February, 2021
By Irine Gamkrelidze

Choose Between Angular, Vue.js & React

Choose Between Angular, Vue.js & React

Before we do a deep dive into choosing the right framework, let’s look at the lore of these programs. All three were created by brilliant minds of giant companies. Here’s the brief history behind the three of the most famous JavaScript frameworks:


Let's start the history with the least popular, but the oldest of the frameworks. Angular was first released in 2010 by none other than Google itself. It's been around for a decade, at first it was simply named AngularJS, then in 2016 we saw the release of Angular 2, but the latest stable version and the most popular is Angular 10, last updated in June of 2020. 


The middle child of the frameworks is called React, and not to be overshadowed by Angular's developer, our very own Facebook released it in 2013 and still uses it quite frequently in their child companies, like Instagram or WhatsApp. The last major update was released in 2018, but the framework keeps going forward with small minor improvements to this day. 


Last and not least is the youngest and most popular framework of JavaScript. Vue was developed by Evan You, an ex-Google employee (to keep up with the rest of the framework’s great authors). It was released in 2014 and is the smallest in size compared to Angular and React (80kb). It has been revered as a great learning curve for developers, if you want to read more about it, take a look at our latest blog post about Vue.js here. 

Among these three, Angular could never overshadow React, but Vue.js started to skyrocket in early 2017 and 2 years later it became the highest-rated framework on the GitHub repository.  

Demand Comparison 

Popularity does not mean everything in life, and neither does it mean a lot in frameworks. Currently, more people are looking for React or Angular developers for hire, but we think that the unpopularity of Vue.js on the job market is not because it's not an employable skill, but simply put, most developers use Vue.js in their outsourced development projects. we don't have any statistical data but there's a good chance that if you're looking to hire an outsource developer for a web project, they're working with Vue.js.
When it comes down to choosing between these three, we recommend you go with the one that is suited to your needs.

Angular - this framework has great contributors, it’s not a “work in progress”. The only downside we see is that it's not an easy framework to take upon as a beginner. we recommended Angular for companies who have developers already familiar with typescript.

React - React has always been in stable demand, it's a great way to keep your options open. React has quite a few years behind its back and the community is just as mature. If you want to have some flexibility in your code, then you can take advantage of React's seamless integration with other frameworks.

Vue.js - Despite being a newcomer, this framework managed to grab the attention of developers all around the world. Alibaba uses Vue.js as its primary front-end JavaScript framework. Need we say more? Even though Vue.js is easy to learn and is revered for its simplicity and flexibility, there is still a question of maturity; we will not know how it will perform in the future. 

We can understand how hard it must be to choose the right framework when you are not a developer yourself, at LavaPi, our experts are always available to guide your web project. If you want to make sure, your work is in the right hands, consider outsourcing whatever job you have to us, we will make sure to use the best possible solution for your digital project. 


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