Pros and Cons of the Vue.js Framework

You have plenty of web and mobile app development frameworks such as React, Angular, jQuery, and many others, Vue.js is one of the most shining frameworks which is all set to give tough competition to all frameworks in the fray.

Vue.js is mainly used for building UIs (User Interface) and SPAs (Single Page Applications). It’s an open-source JavaScript framework and equally popular among top web development frameworks such as jQuery, Angular, and React. Vue.js is the best suitable for ‘single-page apps, async components, server-side rendering, and much more. At the same time, there are various tools such as Vuex, Webpack, Vue CLI, and Nuxt.

According to the official video of Vue, it suggests that the framework is approachable, versatile, performance, which helps developers to create maintainable and testable applications.

However, as everything good mentioned about Vue is not the case in reality. You have some growing challenges ahead. You have many good reasons to develop projects or web applications on Vue.js frameworks while you have some disadvantages as well, which you need to know before you use the application.

So, What We are Headed to…

In this article, we’ll focus on the pros and cons of Vue.js which every investors, vendor, and developers need to know before opting the framework.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Vue.js

Pros

Approachable

Vue is quite natural for the even fresher developer, having basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript can start a project on Vue platform. Furthermore, you can create a project just in a minute instead of spending days that too for free.

Versatile

Vue.js is an incrementally adoptable ecosystem, helping developers with versatile or adaptable nature. Versatility enables Vue to scale between a library and a full-featured framework that make things easy for developers to create a fantastic application.

Performant

Vue makes development absolutely easy as the production-ready project weighs 20KB after min+gzip. That results in faster runtime and also stimulates development and allows developers to separate template-to-virtual DOM from the compiler. More than that, when you have a minimum project size, you don’t need to put an extra effort over-optimization.

Size

One of the most important advantages of using Vue.js is its size as you can get production-ready build project weighs just 20KB after min+gzip. Size is unbeatable with all other frameworks such as Angular, ReactJS, and jQuery.

Ease of integration

Being an approachable, versatile, and performant nature, Vue helps developers create fantastic applications which are maintainable and testable. It can be used for creating both SPA (single page application) and highly complex web applications as developers get the freedom to integrate smaller parts to the existing infrastructure without affecting the entire system.

Scalability and Versatility

Unlike other frameworks, Vue.js can be used as a library and a fully-fledged framework. Why people love to go with Vue.js is its scalability. It can be modified, changed, and scale through your requirement. At the same time, if you want to make any integration or want to develop a web application, it can consume the REST API, whether it is on WordPress or WooCommerce development.

Easy Development

When you develop an application, the error is common to occur. However, what matters the most is how easily you trace the error and fix them. Vue.js does precisely the same for you. Vue has a simple structure which helps developers create small to large-scale templates and catch or trace the blocks having errors. You can also save a lot of time while developing the templates.

Easy to Learn

If you are new in the development field and want to work on the Vue framework, then you have got hurdle free frameworks. Most of the developers choose Vue.js over other JavaScript framework such as jQuery. You get excellent documentation, though if you are an English speaker, you are supposed to face a little problem as it has a non-English speaking community. However, you will find the community very supportive if any issue occurs.

Reactivity

Data binding between JavaScript and HTML has been tough affair -thanks to a reactive feature provided by Vue.js which enables two-way data binding. So, when any changes in data occur, DOM also changes accordingly. The framework works excellent when you develop SPAs (Single Page Applications) and real-time applications.

Components

Code reusability is one of the best parts of Vue.js as you get multiple components and views which can easily be integrated into existing infrastructure or an app. That means the Components and Views which smaller yet interactive parts can be utilized that two without affecting the system. So, you have options to add as many as required components to the templates you already have. Share states between components with the support of Vuex and create the best SPA with Vue-router and Views amazing.

Cons

Less Plugins/Components

Common plugins are useful as they work with various other tools to make development easy. Vue.js does not have most of the common plugins, and that is the drawbacks of Vue.js.

Vue.js Evolving Fast

What is working in Vue today may be outdated tomorrow. This is the most significant drawbacks of Vue as developers find it is rather complicated, and they have to learn the framework quite frequently.

Issues with iOS & Safari

If you are using Vue.js app on older version iOS and Safari, then you are supposed to get some problems, though they are fixable.

Small Community

Vue was initially launched in 2014, and therefore it is still new and evolving very fast. As a result, it is not so popular compared to other frameworks such as React and Angular. Besides, as a Chinese company has created the framework, most of the code has been written in the Chinese language, which creates some issues for English speaking users. Most of the members in the community are non-English speakers that too in small numbers which may not be supportive.

More Flexible than Needed

Flexibility is excellent, but it’s not always good as when you are working on some more significant projects in which developers are involved, then it will create some issues. Over-flexibility causes more errors and irregularity within the code. More errors and irregularity means, projects will get delayed.

Conclusion

Vue.js is very popular when it comes to creating rich User Interface and Single Page Applications. However, there are plenty of other frameworks which are capable of building fast and interactive UI (User Interface) and SPAs (Single Page Applications). However, as the situation arises, you need to choose the frameworks smartly so that you may not get regretted at the end of the projects. Vue is good if it is demanded according to the projects. According to some expert developers, Vue.js is good choice for small scale projects. That means if you have some large projects in hand, you need to reconsider the selection of frameworks.

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