Recently on Base22 we started to evaluate Vue.js to be used on an Enterprise environment, this article provides a none technical overview of this new framework.
Vue (pronounced /vju?/, like view) 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 very 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 - Official web site
Note: all the content is related to Vue 2.x
Things Vue.js Got Right
- Copying competitors
Where Vue Is Lacking
- Vue doesn’t yet have the support and widespread adoption of it’s fellow frameworks. There are far more resources for React, from NPM modules to Stack Overflow answers.
- While Vue is being picked up by large organizations like Alibaba and Baidu, some more examples of high traffic websites would attest to Vue’s integrity at scale.
- Maybe there’s such a thing as being too flexible. An Ember app will always look like an Ember app. But Vue’s multitude of options might become a burden when used in larger projects involving many developers
For more info check: https://medium.com/js-dojo/4-things-vue-js-got-right-10820cc84004#.z0j9a7b43
Vue in the reality
So, on "where Vue Is Lacking", Anthony Gore mentioned tree excellent points, as a complement, the article Angular vs React?—?the DEAL BREAKER also evaluate Angular, React and Vue on a deeper list of topics, keep in mind all of them!, specially if you want to use Vue 2 on the Enterprise environment (at the moment this article was written).
- Learning curve
- 3rd party lib compatibility
- Community and popularity
- Performance - just mentioned, to review Vue vs it competitors, check the next links:
- Company’s perspective
- Beyond the web
- Simplicity + code length
- Development time
- The future / 2017
On summary: what is the best for you?
To sum up, there is never a perfect solution and there never will be. However, here is a useful list to help you make the decision:
- if you are a passionate developer, try all, but chose between vue and react and let your gut make the decision
- if you are a start up, go with either react or vue.
- Angular would be a better choice for companies with big teams
- Google -> angular
- if you like simplicity, get vue.
- if you like to use templates, go for vue or angular.
- if you love Typescript, use angular or maybe, maybe vue.
To summarize, choose your framework as soon as you can and don’t, please don’t stay undecided. I had that for a few moths, not fun. I decided to sacrifice the popularity and go for what my mind tells me is the best, currently vue.
Example of Vue components
Yup, Vue is perfectly capable of powering sophisticated Single-Page Applications and, of course, components!!
- Single File Components out of the box
- State preserving hot-reload
- State preserving compilation error overlay
- Lint-on-save with ESLint
- Source maps
- HTML minified with html-minifier.
- Bundle size analytics
You call it the "official Facebook group" for Vue
Why GitLab went with Vue.js - https://about.gitlab.com/2016/10/20/why-we-chose-vue/
- More info: https://about.gitlab.com/2017/02/06/vue-big-plan/?utm_campaign=Revue%20newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=revue