React.js Vs Vue.js - A Better Alternative in 2017- Future Framework!!

An elegant Web design and development is an important platform in showcasing your business and attracting customers. Web framework is a software treasure which is built to offer a beautiful web development in compliance with the needs of the business.

Emergence of JavaScript frameworks

Software technology being an ever emerging field, today developers are looking in for more and more challenging frameworks in offering the best web services.

JavaScript is the most popular form of scripting language to be used in the year 2017. It is one of the easiest scripting language to be learnt in HTML.

JavaScript defines the behavior of webpages. So knowing the various kinds of JavaScript frameworks is very important for developers, few of them being Angular 2, AngularJS, React.js and Vue.js. Each of the frameworks has its own importance in terms of usage which depends on the requirements of the company.

React.js- Created wonders in JavaScript (Widely used in 2017)

React.js one of the popular JavaScript frameworks used in 2017 was developed by Jordan Walke of Facebook used in building user interfaces. React is a favored choice for developers as you can develop new features without rewriting the existing code. React offers elegant JavaScript features which are user friendly and time saving.

An introductory example of React.js for Hello World!




"use strict";
var HelloWorld = React.createClass({
render: function() {
return React.createElement("h1", null, "Hello World!");
var mainElement = document.querySelector("main");
ReactDOM.render(React.createElement(HelloWorld), mainElement);

Characteristics of React.js

  • It is easy to create user interfaces and update them with React
  • It has a one way data flow using the mechanism “properties flown down, actions flown up”
  • It creates an in memory data system with Virtual DOM which makes it SEO friendly
  • It uses JSX, JavaScript extension syntax for coding HTML and HTML tag
  • Reconciliation a React.js approach makes it easier to build apps.

To know in-depth on React features read this blog on What’s Cool About ReactJS?

Its importance for developers

  • It enhances the readability which helps in maintain apps
  • Creates smooth and easy to use interactive User interfaces
  • Virtual DOM offers flexibility and cost affordability in performance
  • The use of JSX syntax makes it easier to write the JavaScript
  • Easy to test and integrate
  • Virtual DOM also makes it an SEO friendly framework
  • Minimizes the bugs and errors

Vue.js- The New & Fresh Face of JavaScript

Emerging as one of the most liked choice of developers Vue.js, is an open source JavaScript framework for building user interfaces simplifying the development process.

It garners 95 GitHub stars a day and 10th most starred project on GitHub, was started in 2013 by Evan You.

He said that "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?"

Developers who are beginners or not so experienced, Vue.js provides a great learning edge which makes it easy to integrate.

A simple example on Vue.js for Hello Vue!


<div id="app">
  {{ message }}


var app = new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  data: {
    message: 'Hello Vue!'

Know the features of Vue.js

Vue.js being a flexible software library builds user interfaces with certain tools revolving around concepts like:

  • Components are a strong feature of Vue which builds a huge application from small, self-contained and reusable components.
  • Vue has uncomplicated Reactivity. It knows when to re-render and what components to re-render.
  • In Vue, rendering services can be written directly with the help of JSX Template syntax.
  • Vue offers different approaches in applying Transition effects to insert, update and remove items from DOM.

Advantages of Vue.js

  • A light weight library with two way binding data and Virtual DOM which is simple and easy to use.
  • JSX writing script in Vue makes it easier to build the rendering functions.
  • Vue having small and reusable components makes it flexible and easy to build.
  • It has an elegant combination of structure and simplicity and adding it to your development project is easier.

Latest Trends in Vue.js

Vue.js slowly creating a new phase in the JavaScript world can be embedded in various forms like:

  • Simple Vue.js component can be used to toggle fullscreen mode on any of your desired content.
  • Netflix is the new storm in technology and on similar grounds you can build a user interface using Vue.js.
  • Vue Tag Picker is the new component in Vue.js which filters or adds tags and categories.
  • A simple and great Digital clock can be built with Vue.js.

These are just to name a few of the latest in Vue.js. Vuejsfeed

React.js Vs Vue.js-Which scores more (as a Web design and development Framework)

Both these JavaScript frameworks have their own benefits. Let’s see which is a better fit React.js or Vue.js.

Certain similarities both React.js and Vue.js have like Virtual DOM, reactive and compose-able components and maintaining focus in the core library shared by them. Now let’s look into the differences which make them unique:

1. Virtual DOM

The Virtual DOM in Vue 2.0 is faster and lighter than that of React.js. This facilitates what and when to re-render helping developers from the problem of optimizing.

2. Production Capacity

The production is way higher in Vue which can handle 10 frames per second in development as against React which can manage only 1 frame per second..

3. Ease of Scripting

Reinventing of HTML and CSS within the JavaScript is a tough process in React and the rendering with the use of JSX involves logic with less visual representation of interface. The JSX in Vue offers template based syntax where developers can easily think visually about design and CSS.

4. Difficulty of Learning

Learning process is much simpler in Vue as Vue’s guide, property names, set up processes are in line with HTML, CSS and ES6 standards.

A certain statistics from State of JS shows us that React has a satisfaction rate of 92% and Vue being new in JavaScript framework is already with a satisfaction level of 89% which is very close to React, a popular JavaScript of 2017. According to W3 Techs site statistics for Vue.js for 2017 is as follows:


Vue.js being the new JavaScript framework, they are continuously evolving with new updates and breakthroughs which is an answer to all the problems aroused with React and Angular. Developers today want to compete with the newer trends in web design and development and Vue has become an easier JavaScript formatting which saves time and cost.

What is your take as a developer in the form of which framework to be used? We would encourage your valuable feedback in our comment section.

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