From vanilla JS to a framework
But as soon as you start building more complex web applications, vanilla JS code (being plain JS without additional libraries or frameworks) quickly tends to become an unstructured mess. As a developer, you will soon lose the overview of your own code. Different solutions emerged to solve this problem.
Here is a short overview of the most popular JS frameworks and their major (dis)advantages:
All three of them are flawed or strong in their own way. Choosing one of them is often not only based on these advantages and disadvantages but also on experience. But even without that experience, each of these three frameworks will tremendously help you in building complex applications so choosing one is better than not using one of them.
A decision based on the customer's use case
From the overview above, an informed decision can be made. However, at Endare, we also bring other factors into account that influence our technology decision.
When a technology choice has to be made, we’d first like to explore what the actual use case of the customer is. According to this use case and the actual needs we pick the framework that best solves the challenge(s).
For example, when a customer wants a web app that is able to work offline, we choose the framework that has the best service worker support which is typically Angular. When the complexity of the use case requires one-way data binding for better stability, React is the way to go. And when you only want to use a JS framework in parts of your application, Vue might be the best choice.
These are just a few example questions on which your choice can be based. Most often, the decision process is more complex and the choice is never black or white. Our many years of experience also play a part in the decision process.
When eventually a framework choice has been made, we assign the most capable developers from our team to counter the challenge. They can always count on the support of their colleagues to complete the task within the agreed timeframe. In that way, each project is handled by the best suitable team, resulting in the most favorable outcome.
To sum up, when faced with the decision to choose between Angular, React, and Vue, there are several things to consider. Not only the pros and cons are an important factor, but the experience within each technology and the specific needs of your project as well. Each use case differs on many elements, so there isn't and never will be a clear-cut answer.
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