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7 advantages of using Vue.JS | The Progressive Framework

What are the advantages of using Vue.JS for your website to build fast performing websites. We talk about 7 benefits of using Vue.JS in this post.

Posted by Vivek on 14 Oct 2018

Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is 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.

1. Small

The success of JavaScript framework depends on its size. The smaller the size is, the more it will be used. One of the greatest advantages of Vue.js is its small size. The size of this framework is 18–21KB and it takes no time for the user to download and use it.

2. Easy to Understand

One of the reasons for the popularity of this framework is that it is quite easy to understand. The user can easily add Vue.js to his web project because of its simple structure. It has well defined architecture for keeping your data, life-cycle methods and custom methods separate. It also has some great features like watchers, computed properties and directives which make process of building a modern web application a breeze. Both the small as well as large scale web applications can be developed through this framework which saves a lot of time.

3. Simple Integration

Vue.js is also popular among the web developers because it facilitates them to integrate with the existing applications. This is because it is based on JavaScript framework and can be integrated into other applications built on JavaScript. You can go ahead and add Vue.js CDN and start using it. Most of the third party vue components and libraries are also available and supported with Vue.js CDN. You don't necessarily need to setup node and npm to start using Vue.js. This means that it is useful for developing new web applications as well as altering the pre-existing applications. You can also use it as a great jQuery Replacement 😉.

4. Flexibility

A great deal of flexibility is another advantage of Vue.js. It allows the user to write his template in HTML file, JavaScript file, and pure JavaScript file using virtual nodes. This flexibility also makes it easy to understand for the developers of React.js, Angular.js, and any other new JavaScript framework. When it comes to using the Vue.js. It's also very easy to add and work with tools like Templating Engines(e.g. pug), CSS Pre-processors(e.g. sass, less, stylus etc.) and Type checking tools like Typescript.

5. Two-Way Communication

Vue.js facilitates two way communications because of its MVVM architecture which makes it quite easy to handle HTML blocks. It seems very close to Angular.js which also speeds up HTML blocks. This feature is also termed as 2-Way Data Binding, what that means is whatever changes you make in your UI is passed to your data and changes done in your data is reflected in your UI. Vue.js is also called Reactive because it reacts to whenever your data in changed. This is very different when compared to Libraries like React.js which only supports one way communication.

6. Great Tooling

Vue.js has great tooling.The new Vue CLI i.e. 3.x is arguably one of the best tool for a Javascript Framework. It allows you to kickstart new Project with things like Routing, State Store, Linting, Unit Testing, CSS Pre-processors, Typescript, PWA etc built in. You can also save your presents to use in other projects in the future. It also allows you to add features down the road. Vue CLI also provides a UI for managing your projects.

Create New App:

vue create app-name

Add a Feature to existing Vue project:
vue add pwa

Access the Vue UI to manage your projects:
vue ui

7. Best of both worlds

As you may have heard, Vue.js is inspired by Two already great web frameworks i.e. React and Angular. It takes best parts of both the frameworks. For example, just like React it is component based and uses Virtual DOM which makes it incredibly fast. And like Angular it has Directives and 2-Way Data Binding. It's not a library(unlike React.js) and not a full fledge framework(unlike Angular). It has really great balance of features that come out of the box and It's incredibly easy to add more along the way like Routing and State Management.

We at Inkoop use this great framework in our projects to build fast and interactive web applications and We hope this article helps you learn more about Vue.js and inspired you to build something with it.

Websites using Vue.JS

  1. Adobe Portfolio
  2. Gitlab
  3. Netflix
  4. Behance
  5. Xiaomi
  6. Grammarly
  7. Codeship

Documentation: vuejs guide

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