Mahesh Kulkarni is the MD and co-founder of AFour Technologies and is based out of Pune, from where he spearheads the Delivery, Center of Excellence & Non-Engineering Functions at AFour Technologies. Prior to co-founding AFour, Mahesh worked with multiple software teams within and outside India, in verticals such as retail, healthcare, and corporate governance, during the course of which he worked on various aspects of 360-degree software product engineering. He currently acts as advisor and mentor for the InTech Olympiad, an initiative that enables science and technology students in remote parts of India to get connected to internships that will broaden their career horizons. Mahesh enjoys working on different technology stacks and has a special liking for Java and .NET platforms. He is married and has two children.
However, the popularity of concepts like virtualization and cloud evolution pushed the focus of web apps back to the server. Server-side MVC design patterns were once again the flavor of the season, and frameworks such as Spring MVC, ASP.NET MVC, Django, etc., started to gain traction.
The web app development landscape took a new turn with the explosion of smartphones and the availability of cheap data. We are currently in the mobile-first era where developers use the same back-end code for web and mobile applications. The server-side MVC pattern is now distributed into a lightweight (e.g., REST) APIs that can be rendered quickly on mobile devices, and the MVC pattern resides on the client-side.
It is to accommodate the client-side MVC design pattern that Front-end frameworks were developed. Front-end development frameworks enable a website developer to design and code the interface via which website visitors or users can interact and engage with your website. Needless to add, the Front-end tools that you use must help you create a fantastic user experience so that you do not lose visitors owing to a poor website experience.
When choosing the right Front-end framework, there are many options available, and you must understand what each of them offers before choosing the one most suited to your requirements.
Here we list 5 of the most popular frameworks:
React is especially useful for building single-page applications. Organizations using React include Facebook, Netflix, and Dropbox.
Angular’s two-way data binding facilitates real-time synchronization between the Model and the View. It is perfect for building enterprise-level applications and dynamic web apps.
Angular boasts of a vast community for learning and support. Anyone developing an Angular app has access to a huge pool of resources and expertise when they are stuck.
Some of the companies that use angular include BMW, Forbes, and Blender.
You can build anything from web and mobile applications to PWAs using Vue.js. Additionally, it can handle both dynamic and static processes.
Some of the companies using Vue.js include Alibaba, Reuters, and Xiaomi.
jQuery was initially built as a cross-platform library to manipulate CSS and DOM. Still, more components kept getting added as they were optimized for the functionality and interactivity of a website too.
Some top names using jQuery include Uber, Twitter, and Udemy.
It is the latest TypeScript Front-end framework to hit the market, and developers in the know-how say that 2021 is going to be its year. Although its first version was released in 2016, it took time to catch up.
In Svelte 3, released in 2019, the developers took a new approach towards building user interfaces.