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4 JavaScript Frameworks You Should Consider For Your Next Web App

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One significant reason for the success of JavaScript in recent times has been its versatility. It is possible to use JavaScript for front-end client-side development and backend server-side development mainly because of Node.js. It will be possible to choose from several server-side JavaScript frameworks, and the most well-known choice happens to be Express.js.

However, before making a choice, it is essential to consider several fundamental aspects such as scalability, performance, and the flexibility of your web application.
In the following paragraphs, we have mentioned the 4 JavaScript frameworks and their pros and cons.

  1. Express.js

Express.js is an open-source web framework intended for Node.js and is utilized for creating web applications and APIs. This framework was created originally by TJ Holowaychuk in the year 2010 before IBM acquired it in 2015. At present, Node.js Foundation is responsible for maintaining it. The primary benefit of making use of Express.js is first server-side coding. Complicated tasks that might’ve taken several hours for coding using Node.js can be accomplished within only a few minutes, mainly because of Express. Besides this, a powerful routing mechanism is provided by Express for taking care of extremely dynamic URLs, unlike the basic one provided by Node.js.

  1. Next.js

Based on React, Next.js happens to be an end-to-end server-side framework. It was the Dutch company Vercel which created it in the year 2017. Even though Gatsby and Next are both based on React, these two are not the same. While Next happens to be an SSR- Server-side renderer, Gatsby is a static site generator. However, it is important to bear in mind that Next also offers static generators. The most significant benefits of using Next happen to be hot code reloading, automated code-splitting, automated routing, and inbuilt SEO handling.

  1. Gatsby.js

Sam Bhagwat and Kyle Mathews founded Gatsby.js in the year 2015. Gatsby happens to be a contemporary and flexible static site generator based on GraphQl and React and is employed to create SEO-friendly and high-performance websites. The users are allowed by this framework to pull information from any available data source. However, server-side rendering is not performed by Gatsby. Instead, HTML content is generated by it during build time on the client-side. Consequently, fast performance is delivered by Gatsby.js, along with fantastic SEO performance and flawless security. Gatsby provides one more notable benefit, which happens to be the plug-ins that help add modifications and key functionalities out there.

  1. Nuxt.js

This one happens to be an open-source framework that is employed for creating performant web apps. One can consider it to be an enhancer for Vue. However, Nuxt.js will not be able to function on its own, and therefore, it will not be able to replace Vue. Moreover, one cannot consider it to be a comprehensive backend framework. Nuxt.js is a combination of official Vue components and libraries — Vue, Vuex, Vue Router, Vue server renderer, and Vue meta, and it packs the expertise of PostCSS plus webpack babel as well.

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