Vue.js is a cutting-edge component-based, lightweight front-end framework used to develop sleek and highly responsive user interfaces as well as Single Page Apps.
Vue.js development services are in great demand among both individual entrepreneurs and big-name companies such as Gitlab and Adobe. Currently, Vue is even ahead of other chart-topping JS frameworks - Angular and React - in its acclaim. But what helps it conquer so many hearts and minds? Here are its most notable selling points.
A website or application built with Vue resembles a children’s building tool set. Its entire code consists of individual units known as components. Each of those, in turn, comprises three parts:
The components are put together to form a single solution. The main benefit of an arrangement like that is that coders at a Vue.js development company can easily take a component and use it in another part of the application. In addition, finding bugs and inconsistencies in separate units is much easier than in monolithic code.
Whenever a new web page is loaded into a browser, the former creates a Document Object Model for that page, which is a tree of Objects, such as Root, Element, Text, and so on. Using the DOM tree, the browser displays the page to a user.
When an object on the page changes, the browser refreshes the tree to reflect the changes in the view. The trouble is that modern web pages may contain so many objects that updating the DOM tree takes a sizable amount of time with a negative effect on user experience.
To address the issue, Vue creates a copy of the original DOM called Virtual DOM. When a page element is modified, Vue only makes changes to that particular element in the Virtual DOM, while the physical DOM tree remains static. The result? A much better performance and faster interaction.
Vue weighs very little in comparison to its principal rivals. Downloading around 20 KB takes seconds, and installing the framework - not much more. That means that the team at a Vue.js development company or an individual coder can be all set up to start building an app almost instantly.
Thanks to its tiny size, Vue is very fast, which Google and other search engines adore.
With two-way data binding in place, developers can keep the entire code (variables, etc.) synchronized across the model and view layers of the application without effort.
Just change a variable in the view, and Vue will respond by changing the model layer appropriately. Change an array value in the model, and the framework will take care of updating the view without the developer having to lift a finger.
That reduces the amount of code to be written and, therefore, the time it takes to build the app. Less time spent on making an app or website means less money to invest into Vue development services.
We have highlighted four advantages of Vue but there are others. If you want to learn more about this popular framework in order to understand if it is what you need for your specific project, we are always happy to advise you. Feel free to get in touch with us in any suitable way.
Ask anyone who provides Vue development services what type of projects this framework is a good fit for, and you will hear the answer, “Any.” However, there are certain cases when Vue is an ideal option hands down. Here are the main scenarios.
1. You want your website or app to be highly interactive and full of animations.
Among its numerous benefits, Vue provides some exciting transitions between views, adding a lot of engagement and dynamicity to websites and apps.
2. You need your website to integrate with many other solutions. A great thing about Vue is how easily it can be used not only to build new single page applications in its own right, but also to be integrated with “old school” websites that include multiple server-rendered pages.
3. You want an MVP to hit the market as soon as possible. Building apps and websites with Vue is much faster than with other JS frameworks like React or Angular. A team or individual programmer who offers Vue.js development services can set up the required environment in no time flat. Developers can also re-use available components in other projects. Those and some other features make Vue a perfect tool for creating minimum viable products to validate business hypotheses quickly.