Summary: Do you find yourself in the process of deciding between Angular and Vue for your next web development project? This article will help you identify the key differences between the two popular frontend frameworks bringing you one step closer to sprint 0.
Angular vs. Vue
The amount of frontend frameworks available to developers has surged over the last decade. The cause?
Single page applications: Web apps that interact with the user by rewriting the current web page with new data from the web server, instead of the default method of the browser loading entire new pages - wikipedia.
Angular, The Clear Choice for SPAs
Vue is Gaining Momentum Throughout the Development Community
Angular has been at the popular table for some time now and Vue really didn’t start gaining popularity until 2016. Some people prefer to judge a framework's popularity by the number of downloads, but others are more interested in sheer enthusiasm throughout the development community. So, who stacks up?
It’s no secret that Angular competes for market share with Facebook’s frontend framework React. Both frameworks consistently have more downloads than Vue. And although Angular has gained tremendous popularity over the years due to constant updates and releases, it also suffered a huge loss when AngularJS updated to Angular. The differences between the two were vast and the migration was tedious and cumbersome, which caused many developers to abandon the framework and never look back. However, there is still an advantage to Angular when it comes to problem-solving. There is rarely any issue that you’ll run into with the framework that isn’t easily overcome by a simple Google search.
The open source community drives Vue, which increases its popularity amongst developers. Enthusiasm is at an all time high and a popular topic across many chats, Github repositories, and popular developer discussion forums. In addition, Vue boasts an impressive 3X as many stars on Github when compared to Angular. This may lead to a surge in Vue developers in the next few years.
Comparing Size and Learning Curve
The size and the learning curve that each needs are two of the most notable differences between the frameworks.
Angular uses advanced change detection mechanisms and ahead-of-time compilations to reduce the number of times the document object model manipulates and pre-compiles HTML/app components. This is before the browser even downloads and uses them. The framework is privileged to have these advanced mechanisms ready for optimizing the performance lag.
Vue, with the help of the virtual DOM mechanism, has sorted a default performance-optimized configuration. This way, the runtime and initial load time are reduced drastically, boosting the app performance substantially. The virtual DOM provides more efficient ways to update the view. Each time the application data changes, it renders the virtual DOM rather than rendering the user interface in the actual document object model, which is faster and more performant.
Vue & Angular: Both Great, Just Different
To sum it up, it really comes down to the size of the project you're anticipating and your ability to find the right team to develop the application. Both Vue and Angular are excellent choices for frontend development with their own strengths and weaknesses. If you’re an enterprise organization, I’d recommend Angular. Small and scrappy start-up with a love for open-source software? Vue’s probably more your vibe.
Podcasts have dramatically increased in output and popularity in recent years. They have gone from providing an interesting educational background track for your commute, workout, or house chores to addressing niche topics in an engaging and accessible manner. Luckily, the influx of new podcasts means that there’s something for everyone. There are a number of great Software Development podcasts for professional developers, students, and laypeople alike. In this post, we will provide an overview of some top picks.
With over 13 million downloads, Developer Tea is another smash-hit podcast. Run by Jonathan Cutrell, co-founder of Spec and developer at Clearbit, it is designed to fit into the duration of a tea break. According to its website, it “exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work”. In short, this podcast is great for those with a busy schedule seeking relevant insight beyond just technical issues.
Another highly-rated podcast is Coding Blocks. Professional programmers Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, and Joe Zack host the show. This podcast is unique in that it provides a number of alternative resources for listeners. For instance, they include videos, informative articles, episode summaries, a newsletter, and links to tips and tricks referenced in the podcast. As a result, these alternative tools can be great for developers-in-training or visual learners. Also, the amount of dedication and passion put into this podcast is obvious and refreshing.
Software Engineering Daily
Run by software engineer Jeff Meyerson, this daily podcast is especially focused on addressing new trends and cutting-edge technologies. Meyerson has also interviewed a diverse group of relevant business leaders, such as Facebook Execs and Cryptocurrency investors. Overall, this podcast is a must listen for anyone seeking to keep up with the front-lines of technology and software development.
Founded in 2011, Cloudcast is one of the oldest and most reputable software engineering podcasts. According to their website, “Co-hosts Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely have interviewed technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of computing. Topics will include Cloud Computing, Open Source, AWS, Azure, GCP, Serverless, DevOps, Big Data, ML, AI, Security, Kubernetes, AppDev, SaaS, PaaS, CaaS, IoT.” Cloudcast has continually remained at the front lines of technology podcasts. Intimidated? Fortunately, you can look through years of content on their website’s comprehensive archive. Podcast statistics suggest that nearly one third of the U.S. population listens to a podcast once a month and just under a quarter listen weekly. So, with over 850K active podcasts currently available and new ones entering the market all the time, we'll be adding new recommendations to this list in the months ahead. We are an information technology company with years of experience. We have helped hundreds of clients leverage technology to become more efficient and increase profits. Interested in learning more? Let’s connect. Send us an email or give us a call at 502-212-0978 and we can get the conversation started.
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