Next.js is a lightweight framework for static and server-rendered React applications that's been around since 2016.
Here are the advantages of Next.js that developers like the most:
Among Next.js's cons, we can outline:
A technology stack of Netflix, Ticketmaster, GitHub, Hulu, and TikTok includes Next.js.
This framework implements a component-based architecture, which is trendy nowadays and considered as the future of web development. A component-based UI and declarative components help software engineers apply their problem-solving skills and develop readable and maintainable codebase.
Another indicative feature of React.js is virtual DOM – a virtual representation of a user interface stored in memory and synchronized with the "real" DOM with a ReactDOM library.
Other advantages of React.js include:
Despite all of the benefits, React.js has some disadvantages too:
Airbnb, Asana, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, and KISSmetrics are some of the prominent websites built with React.js.
The Monterail survey shows that 81% of developers note that one of the main benefits of Vue.js is easy integration with third-party tools and backend frameworks. Along with that, 60% of developers believe that documentation is well written and covers most of the issues that appear during development.
These aren't the only pros of Vue.js. In addition, these frameworks delight developers with:
Anyway, Vue.js is gaining its popularity in China. For example, Alibaba marketplace is built upon Vue.js.
Lately, we've seen some of the prominent software products migrating to Vue.js. Codeship switched from jQuery to Vue.js to improve user interface, reduce bugs and malfunctions, and improve the maintainability of a codebase.
Since its introduction in 2012 by Google, Angular.js has been in favor among top JS frameworks. Angular.js is one of JS MVC frameworks - a concept that was informally called “Model-View-Whatever”.
There are a few challenges though you have to consider:
YouTube, PayPal, Upwork, and Netflix are only a few products that use Angular.js for robust and content-rich user interfaces.
One of the prominent features of Ember.js is the Handlebars language that makes templates easier to read and understand and speeds up their loading. However, Handlebars's <script> tags used for updating the templates may clutter the DOM.
The active Ember.js community regularly updates the framework and makes backward compatibility easier.
Using Ember.js for small projects isn't reasonable as the codebase gets cluttered and filled with excessive code. Overall, using Ember.js for solving non-traditional tasks may lead to cumbersome and overblown projects.
A prominent example of feature-rich software using Ember.js is Discourse, LinkedIn, Digital Ocean, and Travis CI.