Angular, React & Vue: What’s coming in 2017?

React, Angular and Vue

2016 has been a tremendous year for JavaScript. Host of new frameworks came to the picture. Some blurred, a few survived and a handful became shining stars. If you are little updated about these businesses, Angular and React are nothing new to you. Furthermore, if you are a bit flexible about coding, you must have tried Vue.js too.  Hence, the JavaScript Frameworks for 2017 we chose, are these three.

Before discussing the facts that’s coming in 2017, we have also taken a look at the 2016 highlights of these three frameworks (or library if you prefer) in case you have missed any.  Lets start with Vue.js :

2016 Vue.js Highlights & updates of 2017 Vuejs 2017

In 2014, hardly anyone knew about Vue.js. It was then considered as a framework for the niche, however, now developers compare this to other established frameworks like Angular or React.

Also Read: Vue.js Is Good, But Is It Better Than Angular Or React?

The growth of Vue.js started in 2015 and it has grown exponentially in 2016. This graph was shared by Evan You which shows the enormous acceptance of this framework:

Vue js growth 2014-2016Here are the milestones that Vue.js crossed this year-

1) 1,943,567 total NPM downloads till date (1,531,217 in 2016)

2) 38706 Github Stars in which 26,000 has been increased in 2016 only.

3) 21,424,759 pageviews on page with a 470% increase in 2016.

4) Official launch of Vue.js version 2.0 in September 2016.

5) Vue.js is 3rd most starred project in 2016 on GitHub.

This growth of Vue.js has attracted many developers to switch from other established frameworks.

Also Read: 9 top JavaScript frameworks in today’s time (updated)

Thereafter, Evan You has also shared his plans for 2017, here is what you can expect:

1) Improve Testing:

From the various feedback from Twitter, Vue.js team has decided to focus upon the testing. They plan in providing more guidance in the docs and official testing utilities that make it easier to test Vue.js components.

2) Better Discover-ability:

The the time passes Vie.js environment is getting bloated and very difficult to navigate and evaluate. In 2017 they decided to curate this with a higher standard and  provide much more detailed information for each project included.

3) Native Rendering:

In 2017 there will be revamped documentations, API improvements  and better on-boarding experience in the Native Rendering based on feedback from the community and large-scale production use at Alibaba.

4) Conference:

Vue.js team is planning a conference in 2017. Though the dates are not final, yet they have released a survey to get your feedback on it.

These updates make Vue.js even stronger than before and gives you reasons to move to this framework for your next web development project.


2016 Highlights & 2017 updates of  Angularjs 2017

The Angularjs team in Google has done a few significant changes in the framework in the past year. Here is a sneak peak.

1) In January, Angularjs 2 became  an MIT Open Source Licensed Framework

2) Upgrading from Angularjs 2 RC2 to RC7 by the end of the year

3) Angular entered in China as in July

4) Major update in Angularjs version release 1.6 (Expression Sandbox Removal)

5) Final release of Angular 2 in September

6) Angularjs version  release of 2.2.0 in November

The major change that we experienced the past year was release of Angular 2 & a complete revamp  from the first Angular version. After 2010, it was the first big news from the Angular team and it took the Angular popularity to new heights.

In 2017 we are expecting much from this framework. As per the reveals till date here’s what you need to know:

1) Angular 4: Leaving Angular 3, the team has decided to go for Angular 4 directly in March 2017. Technically it will include major changes, however, it will not be the same kind of drastic change as of 1 to 2. As developers are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the Angular 2 version and TypeScript, 2017 should see maturation and growth of Angular 2 and its ecosystem. Here is the tentative schedule of the Angularjs releases:

angular4-tentativ dates

2) Further Releases: Not only Angular 4 , the tentative release upto Angularjs version 7 has also been released. Here are the predicted months:

angular-releases- 4-7

 3) Improving Earlier Versions: Not left behind Angular 1 versions (1.5 and 1.6), steadily adding to one of the most popular frameworks. Plans for 2017 are to continue steady improvements on 1.6.x.

These improvements give you more reasons to build web apps with Angular even more than before and make it a preferable framework for 2017.

2016 Highlights & 2017 Updates of Reactjs 2017

Reactjs (Backed by Facebook) has been in used highly this year. The Facebook team made a few significant changes in the JavaScript library and they are worth knowing for your growing respiratory:

1) Discontinuing IE 8 Support in React DOM in January 2016

2) Major changes in versioning scheme. From 0.14.7. to 15.0.0.

3) Reactjs Major release of  v15.0 in April

4) Introducing React’s Error Code System in July

5) Achieved 50,000 GitHub stars in September

This states that the year was quite successful for React indeed. However, there are a lot more to come in the next year.

 1) React Fiber: In 2017, we are going to hear more about React Fiber, also described as an “ongoing re-implementation of React’s core algorithm”.  Watch this video to know more about React Fiber-

However, Dan Abramov says that “there is still quite a bit of work to do”, but that it should land in version 16.0 or 17.0 of React. This is going to be a drastic change in the core algorithms of React just like Angular did while releasing the second version.

Also Read:  AngularJS vs ReactJS : What’s good for your business?

2)  Facebook Web Apps: Facebook hopes to enable “web apps with 60 fps and animations” with the major React Fiber update in 2017.

Hence, you can try out Reactjs as well with these updated versions for your next web development project.

Regardless of the new updates these frameworks bring to spotlight, the dedicated development teams at ValueCoders know how to keep themselves updated. Therefore, choose our dedicated Vue.js developers to build new web applications using the latest version releases.

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