Why You Should Choose Vue.js?

What are the reasons for choosing Vue.js as your JavaScript framework? We have summarized the most important aspects: Popularity, modularity, and flexibility as well as the flat learning curve are just some of them.

The technological change and the constant progress in all areas of web development are fascinating and overwhelming at the same time. This constant change means that we need to regularly review the tools we use. Thus, at the beginning of the year, the question arose in our company whether and if so, which modern JavaScript framework we should include in our technology stack. The market for open-source libraries for JavaScript is large and therefore it was necessary to find out exactly which library would meet our requirements. As a result, we chose Vue.js and would like to explain why we included this framework in our core technology portfolio.

Popularity

Vue.js is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks and was developed by Evan You, a former Google employee, in 2014. Since then, the popularity of this framework has been growing steadily. Meanwhile, Vue.js has left the status of an insider tip and is not only one of the most popular MVVM frameworks among developers but also large open-source projects such as shopware use Vue.js. One more reason for us to take another look.

Modular and slim structure

Vue.js has a modular structure. This means that we only get the basic functions in the core library and can add more features to additional modules. The advantage here is that we can cover the requirements of a project precisely and thus reduce the overhead to a minimum. Especially compared to technologically similar frameworks like Angular or React, which are rather monolithic, Vue.js has a clear advantage over these rather heavyweight competitors.

Flat learning curve

Vue.js’ high accessibility and flat learning curve make it easy for our development teams to get creative without spending a lot of time getting used to complex architecture first. Again, Vue.js wins in comparison to its competitors. Furthermore, the official documentation makes it extremely easy for us to grasp the structure immediately. With the help of examples, you get to know the basic functions and can implement your first web applications with Vue.js within a very short time.

Flexibility

The framework can be integrated very well into the existing code. It is possible to implement individual features of a website or application with Vue.js without completely changing the existing architecture. On the one hand, the successful migration of individual sections as well as the implementation of complex projects such as single-page applications is possible right from the start. The framework also leaves us the choice of how we structure an application or which other tools we use. For example, TypeScript or JSX is also optionally supported.

Performance

Another important point is speed. Vue.js implements the technology of Virtual DOM. The actual Document Object Model is mapped virtually in a JavaScript object. All HTML manipulations are first performed in this instance. At the same time, an internal algorithm ensures that only changes and differences are written to the actual DOM. Complex operations in the browser rendering are thus optimized and thus more effective and faster.

Conclusion

Developing applications in Vue.js is fun and fits into the workflow of a modern developer. The framework is easy to learn but still extremely powerful and offers a very good basis for future and existing projects due to its flexibility. The framework impresses with its comparably slim form and its modular structure. The popularity of Vue.js continues to grow and one can assume that competitors in the category of reactive JavaScript frameworks will not only be caught up but even be left behind in the future. We at Heyooo are convinced of Vue.js and look forward to implementing exciting projects with it.

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