Many frameworks are there on the internet for the development of a website. So, selecting the accurate one is very essential. This article is written with the perspectives of web developers as well as the clients. The only aim is just to help you to make the right decision when you are going to choose a platform for building a web application or website.
The most relevant questions that arise are:
The used framework supports rapid application development or not?
Does its design serve your purpose?
Does the used framework keeps up features particular to your project or application or not?
Does that platform have a huge community/ sponsors?
After keeping these questions in mind, a list of most famous 7 website development frameworks that people use in 2020 has prepared, which are as follows:
The base of Angular is the Model View Controller architecture. It is the best suited for single-page applications because it has a fixed structure.
Many controllers, directives, and other components, which a developer needs to master are involved with this framework. Thus, to learn this framework, you don’t need extra skills.
There is no need to look beyond Angular if you want to build any real-time application or site because Angular supports the two-way binding.
First, let’s know that what is two-way binding?
The changes and modifications that are data related are done to the model are reflected in the View, and view is altered, for example, a user name is shown in the model. In other words, the UI also changes when the data in an application changes.
It’s said that Angular application becomes a bit slow as well by the two way binding. To track the DOM and its changes, Angular creates a watcher for each of its binding. Angular compares the new value with the previous one, after the modification of the view. The performance of the view gets compromised if the application has too many watchers.
Angular is a framework that has the benefit of a very large community. Thus, most of the challenges related to single-page applications are addressed and resolved.
According to statistics given by BuiltWith, using Angular, there are 809624 live websites on date 9 Jan 2020
Django is a framework that is written in Python. It was released in 2005. Developers like to make websites in the syntax of python because it is clean and it does not have symbols that can clutter a language.
Django is famous among the developers due to this reason. Moreover, this is also the main reason why the learning curve of Django is not that steep. Model View Template (or MVT) architecture is the model that Django follows. Using this framework, generally, data-driven and modern websites are built. Many of the popular web sites and applications like NASA, Instagram, and Disqus, have been built using Django.
Django works on the principle of ‘Don’t Reinvent the Wheel’ as it is associated with speedy website development. It facilitates the reusability of components in other words.
When it comes to managing user accounts and passwords, this framework provides superior security measures. It secures a system from vulnerabilities like cross-site scripting, clickjacking and SQL injection, etc. moreover, it also ensures a watertight web application development.
Django is routing slightly difficult because there is no inbuilt mechanism to create APIs in Django. It will be very difficult if you are a beginner. on behind it is that Django’s code for the routing process is quite complex.
Its extensive community has more than 1,500 contributors and this is one of the most crucial aspects of Django. There is the sufficiency of tutorials which developers can mention to and it also has a well-known library.
According to statistics given by Built With, using the Django framework, there are 6467 live websites on date 9 Jan 2020.
Laravel is a framework that is written in PHP. It is an open-source PHP framework. Over many years, it has captured the imagination of web artisans.
PHP is the seventh most popular language, according to the TIOBE Programming Community. Whenever GitHub ranks the language at fifth. The popularity of Laravel is certainly established due to it.
Model View Controller (or MVC) architecture is the model that this framework follows. A lot of news sites, and content management systems social networking, are built through this framework.
So, what really makes Laravel so popular, on a technical front?
To enhance PHP development, it is a framework that uses the database, ORM composers, migrations and templating, etc. The process of caching and authentication is eased by Laravel. Moreover, Laravel makes routing a lot easier because it supports a built-in mechanism to create an API.
That said, Laravel has a steeper learning curve, when it was compared with Django. Additionally, one has to be thorough to master Laravel
Hashed Passwords are the primary security measure that Laravel facilitates. It makes sure that the password of the user is not shown by concealing the text behind a hash. This framework also protects users from vulnerabilities such as dubious cookies, cross-site scripting, and SQL injection, and much more.
Laravel’s library is more or less comparable to that of Django’s. Developers can refer to 1,100 video tutorials, which are around the internet.
The first has more than 400 sponsors, which is less than that of the 2nd, after comparing the community of Laravel with Django. Community is catching up at a good pace through Laravel.
