Anyone in software development could tell you how difficult it is to choose a first language, framework, or toolbox. Front-end-focused frameworks are the foundational blocks of any software solution.
CodeKit automatically compiles the languages you use with it. It also automatically refreshes and syncs browsers during the development process, making it easier for you to see real-time changes across multiple devices without third-party plugins.
- Works on all devices and requires no setup
- Enables Babel for advanced JS, Libsass for Sass compiling, and Autoprefixer for vendor prefixes
Undoubtedly one of the most popular front-end tools, Facebook-developed Reactjs is an open-source library often used for developing UIs. With React, you can create single-page applications and even mobile apps. Though it’s more of a library than a true framework, React doesn’t support many features from other front-end frameworks, which is why it’s more appropriate to use for single-page apps.
- Virtual DOM supports fast document manipulation
- Supports mobile web apps
- Intuitive tools
- Works well with other libraries
- Reusable components
As a front-end web framework, Angular offers strong support for client-side dynamic web pages; in fact, i’s the framework Google uses to power many of its dynamic pages. As you would learn in an Agile coaching workshop, Angular’s strength lies in its MVC architecture, which, like React, best supports single-page applications. It also supports the two-way data binding that a real-time app depends on.
- App development is relatively quick
- Supports MVC architecture
- Fast-growing community
- Good framework for single-page applications
- Enhanced design architecture
- Two-way data binding
- Allows fast development
- Small overall size
- Supports integration with other applications
- Small learning curve
- Easy to maintain
Ember is another platform based on MVMM architecture boasting an enormous community that continues to grow as fast as the framework’s features do; it regularly receives new updates and is built around developer productivity. Like Angular, Ember possesses two-way data binding for real-time app support and several components and features that work right out of the box. You’ll find this framework supporting parts of Netflix, Microsoft, and Google.
- Better development environment
- Well-maintained documentation
- Support code debugger
- High-performance framework
- Best for large-scale projects
- Ideal for smaller projects
- Small learning curve
- Easy to implement
- Smaller infrastructure is more compatible with many frameworks
- Speeds up the development workflow with automation
- Multiple file sizes allow fast browser loading
- More and more front-end web development tools continue to be released, ensuring that there is always something that will satisfy your needs.