6 benefits and 3 challenges of Vue.js

Aleksander Kawala - Fullstack Engineer

Aleksander Kawala

15 February 2023, 4 min read

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  2. Challenges
  3. Final remarks
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Initially published: 3rd of September 2018 Updated: 22nd of December 2022

JavaScript frameworks are evolving at an increasing pace, and today developers can take advantage of many different tools that make their lives easier. One of them is Vue.js, a JavaScript framework launched in 2013.

Vue.js is perfect for creating adaptable user interfaces and single-page applications that are slightly more sophisticated than typical SPA. Today Vue.js is used by companies such as Alibaba, Xiaomi, WizzAir, Gitlab, Behance, Reuters, and Adobe.

In this article, I wanted to share the key benefits Vue.js brings to developers that account for its growing popularity. However, just like any other framework, Vue.js poses some challenges to development teams, and we’ll mention these too.

Read on to determine whether Vue.js is the right technology for your project.


  1. It's highly adaptable – Vue.js allows quick switching from other frameworks to itself because of its similarity to React and Angular. Look at the design and architecture of Vue.js, and you're bound to see how similar it is to these frameworks.

Here’s an example code to show you how these frameworks compare to one another:

  • Vue
Vue.component('button-counter', {
  data: function () {
    return {count: 0}
  template: 'You clicked me {{ count }} times.'
  • Angular
  selector: 'button-counter',
  template: 'You clicked me {{ count }} times.'

export class ButtonCounter {
  count = 0;
  • React
export default class ButtonCounter extends Component {
  count = 0;
  handleClick = (e) => count++;

  render() {
    return <p>You clicked me {{count}} times.</p>

There also exists a library that allows writing components as Typescript classes.

  1. It allows taking HTML to the next level – since Vue.js shares many traits with Angular, it can help developers optimize HTML blocks that handle the usage of different components in a project.

  2. Amazing integrations – developers can use Vue.js for building single-page applications and more complex web app interfaces. The key benefit of Vue.js is that it contains many small interactive parts that can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure without the risk of them having any negative impact on the system.

  3. Simple structure that supports scaling – developers can use Vue.js to develop larger reusable templates without losing any time on that task thanks to the framework's simple structure.

  4. Handy documentation – take a look at the Vue.js documentation. You will see that it's detailed, creating a gentler learning curve and saving a lot of time for developers who work on an app. A developer who has a basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript will be able to take advantage of Vue.js in no time, thanks to detailed manuals and step-by-step guides.

  5. It's lightweight – Vue.js can weigh as little as 20 kB. The framework keeps its speed and flexibility high, reaching much better performance than similar frameworks.

Vuejs developers


  1. Smaller market share and community – if you compare Vue.js to frameworks like React or Angular, you will instantly see a much smaller community of developers surrounding it. The resulting lack of resources indicates that knowledge sharing is still in the beginning phase and the framework's market share is smaller, even if growing.

  2. Problematic integration into larger projects – developers often find out that Vue.js causes issues to crop up when they integrate it into a massive project. Moreover, since the framework is relatively new, few developers have experience with possible solutions to such problems.

  3. English documentation – some stages of development in Vue.js might be a little more complicated because of the lack of complete English documentation. However, as more and more material in the Vue.js documentation is being translated into English, that problem is bound to disappear soon.

Final remarks

Despite its challenges, Vue.js has a growing community and is becoming more popular monthly. That's why we think it's wise to keep a close eye on the framework to see how it develops and whether it becomes crucial in application development.

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Aleksander Kawala - Fullstack Engineer

Aleksander Kawala

Fullstack Engineer

Aleksander is a Fullstack engineer. Python is his mother tongue. Automation, hacky clever tools? Count him in! Mentor at Python workshops for young padawans from junior high. Owner of purring black Kernel.




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