Vue.js

Technology

Vue.js is an open-source JavaScript framework for building user interfaces and single-page applications.

  • Approachable
  • Versatile
  • Performant

Overview

Vue was created by Evan You after working for Google using AngularJS in a number of projects. He later summed up his thought process: “I figured, what if I could just extract the part that I really liked about Angular and build something really lightweight.” Vue was originally released in February 2014.

Vue is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. On the other hand, Vue is also perfectly capable of powering sophisticated Single-Page Applications when used in combination with modern tooling and supporting libraries.

Benefits Of Creating With Vue.js

Templates

Vue uses a HTML-based template syntax that allows binding the rendered DOM to the underlying Vue instance’s data. All Vue templates are valid HTML that can be parsed by spec-compliant browsers and HTML parsers. Under the hood, Vue compiles the templates into virtual DOM render functions. Combined with the reactivity system, Vue is able to calculate the minimal number of components to re-render and apply the minimal amount of DOM manipulations when the app state changes.

Reactivity

Vue features a reactivity system that uses plain JavaScript objects and optimized re-rendering. Each component keeps track of its reactive dependencies during its render, so the system knows precisely when to re-render, and which components to re-render.

Components

Vue components extend basic HTML elements to encapsulate reusable code. At a high level, components are custom elements to which the Vue’s compiler attaches behavior. In Vue, a component is essentially a Vue instance with pre-defined options. The code snippet below contains an example of a Vue component.

Why Vue.js?

toughlex has a lot of experience working with multiple web technologies. Our aim is always to maximize the value that our client will get from our work. To achieve this, the choice of technology is crucial.

Web application development has traditionally been regarded as a complicated quest to get all the components, user interface and the data behind them working properly together. Many server-side technologies are available to create and maintain web applications. But the infrastructure to handle everything on server side may become expensive. Handling more of the application logic on client side can be an attractive alternative, especially as today’s end user devices have a lot of computing power. Multiple JavaScript frameworks have been created to address these needs.

However with all the different JS frameworks, we have a lot of different technologies to choose from. Which one of these frameworks is the one that will fulfill your needs the best? Which is the fastest and most reliable to develop for, which offers the best maintainability, which integrates or scales the best way? Furthermore, how well is the current state of the framework documented, and how does its future look like? You probably don’t want to find yourself working with a technology that isn’t actively supported anymore.

At toughlex, we recognize these issues, and are always eager to find the most suitable technology for your projects. However, if your project has been developed using obsolete technologies or you are looking for a very lightweight front-end solution, it’s very likely that Vue.js is your best choice.

Other Technologies We Use Along With Vue.js

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