Nov
18
2019

With over 1,51,825 stars on GitHub, Vuejs is one of the trandiest progressive javascript frameworks, beating Angular and React star count by a fair margin.

Vue.js is a flexible technology that you can employ to build modern, nimble apps without using a lot of resources.

In this article, we’ll go over the main benefits of the framework (which we’ve learned to appreciate through our own experience) and show you why it could be a good choice for your next app development project.

In another contrast to the monolithic frameworks on the market, Vue.js is incrementally adoptable, meaning that you don’t have to go all in at the very start.

Its main focus is the view layer (so UI, pages, and other visual elements), which makes the framework easy to integrate into existing projects, but it’s also a good choice if you’re building a sophisticated single-page application (SPA) – provided that you combine it with modern tooling.

Here are the reasons why you should use Vuejs for your next web application project.

1. Simplistic approach

Adding Vue to an existing web project is relatively simple. You can start coding very quickly without having to know anything about JSX, ES2015, or build systems to get started. As long as you are familiar with HTML and JavaScript, you can read their guide and build something basic within a day, which is a big advantage in a fast-paced development team where you may have to pick up something quickly.

2. Comprehensive documentation

The Vue documentation is very detailed, easy to understand, and includes various code examples. It also has a good, growing community of developers that can offer help when needed.

3. Flexibility

Vue.js is flexible and scalable.

In practice, this means that it can be used for a huge, modular SPA (Single Page Apps) as well as to construct small, interactive parts to be integrated using a different technology.

In other words, it can be anything you need it to: just a library in your project or a full-featured framework used to build an entire product.

4. A world-class command line interface

Of course, many developers are looking for advanced development features like ES or TypeScript transpilation, hot module replacement, and tree-shaking, made possible by build tools. Vue has you covered there as well.


npm install -g @vue/cli
vue create my-project

This past year, the Vue core team re-wrote their command line interface from the ground up, resulting in Vue CLI 3. It’s designed in such a way to promote best practices and a full-featured default Webpack configuration that should be easier to extend without making it difficult to upgrade, i.e., “no need to eject.” Vue CLI provides a ton of useful additional features, including an interactive project initialization wizard (available through the terminal or a web-based UI), a plugin system to support generators and configuration for community add-ons, and the ability to specify alternative build targets, like web components or as libraries.

5. Two-way communication

Vue.js facilitates two way communication because of its MVVM architecture.

Which makes it quite easy to handle HTML blocks. It seems very close to Angular.js which also speeds up HTML blocks. This feature is also termed as 2-way Binding, what that means is whatever changes you make in your UI is passed to your data and changes done your data is reflected in your UI.

Vue.js is also called Reactive because it reacts whenever your data is changed.

This is very different when compared to libraries like React.js which only supports one way communication.

Conclusion

Vue.js has become one of the most popularly used javascript framework that make the job of the developers much easier to create cross-platform web applications. The framework combines the best features of Angular and ReactJS and so it can be said to be mature but very simple to use.