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When it comes to developing large web applications with regularly updated, dynamic data, ReactJS is nearly always up there as a first option along with the likes of VueJS and AngularJS. React provides maximum responsiveness and flexibility and it is about as good as it gets for rendering data from any type of API. The main standout feature of ReactJS is that it creates a virtual DOM (document object model) which is a node tree that lists elements, their attributes and content as objects and properties. This allows for React to then make relevant data updates to only the elements that require updating which in-turn makes it lightning quick for working with data heavy applications. Created by Facebook engineers who sought a solution to the major challenge of developing a dynamic UI with high performance, React development (among other things) enabled Facebook to dynamically update a user’s news feed while the person is on-page and simultaneously using the chat function. In short, ReactJS kindof made Facebook. Facebook open-sourced React in 2013, and continue to provide ‘codemods’ which help make version upgrades relatively easy. If you’ve never heard of React development before, and are wondering what the fuss is about – it’s the code library of choice not only for Facebook, but the likes of Netflix, Instagram and AirBnb to name but a few. So you can assume it’s pretty awesome.
Super small in size, Vue.js is compiled into a user’s browser near enough instantly which gives it a good advantage over some other JS frameworks. VueJS development facilitates two way communications because of its MVVM (model-view-viewmodel) architecture which makes it quite easy to handle HTML code blocks. In this respect, it would appear quite similar to Angular.js which also speeds up HTML code blocks. Used for the development of single web page apps and flexible components, VueJS app development supports numerous features in the building of reusable web components. A progressive framework, VueJS development enables developers to use it selectively, rather than demanding the entire application be structured around it. Speaking practically, as VueJS developers we are able to use Vue.js when and as required in our app development projects. Something our clients benefit from considerably without necessarily even realising it. For instance, switching pages without even having to refresh a page enhances navigation on a website or app a lot, and there’s a good chance when you experience that, Vue.js is driving it.
Innovated by Google, AngularJS development is an open-source framework that is one of the most powerful frontend technologies around. AngularJS developers use the framework to build out high quality codebases and beautiful web application UI’s. It was developed with the CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) ideology in mind and you can certainly feel that when working with the framework. AngularJS development is cross-browser adaptive and therefore you don’t have to worry about your application being incompatible on some browsers. The flexibility that the framework offers allows existing components that have been written by other AngularJS developers to be easily integrated into your custom web application and is one of AngularJS’s great advantages. Platforms like PayPal and LinkedIn rely heavily on AngularJS to achieve their seamless transitions between pages and functionality.
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