JavaScript, since its inception, has been a handy language for web developers. Many new modern and high-level frameworks and libraries have been built using JavaScript that helps develop rich front-end web applications.

The web community is growing rapidly with new frameworks and application being released on a regular. There are many options for developers to choose from various JavaScript frameworks to develop interactive web applications.

This article briefly lists the most popular frameworks for the front-end web development:

1. AngularJS:

AngularJS is an open-source JavaScript framework maintained by Google. AngularJS works on MVC architecture. It uses HTML as its template language and lets you extend HTML syntax. It supports two-way data binding that synchronizes views i.e., user data with the model and JavaScript objects that allow users to test and build user-friendly applications quickly. It is also used to build complex web applications in a simple and efficient manner. Because of its speed and efficiency, it is currently one of the most popular frameworks for web application development.

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2. React:  

React is an open-source, declarative, efficient javascript library for building user interfaces supported by Facebook. Complex web applications can be created effortlessly with its interactive UI components and its declarative views make code more predictable. It is simpler to understand, and easier to debug. It enables users to build applications using reusable components. React is highly rated by the web community on Github and is widely accepted as a flexible library to build powerful web applications.

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3. Vue.js:

Vue.js is a progressive javascript library for building interactive web interfaces. It is relatively new in the world of web development, yet taking the web community by storm. It has been rated highly on the Github by the modern developers. it’s simple and flexible API comes with data-reactive components. Declarative rendering, component development style, flexible transition effect system and inbuilt speed are some of its core features that make it popular among web developers.

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 4. jQuery:

 jQuery perhaps is the most widely used cross-platform javascript library that rules the web development world. It simplifies client-side scripting and allows users to create interactive applications quickly without writing additional code. Its core features include DOM element manipulations, effects, animations and event handling. It makes AJAX much simpler with APIs that work across the browsers. jQuery is still dominant in the web world with millions of websites using it for it’s feature-rich libraries and APIs.

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 5. Ember.js:

 Ember.js is an open-source JavaScript web framework that’s based on MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) architectures used to build client-side applications. Like AngularJs, Ember.js also allows two-way data binding that automatically synchronizes views with the JavaScript models. It reduces the time, effort and resources required to build any web application. It also lets you extend HTML syntax to create your own tags.

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6. Polymer 

Polymer is designed by the Google for web application development using web components. It is an open source JavaScript library that is designed to be flexible, reusable and lightweight. It allows users to extend HTML capabilities with web components and create custom HTML elements. Polymer elements are interoperable and can be used with the other frameworks and libraries. Polymer is used in number of Google applications like Google Play Gaming and YouTube Gaming.

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