Angular JS is a Model View Controller (MVC) framework, that works on the idea of compiling templates to make HTML dynamic; which in turn provides flexibility of separating presentation logic from business logic and presentation state. Angular JS is a toolset for building framework best suited to your application. Angular JS is widely used for Single Page applications.
Mobile and Web Based application made easy with the list of features offered in Angular 2. Angular2’s ng2 features component based architecture, improved dependency injection, efficient logging service, inter-component communications and more whereas Angular 4 was released with features that aim at making application smaller and faster.
- It is fully extensible and works well with other libraries.
- Every feature can be modified or replaced to suit your unique development workflow and feature needs.
- Code production is comparatively fast.
- Every piece of application was easily testable.
- Two way binding. It means changes in the backend are immediately reflected on the UI.
- Angular JS improves server performance. It means that the server performs extremely well thanks to reduced traffic and because it only serves static fields and responds to the API calls.
- Angular JS is highly testable. By allowing unit testing and end-to- end testing, it makes testing and debugging much simpler than you can imagine.
- Possible time consumption
- Difficult learning
2. React JS
React is based on the principle of DOM manipulation, where Virtual DOM creation helps to build complex applications. React is declarative, thus making it a perfect choice for high performance and complex web applications.
- Virtual DOM which improves apps performance.
- Can be used on client and server side.
- Can be used with other frameworks.
- Readable component and data patterns.
- As React uses only View layer of the app, you need to think of other technology to get a complete tooling set for development.
- Sometimes feels awkward to developers as it uses inline templates and JSX.
3. Meteor JS
- Very simple and easy to understand
- Meteor apps are real time by default.
- Official and community packages are huge time saver.
- Not suitable for large and complex applications.
4. Backbone JS
Backbone is Modal-View-Presenter (MVP) model. It provides models with key-value binding and custom events for handling data changes, Views have declarative handling while the router handles URL and state management. This framework is best suited majorly for SPA applications. Backbone is developed by Jeremy Askenas who is also well known for his CoffeeScript and Underscore.js.
- Event driven communication between views and model.
- Syncing with back-end: When a model changes, it automatically updates the HTML of your application.
- Maintainability by following conventions.
- Allows creating client side web applications or mobile applications in well-structured and an organized format.
- Not suitable for complex applications
5. Node JS
- Asynchronous & event driven
- Very fast
- Single threaded but highly scalable
- No buffering
- Not suitable for CPU intensive applications, large and complicated web applications.
- It is not consistent.
- Does not support relational database
- It is essential to use a callback end up every time with a bulk of nested callbacks.
Each above mentioned framework has its own set of distinct features, pros and cons. Decision on which framework will be best suited for your application needs a thorough analysis of application needs versus strengths of each framework under consideration. All the frameworks have a lot in common:
- They are open-sourced, released under the permissive license,
- Create SPAs with MVC design pattern.
- They all have views, events, data modules, and routing.