React.js is component-based, declarative and open-source, and has many benefits including outstanding SEO support, one-way data flow, reusable components, easy integration and simple syntax.
Other Angular.js features include DOM sanitization, UI view templates, the fact it’s cross-platform (used for PWAs, native and desktop apps), and the possibility to create accessible applications.
Microsoft, Forbes and, of course, Google, are among the big shots that use it for their websites.
Vue.js uses Virtual DOM, includes HTML-based templates and offers PWA development as well as two-way data binding. Moreover, the framework is versatile, performant, lightweight and open-source.
Companies such as Apple, Adobe and Nintendo are among those that have adopted this frontend framework.
Ember.js was created by Apple’s Yehuda Katz in 2011 and launched in 2012. This end-to-end, opinionated and open-source framework is based on the Model—View—ViewModel (MVVM) architecture and supports two-way data binding. It also focuses on convention over configuration and offers a debugging tool called Ember Inspector.
Other features of Ember.js include a data access library called Ember Data, built-in testing and a comprehensive ecosystem with ease of integration for third-party node modules (called Addons)
Although usage of this framework is not that widespread, as of 2019, there was a large number of developers that were interested in using this framework. Some of the companies that support Ember.js include Netflix, Microsoft and LinkedIn.
Other features include client and server-side rendering, great SEO support and cross-platform mobile development. It also has a growing community of contributors committed to making the framework grow.
In contrast with the rest of the frameworks in this article, Meteor is actually full-stack, so we’ve added it as a bonus to this list. It was developed in 2012 and based on Node.js. Meteor is not merely a framework but an isomorphic development ecosystem (IDevE). Moreover, it is cross-platform and can be used to create mobile and desktop apps, in addition to web development. When it comes to frontend, it includes its very own template engine and also has integrations for React.js, Vue.js, Angular and Svelte.js, among other frontend networks.
Companies that use Meteor include Ikea, Mazda and Dispatch.