“The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is very easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. On the other hand, Vue is also perfectly capable of powering sophisticated Single-Page Applications when used in combination with modern tooling and supporting libraries.” – VueJS Introduction Docs
Why we like it
Our engineers at Digital Foundry have identified a number of advantages to utilizing the Vue.js framework.
- First, it is a lightweight and high-performance tool. Vue.js was created with a minimal core, but can become progressively more powerful as project complexity increases.
- Next, it is approachable and maintainable. While other frameworks can have a steep learning curve, Vue.js is designed to allow users with a fundamental understanding of HTML, JS and CSS to pick it up quickly.
- Finally, Vue.js is a progressively adaptable, modular framework.
A major advantage, which was pointed out by GitLab, is the ability to solve complex problems with less code. There is only one global object state, so you can simply pass around different issues and the whole DOM updates without having to worry about anything. Vue also has comprehensive documentation and an active community of users who are passionate about the framework. The community support is not as large as Angular or React, but given the growth on the GitHub community, it may not be long before they are on par with each other.
With that said…
A few drawbacks that we have observed are that Vue.js is built only as a view library, it doesn’t have the service layer of Angular, and it relies on third-party library support.
Despite these drawbacks, Vue.js is a great lightweight tool that is not as opinionated or complex as other frameworks.
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