Vue vs React:
It seems like yesterday when we were placing tags in the file to build beautiful websites. Alas, that era of handcrafted websites has ended. Now, we employ various JS frameworks and libraries to call web services. We use these chunks of codes to churn out the complex blend of tags inside tags, and they are proving to be effective as well.
Now, as you have received a brief idea, let’s begin with the exciting part – comparison of the two popular JS frameworks. In this section, we will look into the similarities and differences between the two trending frameworks for 2019.
Both React and Vue have a lot many things in common from the perspective of rendering rich front-end experiences. Some of the prominent ones are:
1. Virtual DOM
2. Component-based Architecture
Both the JS frameworks endorse a component-based architecture. This implies, dividing your application into specific chunks of similar functionality with a defined approach for communication between them. Both React and Vue go with the concept of ‘props’ which are actually special attributes of an element for empowering passing of data from parent to child – though applied differently.
3. Build Tools
4. Chrome Devtools
Both React and Vue render the developers an opportunity to inspect the app elements and see the updates in real time as if you would see in the case of websites.
5. Companion Frameworks
Though they have various similarities, the two platforms are opposite to each other on two different factors.
1. Templating vs JSX
It is worth noting that Vue support renders functions and JSX just like React. However, they do not come under Vue’s default approach.
2. State Management vs Object Properties
If you are not new to React, you would have been familiar with the concept that the application state is a key concept here. There are various frameworks devoted to managing state objects on a large scale, like Redux. Besides, the state data in React based apps is immutable, implying it cannot be changed directly. You need to call the setState() method for any modification in the local state
Whereas, in the case of Vue.js, you do not need any such local state object. The data are managed directly via the data property on the Vue object. In other words, you need not call setState() function as the data parameter on the Vue.js object acts like the holder of the application data.
As you can see, both the JS Frameworks have their own set of plus and minus points. None of is better or worse than the other – as a whole. So, the only way to choose the right framework for your front app development needs is to consider your project needs, budget, and other such factors. And in case you need any sort of guidance or help, drop a comment below.