Series: Choosing a JS Framework
Web Frameworks: Conclusions

It has come time to read the liner notes and write some conclusions. When we started writing this blog series, we knew that JavaScript/web application frameworks were not easy to summarize.

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Web Frameworks: Community

It is like the old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a web framework.” As we explored in the previous post, choosing a framework goes beyond the technical features of a framework and this is certainly true when it comes to the wider community, which includes considerations like licensing, how open the framework is,

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Web Frameworks: Soundness

For a web framework to be effective, it should offer you more than just functionality. It doesn’t matter how much hard work you put into your application if it breaks when people use it.

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Web Frameworks: Testing

Test early, test often, and test some more. Why put our heart and soul into our web applications only to be let down because we are not completely testing them.

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Web Frameworks: Using and Developing

Let’s figure out how to play our album.

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Web Frameworks: Common Usage

Previously on Web Frameworks, we looked at how various frameworks deal with the concept of applications. Akin to listening to the whole album, we got a sense of how the frameworks pull it all together.

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Web Frameworks: Applications

Applications built with web technologies, something that was a curiosity a few short years ago, have emerged onto the scene as a must have for most organizations. Transcending websites and providing users with a more open and unbounded experience, web applications are everywhere.

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Web Frameworks: Foundational Technologies

We have previously discussed the look and feel of web frameworks. While we often become interested in a framework based on the stylishness of the widgets and applications it can create, this may lead to a similar approach to how we have historically selected music.

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Web Frameworks: User Experience Design

While instruments such as guitar and drums are part of a band, how they are used by the musicians define the style of the band’s music. Similarly, the elements of an application user interface connected together define the user experience.

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Web Frameworks: User Interface Development

Whether it is Top 40 or classical or R&B, artists and music have a recognizable look and feel.

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If we chose our JavaScript Framework like we chose our music…

…we would all be using justin-bieber.js. We as an organization have been working with JavaScript since 2000. We have seen frameworks rise and fall, including being responsible for some of them. We have seen trends come and go. We have seen browser dominance ebb and flow. We have seen winners and losers.

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