The 3 most popular frameworks are Angular, React and Vue. While the first 2 are by far the most commonly used frameworks, Vue is relatively new but extremely promising. Identifying the best framework amongst the three is a difficult topic of debate nevertheless an important one. There is also no clear answer at this discussion as all three libraries have their own pros and cons. Based on your project objectives you can choose the ideal framework after a granular analysis of each one’s capabilities.
AngularJS is one of the oldest frameworks, released by Google in 2010. Its type script based approach makes it an extremely popular choice for front end developers. A completely improvised version of this called Angular 2 was launched in 2016 whereas the latest one Angular 9 was recently released in February 2020.
If you are fond of TypeScript and prefer object oriented programming then this is certainly the ideal choice for you. Moreover this was the one of the first frameworks to replace server side front end technologies like Laravel and Django, so it is based on the MVC (Model-View-Controller) Architecture. It is also the preferred choice of developers at large organizations like Google, Forbes, Whatsapp, Instagram and Microsoft Etc. The Angular team at Google is quite active and regularly comes out with version updates and releases.
React was developed by Facebook for all its products (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp). Later in 2013 it was released as an open source framework and is still being maintained by the internet giant. Since then, it has received widespread acceptance and has proven to be the most versatile JS library capable of building SPA’s of all sizes, scales and capabilities.
It can not only be used for contemporary web development but its React Native framework can also be used to build amazing native-rendered apps for iOS and Android. It is easier to learn in comparison to Angular. Its revolutionary Virtual DOM model (Document Object Model) optimizes memory usage and delivers great performance.
It is used to develop advanced SPA and helps support Native Apps. It is used by frontline organizations like Alibaba, Baidu, GitLab, and many others. Vue is the best option for beginners as it has the easiest learning curve.
Vue can be used if you require the separation of concerns in your applications. It is ideal if you are a big fan of clean code. In summary, It is the cleanest of these three frameworks and aims to make web development simple.
To conclude on the above there is no absolute choice, it all depends on your requirements. Since each framework has its plus and minus points, one can decide based on the requirements of the project you are working on.
If you love object oriented programming and prefer TypeScript, choose Angular.
Whereas if you want an easier learning curve and love clean code, just go with Vue.js.