Top 10 Frontend Frameworks for year 2020

Top 10 Frontend Frameworks for year 2020

Frontend / Frameworks2020-02-06

Top 10 Frontend Frameworks for year 2020

Front end frameworks can be convenient for your business as they are bundles of pre-written and standardised code. They are stored in folders and are easily accessible and save time for your business. Likewise, they are also flexible meaning you can use them as a base to build and further customise the code. Due to them being time effective, more companies are drifting towards using front end frameworks to complement their products and services. Here are the top 18 trending global front end frameworks to be aware of in 2019/2020:

1. React

Developed by Facebook, React has become a leader in front end frameworks. It’s become so popular companies such as Netflix, PayPal, Instagram Tesla, Airbnb and many more are using this framework. React functions as an open-source Javascript library and allows you to build high-quality user-interfaces for your Apps. It allows for simple design views for each part of your application. It will also update the appropriate components when your data changes. Moreover, developing new features within react without altering existing code. Finally allowing you to have a user interface with external libraries and frameworks.

2. Angular

Initially known as AngularJS and developed by Google Engineers, Angular is used by global companies such as VEVO, The New York Times and many popular Google Applications. During 2016 the framework was rewritten to aid modern development within the tech sector. It’s more suitable for long-term complex apps designed for a mobile-first approach. It has also been designed to work in large teams. It allows teams to work on modules, i.e. their part of code without being afraid to damage somebody else's.

3. Vue

First released in 2014 and set up by a developer who worked on Angular JS. Global companies such as Grammarly, Adobe, Nintendo and many more use this front end framework. Slightly differing from React and Angular, Vue is somewhat less complicated and allows design from the ground up. Its core library mainly focuses on the view layer, only making it easy to integrate with other libraries. It has its Vuex library similar to the concept of flux for application management. Alongside this users get a Weex JavaScript library with Vue syntax that is used for mobile app development.

4. Polymer

Launched in 2015 Polymer developed by front end engineers from Google Chrome and the library developed by them and GIT Hub. In particular, Polymer is renowned for its open-source javascript library building web applications using web components. Allowing you to abide by modern standards extending your HTML. They even claim if you wish, you can build your App entirely from web components.

5. Bootstrap

Made by Twitter developers, Bootstrap functions as an open-source toolkit for CSS, HTML and Javascript. It’s mobile-first and front end web development. It consists of many templates, Javascript design based templates for typography, buttons, navigations and forms. Since its launch, there have been many improved versions throughout the years and currently is on its fourth version.

6. Semantic-UI

Using HTML Semantic-UI incorporates a simple natural language. Even those with little coding experience to feel at ease using it. It’s integrated with a vast amount of third party libraries, allowing for an easier development process. Its components permit many distinctive forms of definitions such as elements, collectins, views, modules and behaviours. Which allows for easy customisation. It also claims to use simple phrases known as behaviours triggering functionality.

7. Express.JS

A web application framework for node.js using free and open-source software. It prides itself on simplicity, high performance and flexibility. It’s also designed for creating quick end to end API’s. Its framework is minimal with a robust set of features for web and mobile applications.

8. Redux

Initially launched in 2015 this open-source library is commonly used with other libraries such as React or Angular. This is to build user interfaces. Redux is lightweight, only 2KB in size. It’s easy to test, allowing you to run your applications in different environments and test easily. Similarly, it allows for easy traceability when, where, why and how your applications state has changed. Moreover, it provides error reports to be submitted to the server. It claims it has excellent flexibility working with any UI layer and a large selection of addons to suit your requirements.

9. Aurelia

Aurelia is often considered as a next-generation framework due to its ability to build powerless and flawless websites. It’s an open-source framework allowing for a great support network from the developer community. Aurelia incorporates multiple small and large libraries which can be used together or separately. Likewise, it’s very extensible, allowing you to add or withdraw any tools. This could be different types of Javascript libraries.

10. Riot.JS

Using simple and effective architecture Riot is a highly customisable framework. It allows you to build UI’s with custom tags. It’s light in size due to it only being 6KB. This is due to fewer bugs and fast downloads. It’s easy to learn as there is less to learn, with 10-100 fewer API methods than other UI libraries. Similarly, it’s highly extensible and minimal to use.

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