1. Vue.js is constantly evolving
Vue.js is in a state of constant upgrades and improvements, and the developers who use it often enjoy the ever-improving experience. However, this constant growth does not mean that from the very beginning Vue was a raw piece of software. In fact, Vue.js was created in order to fix the imperfections of its predecessors. Let me explain.
Frameworks are the tools that are tasked to facilitate the coding process and eliminate the repetitiveness in the code. They contain a lot of instruments that make the lives of developers earlier, and sometimes they can also contain sort of building blocks for the future application. But there is also a problem associated with those frameworks that have a rich set of tools. They become heavy, which may slow down and complicate the process of development or negatively affect the speed of the app itself. On the other hand, a framework may not slow down the two things above, but at the same time, it may lack the instruments required for your app.
This situation forces you to choose the lesser of two evils. This problem also worried Evan You, Google’s employee, who worked with Angular. Evan You left Google and created his own framework, Vue.js. The thing is that his framework combined the strengths of AngularJS and React. At the same time, Evan You fixed some of the imperfections of both and excluded all the redundancies. As a result, he created a lightweight framework that combines the strengths of Angular and React, and which is easy to learn and use.
2. Low entering threshold
What makes Vue.js even easier to learn is its adaptability. There are different ways to write the code, and sometimes frameworks dictate a developer how to do it. Frameworks can impose certain rules on how the code should look like. That is not the issue with Vue.js, which instead provides a developer with full freedom of coding. Moreover, it is a progressive framework, and it adapts to the way its user writes the code. There is an extra markup that is progressively added to HTML during the process of code writing. In such a way, when you use Vue after experience with another framework, it does not tell you how to code, but instead it adapts to understand you. That is what technologies are supposed to do — they have to serve people, not the other way around.
3. Friendly Vue.js community
Whenever you choose to learn and use a programming language or a framework, you also join its community. Sometimes it may not feel too important, but in the case of Vue, it is. The thing is that Vue.js is a community-driven framework because it is not backed by a big company like, for instance, React is supported by Facebook, and Angular by Google. It may seem like a big disadvantage when an issue of financing is concerned, but it also provides its developers with full freedom, which Evan You used to provide Vue users with the best possible developer experience.
As a consequence of this situation, most Vue members feel a sort of loyalty and personal responsibility. Some community members are the sponsors, others share the knowledge and manifest their support of this framework in the form of helping other community members.
4. Tread in steps of the best
When you are in a situation where you have to make a choice, you can always look at the examples or experiences of other people. It would be even better if those examples are successful because in this case, you will see that the choice is right. Therefore, it is important to know which companies use Vue.js:
- (A lot of their European and other regional websites are built with Vue.js);
- Louis Vuitton. (They used a combination of Vue and Nuxt for their website);
- (They created an app to configure a car and customize, and this service was developed on Vue);
- Adobe (Adobe Portfolio is an example of the UX capabilities of Vue as well as its power to create a perfect UX);
- Google (Google Careers was built with Vue);
- Netflix (They used Vue for their internal apps).
Besides the companies mentioned above, there are a lot of other ones that used Vue for their purposes. The list includes Apple, Grammarly, IBM, Ubisoft, Facebook, Xiaomi, GitLab, Behance, 9gag, UpWork, Alibaba, WizzAir, and lots of others.
5. Vue 3
Vue 3 is the newest version of this framework. Evan You made a summary of changes, and according to his words, this version works faster, it is lighter, easier to maintain, and to target native. Among all the novelties, the significant change presented in Vue 3 is Composition API that was inspired by React Hooks. Using Composition API may change the way you code on Vue. It is because it allows a developer to preserve logic in composition functions, which can be later used in the other components. Such an update makes coding on Vue.js even easier, quicker, and more productive.
You may have heard a lot about frameworks, and in that case, the questions and doubts are inevitable. However, Vue.js is a progressive framework that combines the strengths of Angular and React as well as remains lightweight by omitting the redundancies. Together with that, it is constantly growing (and the current version, Vue 3 is a top-notch technology), is easy to learn, has a helpful community, and that is why it is used by the top companies. That is why this framework suits most of the developers and certainly deserves a chance to be tried out.