According to statistics given by Built With, using the Laravel framework, there are 107311 live websites on date 9 Jan 2020.
Ruby on Rails
Ruby is a programming language, in which this framework is written. Ruby on Rails or simply Rails is a server-side framework. It supports the reusability of code and accommodates changes rather easily because it is associated with Rapid Application Development (or RAD)
Owing, to its open-source nature, Ruby on Rails has an extensive development community. A convention to the configuration is a preferable thing according to Rails. In other words, instead of configuring files developers can use various conventions. The process of development speeds up significantly by this.
A rail also supports the Restful style of architecture. This makes us sure whether those applications are built around a logical structure or not. To building robust distributed systems, it is very necessary.
The community of Ruby and Rails promises responsive development. The iterations accommodate and make that process more flexible by this type of development. Overall, project management becomes a lot more convenient.
Rails can use Ruby code, which is self-documenting, and it is a new highlight of Rails. So, it is not essential to make separate documentation, consequently increases productivity.
A rails application has a slow speed, and this is the only concern that revolves around. Java-based applications are quicker than Ruby on Rails. Yellow Pages, Airbnb, and Groupon, etc. as well as many other organizations rely on Rails.
According to statistics given by Built With, using Ruby on Rails framework, there are 454919 live websites on date 9 Jan 2019.
Symfony is quite rich in its features as it is a PHP framework. Components and bundles are the two things that make it quite popular in the developer community.
We will discuss the components first. The common features that simplify mundane tasks are the components. To focus more on business-specific features, this is a good framework for developers. Developers can either customize them without affecting the architecture or use every component separately. Developers can also use its components in other PHP frameworks like Laravel.
One other highlight of Symfony is the documentation. The best PHP frameworks are same as these documentations. With various examples, it is well-structured, supplemented, and very legible. Furthermore, its documentations are frequently updated. It provides a thorough explanation of the development process by clarifying its every component
Symfony is a success when it comes to having a large community. Its community is much higher than that of other PHP frameworks. Moreover, on GitHub, the community has around 1,400 contributors.
Though, when compared to other PHP frameworks, the modularity of Symfony makes it slower. So, you may want to go for other frameworks, if you want heavy and real-time applications. These kind of technical issues can be resolved by getting some of fine programmers on board.
According to statistics given by Built With, using the Symfony PHP framework, there are 39,191,714 live websites.
A framework that is the best suited for Rapid Application Development (RAD), and built with the Model-View-Controller architecture is Yii.
Predefined Code scaffolding, (that is the pre-defined code templates) are used to make applications through this framework. So, this makes scripting the code faster and easier.
Yii is less rigid than Symfony when it comes to making architectural decisions. Like Symfony, It does not follow the ‘convention over configuration’ principle. Therefore to make those architectural decisions, it gives freedom to developers.
For an experienced programmer, this freedom to be creative is certainly beneficial, because they know what to do with this freedom. For a learner, it might or might not be that useful, as they would require some guidance beforehand.
Compared with Symfony, Yii also has fewer components. Most of Symfony’s components can be used in Yii, so this is not a big deal for it.
Yii is ahead of Symfony, in terms of performance. As compared to Symfony’s 131 requests/second, Yii can handle 410 requests per second.
For building social networking sites, this makes Yii a clear choice. As there are thousands of visitors use the application at the same time.
This makes Yii a clear choice for building social networking sites, where thousands of visitors use the application at the same time. This framework has more than 700 sponsors on GitHub that is a sensibly a large community
Additionally, to help developers in building a real-time application for various platforms, this framework can be used with Node.js.
Developers have the freedom of arranging and organizing their projects with this framework Meteor JS. It permits the developers to counterpart and to mix numerous components and it is also modular in nature. Even though, there is a scope for personal preferences as well though the framework, because it has certain conventions to make things easier for developers.
One of its highlights includes Meteor’s community. When it comes to MeteorJS, there is no dearth of resources. A website which is more or less like Reddit is the Crater. All the latest happenings in the world of Meteor are traced through this web site. Another website which contains training videos on Meteor is the Evented Mind.
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