React has been the darling of the front-end development world since its inception, and that’s likely to continue as long as there are websites to build and developers to build them. As new libraries and frameworks are added to the React ecosystem, you might be wondering which one will become the most popular over time? Here’s an up-to-date list of the best React libraries to use in 2022!
Coming in at second place, VueJS is another great library for developers looking to create single-page apps. It provides a strong focus on ergonomics and performance. According to some estimates, Vue was used by more than 10% of Fortune 500 companies as of April 2017. On top of that, Vue’s creator Evan You (founder of the popular Chinese search engine Qihoo 360) created the project with Google developer tools engineer Stephen Walther in 2014. Walther has contributed to projects like Angular, Dart, Polymer, and Aurelia.
While Angular 2 was originally going to be built using Ember, when it came time for Google to announce Angular 2, they had changed their minds. With that said, Ember is a solid framework that offers a lot of advantages over React and Redux without sacrificing performance. Its templating engine is fairly intuitive compared with those of other frameworks. It also has an active community and lots of documentation. In the next five years, expect to see more people starting with Ember and then switching over to something else like Vue or React because of the increased complexity.
Originally built by a few members of Microsoft, Durandal had both an AngularJS and a React version. Since then, Microsoft has moved onto other projects and left Durandal’s future up to its community. As of right now, there is no active development or commits on any branch. While Durandal is still used quite often, you may want to look into other options such as Aurelia or Alt. js for your next project. These two libraries have been developed by their respective companies for over four years with continuous improvement to keep up with the ever-changing JS landscape.
In addition, Ant Design 2.0 offers various templates for every kind of application: form builder for starting from scratch or with code snippets; basic templates for Angular or React libraries; multiple layout options for desktop and mobile devices; material templates optimized for Google’s Material Design guidelines; offline template that includes data caching and built-in server implementation; universal layout which adapts to any screen size or device orientation; pixel perfect template which only uses pixel based UI elements and offers flexible grid layouts.