You must be curiously thinking that Angular and React are already here and are enough to cater to your needs of frontend development. So, what makes top level companies choose Vue JS after considering that both the above frameworks are developed by well-known tech giants i.e Google and Facebook respectively?
So, in a nutshell, if I’ve to tell you the uniqueness and benefits of Vue, I can jot it down by mentioning just 2 major points -
Yes, you heard it right. It really does integrate Angular disadvantages while emphasizing compatibility.
You can clearly connect the dots when Evan You made the below statement: -
“I figured, what if I could just extract the part that I really liked about Angular and build something really lightweight." - Evan You
Indeed, Evan You worked a lot on Angular projects during his tenure at Google.
Let’s dig a bit deeper and understand what Vue offers that led to the significant success of this framework and rooting its place into the best web development frameworks of 2020.
So here are top benefits of Vue JS:-
Ease of Learning & Simplicity: -
And thanks to the browser plugin, which comes under Chrome and Firebox to allow them to get started quickly.
Also, Vue is recognized as one of the simplest frameworks out there as it facilitates developers to store all the codes of HTML/CSS and JS in one single file.
VueJS is widely accredited for its compactness with the tiny size of 18-21 KB, allowing users to download the framework in no time. And it is no secret that the loading speed of a page is one of the major ranking factors. Thus, giving VueJS an upper hand in SEO perspective and catching the eyes of not only programmers but also of digital marketers.
Flexibility to integrate with New Tech
In such a dynamic world of technologies where new trends are just for a matter of a few months, flexibility and scalability with new tech is the quality every developer appreciates.
Many of the third-party libraries and components are supported with Vue JS, enabling developers to integrate new technologies with existing applications and saving a tremendous amount of time for programmers in keeping the applications up to date with new trends in the market.
Comprehensive documentation is another well-known benefit of Vue allowing developers to get a quick glance of corresponding best practices. And on top of that, this detailed documentation is regularly updated and improvised.
Prompt Support With Huge Community
Vue JS is not a newbie in the market, it has a community of massive elite level developers who are very helpful and, on their toes, to resolve your queries. In fact, 2018 data of Github reveals that over 6200 issues were solved in an average time span of 6 hours. These numbers itself speak about the proactiveness of the Vue community which is continuously evolving.
Virtual DOM & High Performance
While rendering the web pages, DOM (Document Object Model) will come into action. In simple words, DOM contains the representation of various HTML pages along with its styles, elements and content as objects.
These objects are stored in the form of tree structure (you can see in the below image)
By showing information when the user interacts with the page and reflecting it on the screen, it becomes tedious to update the whole DOM. That's why, to speed up the things, Vue JS uses Virtual DOM. This makes web applications to promptly amend the changes that results into significantly enhancing the overall performance.
Another great advanatge of Vue JS is that it supports two-way communication also known as ‘two-way data binding’ because of its MVVM (Model-view view-Model) architecture. This simply means that whatever updates you make in your UI will be reflected back to the data and vice versa.