What is the JS Framework?

JavaScript is a multi-paradigm language that supports event-driven, functional, and imperative programming types (including object-oriented and prototype-based). Originally, JavaScript was only used on the client side. Now JavaScript is still used as a server-side programming language. To summarize, JavaScript is the language of the Internet.

What is the JavaScript Framework? Why use them at all?

JS frameworks are JavaScript programming libraries that have pre-written code for use in standard programming functions and tasks. It’s the foundation for building websites or web applications around.

Let’s start with why do we need JavaScript frameworks? Coding is perfectly possible without using them, but the right environment can make the job a lot easier. What’s more, they’re free and open source, so there’s no risk.

First and foremost, it will increase your productivity. Think of it as a kind of workaround: you will have to write less code by hand because there are already pre-written and ready-to-use functions and templates. Some website components don’t have to be custom-built, so you can create and extend pre-written components. Frameworks are more adaptable for website design, and most website developers prefer them.

The advantages of building an application on a JS framework are:

  • you can easily implement a SPA (Single Page Application);
  • Using a js framework requires us to have an application structure (let’s say a strong “no” to spaghetti code);
  • the code becomes noticeably less and cleaner, which has a positive impact on the speed of development, as well as the support and elimination of bugs in the application code;
  • the structure implies modularity of the application, and this makes it easier for several developers to work on the application simultaneously;
  • The next advantage stems more from the use of javascript itself, but is greatly enhanced by the framework: the ability to quickly create a mobile and/or desktop cross-platform application from a web version using systems like PhoneGap or Apache Cordova.