Top 10 JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

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Yes, the only thing constant is change and it is best exemplified by the ever-growing number of JavaScript libraries. Almost every week there’s a new name that’s creating all the hubbub in the dotcom world. Matt Mullenweg had earlier hinted that JS is the future for all web developers. And the current scenario tells us that, even WordPress developers should learn bits and pieces of the language to keep themselves in trend.

JS has always been en vogue, and by now, we know it’s one of the few open source stances that are here to stay. JavaScript is evolving every waking moment holding the hands of its core team. JS is taking the programming game to another new level. We can see its prominence in OS.js – it is a fully functional cloud service that can integrate your desktop functionalities within your browser.

JS is growing fast and to keep yourself afloat in this massive deluge of JS native apps and platforms you can take help from a few trusted JS libraries and frameworks.

1. Angular.js – this is the first name that pops into our head when we think of a 360-degree JS library and framework. It is also one of the most popular frameworks that promote the one-page native app model wholeheartedly. Many popular one-page apps in the domains of online entertainment, marketing and medical healthcare currently use Angular.js as their framework. When you have Angular.js you can use JavaScript code in front end thus extending your HTML vocabulary. You should look for Angular 1.5.8/1.2.30 for the latest specs.

2. D3.js – one of the most well-built JS libraries that can be used to create mobile-friendly and UX rich WebPages with data customization features. D3.js allows you to bind data to DOM and enable all forms of data-driven events. It enables website developers to create WebPages with a rich collection of data coupled with impeccable visuals. This is perfect for healthcare websites and applications since they require frequent updates of website content as well as user data.

3. React.js – React.js is all about building highly scalable UI. It was conceived in 2013 and is still expanding rapidly under a BSD license. The main idea behind the conception of React.js was the creation of a virtual DOM. This acts as a mediator between the servers and the clients to being in improved performance for the applications. The changes in the virtual DOM are in tandem with the server DOM; this is indeed much faster than a conventional UI upgrade.

4. Backbone.js – Backbone.js is a great choice if you are still taking your baby steps in the domains of website building and webpage designing. This is quite a straightforward framework that enables you to make native applications within a couple of minutes. Do not forget, Backbone.js also comes with MVC support. Look for the 1.3.3 version for all recently updated specs. Multiple leading websites use Backbone.js and that includes social networking sites, infotainment sites and medical websites.

5. Ember.js – if you are looking for something as diverse as Angular.js and as simple as React.js, the Ember.js is the perfect framework for you. Ember.js is somewhere in between them in terms of functionality. When it’s time to sync data it works just like Angular.js keeping the workload to a minimum and a two-way data exchange structure like React makes sure that any app developed using Ember.js I highly scalable. It also supports minimal coding and has an excellent community that helps a novice coder to learn and grow.

6. jQuery – jQuery is a JS library even academicians have heard of. This is one of the most famous JS libraries that feature event handling and animation to begin with.jQuery works seamlessly with all popular web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. If you have already worked on jQuery then you have had the pleasure of writing clean codes, since it facilitates HTML and JS segregation. DOM and Ajax are completely under your control when you are working with jQuery to create an app or JS platform. Quite a number of app developers use jQuery for developing medical apps and healthcare advice websites.

7. Polymer.js – Polymer.js aims at providing extended features to all website developers. They can create their own tags and HTML5 elements during page design. For example – during the design process you can add a <my_video> element with its own features that is extremely similar in functionality to the <video> elements conferred by HTML5.

8. Babylonjs – if you looking for a framework that will enable you to create powerful and interactive 3D website applications for the virtual reality generation Babylonjs is the place to go to. To create a 3D object like a sphere or a cube, you will have to deal with a few lines of code only. we suggest you to go through the documentation of Babylonjs once to get an idea about what they have to offer.

9. Underscore.js – Underscore.js provides you with every set of function necessary to start working with a blank editor file. You can use Underscore.js coupled with jQuery functions or Backbone.js suspenders to get a kick start on your new project. Check out the “filter” and “invoke the map” helpers. These functional helpers surely help you to get started with a fresh project with sound JS backup.

10. Meteor.js – if you are looking towards a busy schedule of making JavaScript apps, wait no more, get started with Meteor.js. It enables you to create both front-end and back-end features. This framework also helps you keep an eye out for the glitches in the performance of an app. The Meteor.js community is active and quite colossal, so the framework is constantly upgraded and bug fixes are quite common as well. It is perfect for managing micro-functions that has derived a lot of inspiration from React.js in terms of functionality.

While choosing a library and/or a framework you must remember that the number of features should not be the sole factor driving your choice. You should make your choice based on your own experience and the extent to which the functionalities of the frameworks can help your current project (app).

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Walter Moore is a health consultant with experience in handling clinical trials. He has written numerous articles about medical research. To learn more about Zika antibody visit the website above.

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