Vue vs. React JavaScript Framework To Choose For Application Development Project

React JS

Features React JS

  • It is utilized as a component structure which is used in the case of large projects having distinct modular structures.
  • JSX is preferred in React JS
  • It executes a 1-way data flow using the Flux pattern to enable unidirectional data flow

Vue JS


  • Makes use of Virtual DOM to store virtual copies of user interface inside the memory and sync with the real via related libraries.
  • It comprises built-in plugins utilized for animating various HTML elements.
  • It provides HTML-related templates to create views
  • It utilizes Watchers to manage changes in data.

React.js — Pros

  • React.js is easy to learn as far as the code is concerned. A developer having expertise in HTML can easily learn React.js.
  • It is highly responsive and flexible.
  • It is free to use and introduces constant updates and improvements daily.
  • Virtual DOM enables the arrangement of documents in HTML, XML, and XHTML format in a hierarchy wherein it is supported by web browsers while parsing multiple web app elements.
  • The switch between versions is pretty easy with React.js

React.js — Cons

  • Not enough documentation available for React.js
  • The learning curve is time-consuming for the developers

Vue.js — Pros

  • Vue has the same features as Angular which allows optimization of HTML blocks using various components.
  • Comes with thorough Documentation- The documentation is easy to understand and helps developers know Vue in detail
  • App Size is small- The app developed using Vue.js is as small as 18–21kb in size which makes it the ideal choice for both large and small app projects.
  • Adaptable — Vue offers faster migration of distinct frameworks to Vue as it is quite similar to Angular and React from a design and architecture point of view.
  • Excellent Integration -Vue allows developers to build apps from scratch and implement Vue.js components into current apps.
  • Re-usable templates can be built easily with Vue in less time

Vue.js — Cons

  • Not enough Resources — Vue.js is tiny in terms of market share as compared to React. It means knowledge sharing is not extensive.
  • When it comes to big projects, this framework has integration issues for which there is no solution as of now.
  • Documentation is not easy to understand as Vue documentation is in the Mandarin language which the developers find quite difficult to understand.

Why Choose React & Vue?

Similarities Between React and Vue

  • Reactive & Component Structure
  • Virtual DOM
  • JavaScript usage
  • Flawless version migration
  • Support of TypeScript
  • Supports PWA web development
  • Backward compatibility
  • Huge active communities
  • Plenty of tools and libraries
  • Speed, performance, and Flexibility

Differences Between React and Vue

  • Vue is a framework and React is a library
  • React utilizes JSX for rendering content whereas Vue uses JSX as well as HTML templates
  • When it comes to 3rd party and pre-built tools, React has a competitive model, component state management, and DOM manipulation. Vue has a balanced set of pre-built and 3rd party tools that caters to the needs of newbies as well as expert developers.

Use Cases of React.js

  • You need to build a complex app
  • You want to develop web and mobile app
  • You need strong community support

Use Cases of Vue.js

  • When you want to build a web app with templates
  • When you want to create a simple category mobile app
  • When you want to launch the app faster

React or Vue — Which One To Choose To Build An App?




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