Vue vs React: Battle of the Javascript Frameworks

  • I’ve created two nearly identical sample applications, one in Vue and one in React, if you’d like to give either framework a shot in the context of the samples in this article.
  • The biggest difference is that React popularized a Virtual DOM (we’ll get into this later) and created a new syntax called JSX that allows developers to write HTML in JavaScript.
  • Unlike earlier JavaScript frameworks that had ‘batteries included,’ both React and Vue are fairly barebones with functionality like routing and state management handled by separate frameworks.
  • Both React and Vue are focused solely on the UI layer, and leave functionality such as routing and state handling to companion frameworks.
  • In Vue there’s no need to call a state management function like , as the data parameter on the Vue object acts as the holder for application data.

React vs Vue.js. Are you in the market for a shiny new JavaScript UI framework? Find out the main similarities & differences between these two popular ones.

As we’ve mentioned before here, the WordPress core team is debating which JavaScript framework to add to the existing set of frameworks. React and Vue.js appear to be front-runners, with many members of the community discussing the pros and cons of these two frameworks.

So which framework rocks and which framework is the new prototype.js.? Let’s find out.

I’ve created two nearly identical sample applications, one in Vue and one in React, if you’d like to give either framework a shot in the context of the samples in this article.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple years, you’ve likely heard of the JavaScript UI framework developed at Facebook called React. It powers most of the Facebook website as well as Instagram. React was a bit of change in the JavaScript world when it came out as it’s quite different from other at-the-time frameworks like jQuery, Backbone.js and Angular 1. The biggest difference is that React popularized a Virtual DOM (we’ll get into this later) and created a new syntax called JSX that allows developers to write HTML in JavaScript. WAT?

Vue.js is a similar JavaScript framework that aims to tackle the same problems as React but in a different way. Vue uses a template system instead of JSX, arguably making it easier to integrate into existing apps. Because the templates use regular HTML Vue can be integrated into existing code quite easily, without the need for a…

Vue vs React: Battle of the Javascript Frameworks