In May 2016, Google released Angular, a rewrite of AngularJS which was not backward compatible. The rewrite dramatically changed the Angular environment to become a component based architecture, allowing you to install separate modules as required.
Fun Fact: The core developer on TypeScript, Anders Hejlsberg is also the lead architect of C#.
Angular is suitable for enterprises as it can be used to develop large scale, feature rich applications such as native, hybrid and web applications. It is definitely the most employable of all the frameworks due to its use at large corporations. Angular also has an enormous community of Google employees and developers to support it.
Users say that Angular has the steepest learning curve and adaptability of the three major frameworks. Google and the Angular community are continuously working on creating and improving documentation.
Since the re-write from AngularJS, many developers have been switching to other frameworks, however, it can take time for developers to rewrite their applications. For now, Angular is here to stay and support many companies such as Google, PayPal and HBO.
“Angular is basically a full stack for front end”– Tariq Firoz, Software Development Team Lead at LEAP Dev
When Facebook created React in 2013, it quickly gained popularity and almost saw the obsoletion of several frameworks we know and love. React gave developers the ability to describe what their UI should look like, as opposed to telling it how it should look when events occur. This paradigm shift increased efficiency as it made code more readable and maintainable.
React aims to provide the best possible rendering performance. Developing React Fibre, an internal engine, makes rending much faster.
React has been developed with high traffic web pages in mind. Facebook uses React components on many of its pages. It has also been adopted by large companies such as Uber, Airbnb and Netflix. Instagram for the Web is entirely written in React.
Vue’s coding style and layout is reminiscent for front-end developers by separating HTML, CSS and JS. It also allows you to use JSX. It can also be incrementally integrated into existing projects. Users say that Vue is a very simple and lightweight framework which allows for elegant programming style and patterns.
“I figured, what if I could just extract the part that I really liked about Angular and build something really lightweight without all the extra concepts involved?”– Evan You, Creator of Vue.JS
Vue is entirely driven by the open source community and funded through Evan You’s Patreon account. He had received small pledges and one-the donations from other developers. Vue’s success can be largely attributed to its rapid adoption in China, particularly by companies such as Alibaba and Baidu. In addition, Vue has been used by GitLab, Expedia, Nintendo and many more smaller projects.