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

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

Vue.js is a JavaScript library for building web interfaces. Combining  with some other tools It also becomes a “framework”. Now, from our last blog, you already know that Vue.js is one of the top JavaScript frameworks and it is replacing Angular and React in many cases. This brings in the topic of this blog ‘Vue.js is good, but is it better than Angular or React?’

Last blog: 9 Top JavaScript Frameworks List In Today’s Time(updated)

In case you’ve never heard  or used Vue.js before, you are probably thinking: Come on! yet another JavaScript framework! We get it. However, Vue.js is not new. It was first released in 2013 and now it has 59600 starts on Github and downloaded number of times this year. Here, have a look at the images-

Hence, neither Vue.js is new nor less popular from other frameworks as per it’s lifetime. Now let’s see what are the winning factors present in Vue.js.

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

Why is Vue.js special?

The greatest benefit of Vue is it’s absence of pedigree. It is fresh and has little baggage. It has been learning from the mistakes and successes of React & Angular. The way we see it, Vue is lightweight & easy to learn.

It has got some fairly basic docs but they do a good job, and while there isn’t a great deal to learn compared to angular – this is a good thing as it’s deceptively powerful. PageKit, Python China are two of of the projects using Vue among many. Here’s the list. Also, it has two way data binding facility like Angular and Virtual DOM like React.

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Now, we hope your basic concept about Vue.js is quite clear. Hence, lets compare it with Angular and React. We will start with Angular-

Related: React vs Angular 2: What’s better for your business?

Angularjs vs Vue.js vs Angularjs

While comparing these two, let us first declare that Angular (mostly after the release of Angular 2!!) is a mammoth and Vue.js is the tiger hungry enough to become big soon. However, there are many reasons for which developers are switching to Vue. Evan You, the owner of Vue describes the reason rightly

Vue.js is a more flexible, less opinionated solution ( than Angular ). That allows you to structure your app the way you want it to be, instead of being forced to do everything the Angular way. It’s only an interface layer so you can use it as a light feature in pages instead of a full blown SPA.

Now lets see few codes which will give you some basic insights (credits: fadeit.dk)

Bottom line of Vue.js vs Angularjs : There are many tools in Angularjs and so many complex syntax that it can confuse you sometimes. On the other hand,  Vue.js is much simpler than Angular and sometimes even better. If you are concerned about the future of this framework, we suggest not to be. This is going to stay for long and no way to fade in upcoming two years. However, development with Angularjs is still a great idea.

Also See: Angular 4 is out now! Should you switch from Angular 2

Reactjs vs Vue.js vs Reactjs

React and Vue.js has some similar features . They are:

1) Utilize a virtual DOM
2) Provide reactive & compose-able view components.
3) Keep focus in the core library, with concerns like routing and global state management handled by companion libraries.

Related: 5 reasons to choose Facebook’s ReactJS

This states that React and Vue.js are quite similar feature-wise. Hence, we would like to compare these two frameworks from a developer’s perspective with a few simple how-tos for each framework. Let’s see what happens in this Vue js vs Reactjs comparison:

Hello World:

How React Does it:

How Vue Does it:

Image: anyonecanlearntocode.com

This is simple. With a single script tag you’re up and running. The benefit here is that to take advantage of Vue features, without learning any new technologies.

Read More: Top 10 Web Application Development Trends In 2018

Two way Data Binding

How React Does it:

How Vue does it:


Two way binding in Vue.js is quite simple when you use v-model. In React its a long way down.


How React Does it:

How Vue does it:

Image: rlafranchi.github.io

In this case also, Vue wins with less lines and simplified codes.

Bottom line of Vue.js vs Reactjs: What these examples mean is that Vue.js is easy to learn and can be immediately productive. It also provides a path to simplicity with new tools and patterns for managing large codebases. Vue.js can scale up with your knowledge so that you can start to learn the updated tools and best practices.

Related: 11 Top Programming Trends To Look For In 2017

Angularjs vs Vue.js vs Reactjs Table

Here is a table that would provide you a few valuable information about these three frameworks –

The bottom line:

In today’s time Vue is not as much popular as React (maintained by Facebook) or Angular 2 & 4 (supported by Google). However, many developers are switching to Vue. Laravel community has also considered it as one of their preferred front-end frameworks.

Overall, Vue provides an answer to the issue of React & Angular and gives you much simpler and easier way to code.

