Which JavaScript Frameworks Take Along With You In 2017

Which JavaScript Frameworks Take Along With You In 2017

There are hundreds of free JS libraries out and it becomes real tough to choose the right JavaScript framework for your application. Some developers end up discarding while others grow rapidly and achieve widespread adoption. Many of the developers only know the big names like jQuery and React but there are many other popular JavaScript frameworks or JS libraries which must not be missed in the forthcoming year 2017.

Let’s discuss some popular JavaScript frameworks which will be trending in year 2017.

1. Nodejs

Node.js which is one of the popular JavaScript driven technology was created in 2009 by Ryan Dahl. The framework evolved as a well-developed ecosystem. Generally, Node.js comprises of three things. First, if V8 is Google’s JavaScript engine which is used in the Chrome web browser. Second is a thread pool which handles the file input and output operations and all the blocking system calls are executed here. Last is the event loop library. Top of these three blocks, there are several bindings which expose low-level interfaces. The remaining Node.js is written in JavaScript. Almost all the APIs which we see as a built-in module and are part of documentation are written in JavaScript. If you haven’t tried Node yet you will be surprised that you are missing something too good.

2. React JS

React which is a concept of DOM manipulation is an open-source JavaScript most popular framework. Optimizing DOM manipulation by hand will end in lots of boilerplate code which is boring, repetitive and error-prone. React is declarative and with the change of data React hits the refresh button and knows to only update the changed parts. The simple flow of data along with simple display logic makes the development with React JS straightforward and easy to understand. React is maintained by Facebook, Instagram and by a community of lot many developers and individuals. It is aimed to address challenges which are encountered while developing single-page applications.

3. Angular JS

AngularJS is an amazing way to kickstart an application. With the rise in popularity more and more features are coming in the core and therefore team at Angular decided to rewrite the original framework, therefore, introducing Angular 2. Angular holds innovative features like two-way data bindings and dependency injection. AngularJS is a toolset for building the framework which is most suited to your application development. It is an extensible framework which works well with other libraries. For unique development workflow, every feature can be modified or superseded. Angular allows seeing data changed in JavaScript which gets reflected automatically in the UI. This makes things lot easier as no more coding was required except that of the proper controller to be the part of HTML. Another benefit which Angular brings to programmers is directives.


In the world of front-end frameworks, there are typically two prominent choices which developers usually make, either Angular or ember, but Vue.js which is an MVVM frontend JavaScript framework is becoming a popular choice among programmers and is quickly gaining more attention since its version 2 release. It is a simple library for building web interfaces. The core library of Vue is focused on the view layer only which is very easy to pick up and can be easily integrated with other libraries and existing projects. When used with modern tooling and supporting libraries Vue is perfectly capable of powering sophisticated single-page applications. Vue.js is tricky to learn but once you will understand how it works the syntax seems simple to learn.

5. Backbone.JS

Backbone.js which is born in 2010 is a lightweight MVC framework. It grew popular as a lean alternative to clumsy, hefty and full-featured MVC frameworks such as ExtJS. It gives structure to web applications by providing models with custom events, key-value binding, accumulations with an affluent API with innumerable function. Many accommodations adopted it which includes Pinterest, Flixster, Airbnb and much more. Backbone is an endeavor to discover the minimal set of data-structuring and utilize interface primitives which are generally utilized while building web applications with JavaScript.

6. Meteor

Meteor which is not just a JavaScript library such as jQuery or AngularJS , but it is a full-stack solution which comprises of frontend libraries, a command-line tool, and a Node.js-based server. Meteor eases building of web applications quickly and therefore takes care of all the processes such as file linking, minifying and concatenating of files. You can easily integrate any platform with Meteor framework with amazing results. This open source project help developers in building JavaScript powered applications like real-time chat applications or custom dashboards or social communities. There is a great social news framework called Telescope which is built on top of Meteor. This allows you to create a social news and social voting website which is running on Meteor and React. Meteor comprises of lots of features and therefore requires a lot of proficiency in learning the same. Skilled JavaScript developers can build anything with this platform.

7. Ember

Ember.js was developed by SproutIt and later by Apple. Based on model-view-controller (MVC) software architectural pattern Ember.js is an open-source client-side JavaScript web application framework. The library size and support network are the greatest strength of EmberJS. If you are interested in working on multipage, navigational, long-term project, EmberJS is the right choice for you. It is a framework for those who just have to focus on conventions rather than configurations. EmberJS holds very robust routing framework. Some eminent users of Ember include Yahoo, Groupon, and ZenDesk.

Arrivals In 2017

All the frameworks and libraries in the post above hold something unique to offer the JavaScript community. The community is among the best choice makers and one of the supreme factors to be considered for choosing a framework. If you are a novice to these JavaScript frameworks, it is always recommended to choose experienced and proficient technology partners who can guide you according to your specific needs. In any ways you can choose AngularJS as it is pretty cool, profit is high and supports outstandingly. Let’s give a warm welcome to all JavaScript Frameworks in 2017 and then choose the apt one wisely. :-)

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References: improgrammer.net, webdesignerdepot.com, dunebook.com

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Rachit Agarwal

Rachit Agarwal

Director and Co-Founder at Algoworks Technologies
Rachit is leading the mobility business development function, mobility strategy and consulting practice at Algoworks. He is an expert of all mobile technologies and has experience in managing teams involved in the development of custom iPhone/iPad/Android apps.
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