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Cullen Kirkpatrick
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If Frontend Frameworks were NFL Teams

Are you ready for some Footba... I mean, frontend frameworks! Football season is right around the corner so what better way to kick it off than by comparing top teams to the most popular frontend frameworks. It should go without saying, but is still worth mentioning that this is all in good fun. I highly encourage everyone to try out all the frameworks and avoid rooting for one as if it was your favorite football team. All these frameworks have unique use cases and different strengths and advantages. Without further ado, here's my take on frontend frameworks if they were NFL teams.

Angular (New England Patriots)

What was once the best dynasty in the world is now trying to find its place. Just like the Patriots consistent Super Bowl runs, Angular came on strong and laid a lot of the ground work we see in applications on the web today. Fast forward to present day, both the Patriots and Angular are fighting through some major changes, but will no doubt still be a powerhouse for years to come. Just like the Pats, Angular has some major haters out there, but ultimately there's no arguing the success that they've had over the past decade. Don't be surprised if Angular pulls off an upset here in the coming years and finds its way back to the top.

React (Kansas City Chiefs)

The reigning champs. Just like the Chiefs, React has steadily made improvements, combining the best features of other frameworks with its own innovations. Kansas City is all about speed, but they still keep it simple. This has proved to be a winning formula since React and KC both had a great year last year. On top of all that, React and KC have great communities around them and will no doubt be around for a while.

Vue (San Francisco 49ers)

Coming out of basically nowhere, the 49ers are now one of the best teams in the league. Vue has also had a parabolic rise over the last few years, and is now one of the most popular frameworks in the world. The community around Vue and the fanbase for the 49ers are growing fast and its hard for even the fans of other teams to root against them.

Svelte (Baltimore Ravens)

The new kids on the block. The Ravens came up strong last year. With a really young team, it wouldn't be surprising to see them do really well this season. Svelte's the newer framework among this crew, but is right up there in quality with the rest of them. Support around the Ravens and Svelte seem to still be growing which is critical for success. With a little more support from the community and a few good enhancements, Svelte (and the Ravens) can definitely make a run this year.

Good luck to everyone! Comment your takes!

As mentioned before, this is all in good fun and is not meant to promote one framework over the others. Just like the NFL teams that were mentioned, all of these frameworks are great and have a great chance of doing well this year. If you haven't had the chance to work with any of these frameworks, I encourage you to check them out! Good luck to everyone's teams this season! If you're like me, your just happy that sports are back!

Comment your takes or what you think I might have missed!

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Daniel Warren

As a Browns fan, what is a framework that has consistently performed poorly for the last decade?

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Mayank K

emberjs

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Cullen Kirkpatrick

I was going to try to find a way to work in a Browns reference, but I didn't want to throw shade at any frameworks haha. I'm a Steelers fan so it was hard for me to speak so highly of the Ravens. Browns slowly improving compared to what they used to be!

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Daniel Warren • Edited on

It's been a long road as a Browns fan. I have a friend who is a Steelers fan and I always think about how nice it must be to be in contention every year, ha. We'll see how Baker does but definitely an improvement from previous years when we had 3-4 QBs starting over the course of the year.

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Frank

As a San Francisco 49ers fan that started with migrating from Angular 1.x to React, I feel that the description associated for Vue actually does great justice to define the early age of React too.

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Cullen Kirkpatrick

Definitely! It was fun thinking back through the histories of these frameworks. Many of them had a rise similar to what we see in sports. I suppose it’s likely that all the best (frameworks and teams) start with a trajectory similar to Vue/49ers.

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