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  • Martin_H_Andersen

    Please don’t compare React or Vue to AngularJS. Compare it to Angular. When the AngularJS team started on a new version the should have given it a new name. Because it’s not the same I have coded in both and there are different frameworks.
    And it not hard to get started with Angular the cli is amazing and there are a gazillion articles about Angular. RxJs is the hardest part to wrap you head around and it baked into Angular.
    The biggest problem are that nobody have the time or resources to make a real application in all 3 framework.

  • Vue.js grows in popularity extremely fast. Nice article, thanks for sharing…

  • Bill Thompson

    if you take away the learning curve, is Angular superior for some other way than Vue.js?

  • John Furr

    I find Vue to be breath of fresh air in the over crowded, OVER HYPED, js framework world.

    The very fact the vue.js uses Django style template syntax makes it an order of magnitude better to me than react. This means I can still structure my projects like I alway’s have. I can render templates server side and cache them like I alway’s have.. AND I can easily get the power of a proper front end framework with almost trivial amount of effect.. OH.. and it is smaller in size than jQuery.

    No question. Hands down. For me. Vue wins.

  • Vincent

    Every few months there is a new JS framework that is “way better” and that “everybody is moving towards”. A few months ago it was react, now its vue, tomorrow it will be something else.

    • tno2007

      That may be true, but as a JS developer sooner or later you will choose one, because it’s senseless to reinvent the wheel. In any case, one library is not better than another… it’s just what you settle on… and find comfortable with. They all will be able to produce the same app.

      • Benjiro

        How about we keep things KISS …The web has been developed upon a simply system of rendering webpages on the server end.

        Now we are moving logic and functionality on the front end, devices the application developer does not control.

        Where we had one job, now its two jobs. I have nothing against having some dynamic responses on the front end but most websites can simply render html webpages with some jquery, instead of going full blown MVC style setups.

        The company i work for got into major trouble because one of the developers decided on building a complex application very front heavy in Angular. When he quit, then came the issues of not finding people. When we stayed with basic HTML + maybe some Jquery or other simple JS, we will have finished the project ages ago.

        Its tiring with people reinventing the wheel and other pay the price for it. This also applies to back-end technologies like PHP and the hundreds of frameworks, or other languages.

        Where are the times people simply know there basic languages and quickly can put together the tools and function they need, instead of always running to massive overblown frameworks.

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  • m-bored-ok

    Angular and React are overkill for 90% of projects or applications that people use the two technologies.

    • John Furr

      ^this. ^this ^this. I wish new people coming to web dev would at least take the time to learn and understand the benefits of proper server side templating and caching.

      • Benjiro

        ^ This … and it applies not only to front-end but also back-end.

        It becomes tiring needing to hire people for specific frameworks because companies use them ( hype of the month ), then they lose the developers and have a hard time finding replacements. Because hey, why spend time teaching somebody that framework, lets hire somebody that know it. O … we can not find somebody ( withing a reasonable price ).

        Its the same for use developers who are job hunting. Instead of knowing the basic xxx language as a senior, no, your expected to know dozen of frameworks ( flavor of the month ) like a pro, maybe some other front-end technologies ( flavor of the month ) on top, a few different design patterns ( flavor of the month ) and lets not forget some SCRUM, Agile or whatever is the new flavor of the month pattern.

        So fed up with it all. It sucks the fun out of the jobs.

  • Thanks a lot for the article! I really like Vue as well, but finally we decided on React for my current project.

    Here is an long overview for people looking for even more informations with Angular vs. React vs. Vue: https://medium.com/unicorn-supplies/angular-vs-react-vs-vue-a-2017-comparison-c5c52d620176

  • Adila Bitar

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  • Appels+Oranjes

    I like VueJS and I wouldn’t say it’s simple; it’s “ergonomic”, since it seems to have a developer in mind (if you say “simple”, it looks like you are saying “quick, easy, cheap, nasty and dirty”, and it isn’t). Of course, any framework should be related to the projects you must develop, but no framework is actually a real standard and, even if there are famous frameworks, there’s really no “definitive” way to build client side applications. In my case, I developed projects using Ember and Angular, but I could did them using Vue or other frameworks, without scaling issues.

    I would even overturn the question: do I really NEED a pachidermic framework to build what I must build? Imho, it’s not always the case.

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