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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. Today Vue.js is used by companies such as and Alibaba, 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 as well.

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

 

Vue.js – Benefits

It’s highly adaptable – Vue.js allows quick switching from other frameworks to itself because of its similarity to React and Angular. Take a 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

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Vue.component('button-counter', {
 data: function () {
   return {
   count: 0
 }
},
  template: '<button>You clicked me {{ count }} times.</button>'
})

 

Angular

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@Component({
  selector: 'button-counter',
  template: '<button>You clicked me {{ count }} times.</button>'
})

  export class ButtonCounter {
  count = 0;
}

 

React

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export default class ButtonCounter extends Component {
  count = 0;
  handleClick = (e) => count++
  render() {
  return (<button>You clicked me {{ count }} times.</button>)
 }
}

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Handy documentation – take a look at the Vue.js documentation you will see that it’s really detailed, creating a gentler learning curve and saving a lot of time of 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.

 

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

 

Vue.js – Challenges

Smaller market share and community – if you compare Vue.js to frameworks like React or Angular, you will instantly see that a much smaller community of developers surrounds 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.

 

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.

 

English documentation – some stages of development in Vue.js might be a little more complicated because of the lack of full 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.

 

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

 

Have you got any questions about Vue.js and how it can help in your project?

 

Reach out to us; we’re happy to share our knowledge and help you choose the right technology for your project.

Aleksander Kawala

Aleksander Kawala

Fullstack Engineer

Aleksander, Fullstack engineer at Sunscrapers. 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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