggest its disadvantage is a learning curve. It comprises a necessity of TypeScript knowing and some other problems that may appear due to dividing JavaScript code and HTML rendering during server based templating.

So now you can decide on which of them has more significant cons. But take into account that a necessity to deal with TypeScript can be nothing comparing to Chinese support.

Last Stage: Conclusion

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Now you are able to compare these frameworks from both advantages and disadvantages sides. Nevertheless, Angular is the most convenient in question of complex big data projects, React is the best for limit-haters because of the lack of any frames, and Vue is like a fresh golden mid-fields between previous two frameworks. Vue is usually chosen by small teams. As for us, they all are good enough, and to decide which one to use is up to you according your requirements, goals and resources.Think it over before it comes to developing process.

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