Web frameworks are a revolution creation in terms of web development. Without them, web services can’t be imagined good enough. They are the programming languages or technologies which have been designed to support the development of web applications.
The frameworks have a long history behind them. Starting from HTML, we reached to advanced technologies like ASP.NET, OpenACS, Catalyst, Laravel and so on. Now, we can easily take the help of these programming languages to design our websites, in a much advanced technical way.
I have created this article in order to let you know the major differences about the ace web development frameworks of 2017. However, all of the frameworks are unique, and useful in their own ways. But I will be explaining about some specifically used, popular ones from them.
As we all know, that the web development frameworks are categorized into two distinctive parts, namely –
- ‘Front-End’ Frameworks
- ‘Back-End’ Frameworks
Front End frameworks are overall related to the website design. What you are watching in the website, is the result of the Front-End framework. Here is the best framework that gives illuminating Front-End results –
You can call Bootstrap the undisputed leader of Front-End frameworks of 2017. It’s because of its easy and fast processing to develop a website. I can bet you’re going to save lots of time using Bootstrap for your front-end framework task.
Features of Bootstrap –
1. Responsive –
2. Customizable –
Bootstrap can be easily customized as the project’s design, this is a really nice feature of this framework. Select the appropriate aspects you want to change, and use it in your project accordingly.
3. Consistency –
- This open-source toolkit is very consistent in terms of quality web development. It boosts the consistency across interior tools.
The different styles and verbose lead to lots of HTML outputs, which are generally not needed. Also, if you don’t do heavy customization, all your sites will look same.\
Angular JS –
Features of Angular JS –
1. Powerful –
It’s really a good tool to create Rich Internet Application (RIA). It provides options to write a client side application in a clear Model View Controller (MVC) way.
2. Automatic –
3. Filters –
Filters select the subsets of codings from an array and returns a new array. The Routing concept is also great.
It has no backward compatibility with Angular 1.x, and indexing text isn’t in HTML, hence angular might not look SEO friendly.
React JS –
Features of React JS –
1. Adaptability –
The framework gets adopted with great ease and convenience. It is quite easy to understand and use.
2. Open source –
React JS is an open source and absolutely free to use framework. You are having lots of chances to develop the codes and make a brand new website using it.
3. Functions –
React JS offers asynchronous functions and generators, these are the USP of this elegant framework.
A major drawback is that you can’t create a full-featured server side application using React JS.
Here completes the section of the best frameworks from Front-end, now let’s take you to Back-End frameworks section.
Though Front End frameworks are the most beautifully crafted webpage, the Back End frameworks are the enablers of the front end experience. All the calculations and performance are done by the Back-End frameworks.
Here are the best Back-End frameworks of 2017 –
Laravel is an ace and popular Back-End framework for PHP web development. It has a large web development community on Github. It is one of the most well documented frameworks. The contracts and route features of this amazing Back-End frameworks will make you use it for long.
Features of Laravel –
1. Fast Processing –
Laravel provides fast development cycles, thereby making it easier for you to perform coding work.
2. Highly Accessible –
It provides many different ways to access data and pose features like packaging system and dependency manager.
3. Authentication –
It contains the ‘ready to use’ inbuilt authentication, which is the most important part of any web application.
It’s quite slow, also it may seem complicated for fresh developers as they can face problems while executing codes and classes.
Ruby on Rails –
Ruby on Rails is a server-side web application framework. Basically a Model-View-Controller framework, this framework provides default structures from a database. You can also develop custom friendly URLs using this framework.
Features of Ruby on Rails –
1. Access Library –
The framework features a database access library, which performs the tasks of data handling.
2. Convention Over Configuration –
Ruby on Rails works with simple programming conventions, that can also be used to specify the configuration parameters.
3. Components –
They can be used to store reusable code and template modularization.
One of the major drawbacks is that the runtime speed of Ruby on Rail is ‘slow’ as compared to NodeJS or GoLang.
Spring MVC –
If you are a Java programmer, then you should use the Spring MVC framework. It provides Model View Controller architecture and ready to use components that can be used to developed flexible and loosely coupled web applications. This is an open source application, which provides great features, like –
Configuration ease –
It can be configured in three ways, XML, @nnotation and Java. This makes it really easy to use as per the user’s requirement.
2. Clear working –
The roles are clearly separated, From controller to model objects, everything is in a well organised way.
The framework also features flexible working capabilities, flexible model transfer makes the work easier.
You may find difficulty in getting knowledge of springs, also you’ll have to add the JAR files of the WAR files respectively.
Here was my article telling about the various popular Frameworks in both the Front-end and Back-end categories. Frameworks from both the categories are equally important for the creation of any website.
Basically, the terms front-end and back-end refer to ‘Concern Separation’ between the presentation layer and data access layer. Where the ‘presentation layer’ is the front end, and the ‘Data access layer’ is the Back end.
You’ll get the benefits of fast coding, adaptability, efficiency, and convenience by using any/all of these technologies for web development. So, the web developers are suggested to use these top trending frameworks for their web program development. Good luck!
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