Choosing your Open Source Framework

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Today, almost everything can be viewed on the web. Whether you’re looking for the latest news on sports, worldwide events, or even online shopping for a certain product– you simply hit the net and you’ll most likely find what you’re looking for.

As you’ve known, almost all companies, big and small, have adapted to this change. Websites are being made left and right to establish some sort of foothold in the virtual world and increase their reach to their target audiences.

If you’re a new company that is interested in joining this trend, wish to have a webpage of your own, and has an idea on what you want your site to look like, you might be asking yourself “what’s the next step?”

Javascript Framework’s use

Adding codes to Javascript that’ll make it work on multiple browsers and you’ll end up with a clutter of codes in the backend of your site. JS Framework addresses this by organizing all these codes and making it more readable. It’s also built on JQuery, a library that stores JS’ more complicated operations that makes it easier to read and use.

For instance, if you wish to add another element on a webpage, like say, a clickable date and time, you wouldn’t have to go through the process of typing all the codes, you could just refer to the JS library that’ll create that table for you with a just a simple line of code.

Multiple JS Framework

However, there are several JS frameworks that you would have to choose from – and choosing isn’t that simple as you may think. Here are top three JS frameworks that are being used by huge companies that might help you get started:

  • Angular JS – the biggest advantage that this offer is that it is has the largest community among the three. And because it’s open source, there are a lot of people that’re constantly improving it. From Google and Nike to Guardian and Huffington, Angular JS is the preferred framework because it can offer adaptability in the long run.
  • Backbone JS – this particular framework is the smallest among the three when it comes to download size, amounting only at 6.2K in bulk. It’s extremely good at creating quick and responsive applications, though these apps need to be small themselves to be more effective, like the apt being part of single page in a site.
  • Ember JS – the youngest on the list, Ember’s biggest pros is its library size and support network which aid in preventing small errors from occurring. This is also the reason that this framework is the largest of the three. If your goal is creating multipage projects with lots of other elements to be integrated, then Ember is your best bet.

Obviously the information above regarding which framework is best needs to be expanded to a more elaborate breakdown. For now, it’s important to know that although all three has its advantages, the best way use them depends on your aim and the end-goal you have in mind.

Familiarizing yourself with these frameworks will take quite a bit of an effort, especially if you’re a novice. However, the knowledge you’ll gain will definitely help you in your future projects. Knowing what you want is always a good start in developing your site.

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