Five Popular JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript is a well-known programming language with many frameworks. These frameworks are some of the most favoured platform for web developers today. Below are five popular JavaScript frameworks that all developers should be aware of:

  1. AngularJS

Developed by Google, Angular is currently considered the most popular JavaScript framework available. It was first released in 2009 and made available as open source framework under MIT license. Angular is primarily used to extend HTML and to build single page web applications. Often referred to as an MVW (Model-View-Whatever) framework it caters for quick code production, easy testing of any app part and two-way data binding (changes in the back-end are immediately reflected on the UI). Another great feature of Angular 2 is its friendly relationship with Polymer.js.

2. Polymer

Another JavaScript framework developed by Google, Polymer uses the concept of web components to extend HTML capabilities. Polymer gives powers and brings structure in building custom HTML elements using browser based technologies that includes web components. Using web components that are parts of the HTML standard that promises that there is a low chance for Polymer to get replaced in the future by another framework. Another benefit of this framework is that you can pair it with any modern framework.


  1. Ember

In 2015 Ember was considered the best JavaScript framework for web applications. It is favourable as it allows you to develop web applications easily with a faster pace. As with AngularJS it works with features such as two-way data binding. Ember is commonly used for complex feature-rich web applications and websites.



  1. Meteor

This JavaScript framework is commonly use for building end to end mobile and web applications (you can build both frontend and backend components for an application) completely in JavaScript at very fast speeds. Meteor is modular and the packages and libraries can be used on demand. Meteor is designed for full-stack developers who know JavaScript and want to write their client-side and server-side code using the same language. Meteor is very similar to working with the MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, and Node.js) stack as it allows you to use Node.js and save data to a Mongo database.


  1. React

This JavaScript framework is responsible for powering Facebook and Instagram’s user Interfaces. React is typically used for building large scale applications of extremely dynamic nature and is best at rendering complex user interfaces with high performance. React component libraries can be created and used across applications or made available for public use. Although React has a higher learning curve, it makes app development straightforward and easy-to-understand.


April 19, 2017