Vue (or Vue.js) was initially released in 2014. It was created by Evan You, a former employee of Google and Meteor. The way Vue’s core team assembled and how it became what it is today is quite inspiring.
But, let’s start from the beginning.
Vue is considered to be approachable, versatile, and performant framework that helps developers create a more maintainable and testable code base. It allows you to take a web page and split it up into reusable components. It also has a command line interface which makes it simple to jumpstart projects fast, as well as single file components, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
For You, Angular had some great advantages (e.g. data binding), but it also felt ‘too heavy’ for his current project. That’s when he started experimenting:
“I figured, what if I could just extract the part that I really liked about Angular and build something really lightweight without all the extra concepts involved? I was also curious as to how its internal implementation worked. I started this experiment just trying to replicate this minimal feature set, like declarative data binding. That was basically how Vue started.”
Initially, Vue was financed through Patreon. At the very beginning, it experienced strong organic growth and its value was recognized by both the developers and companies. Individual donations started to fly in, as well as long-term sponsorships. Thanks to this, You is working full-time on maintaining and further developing Vue, side by side with its core team which contains members from companies such as Netlify and Netguru.
We already touched upon the benefits of Vue, but it’s time to take a closer look. When you’re working in software development, your goal is to decrease time to market, make beautiful and functional applications that are also user-friendly. Because of the way Vue is designed, it can be a worthy ally and provide a great coding experience.
Here’s an overview of benefits of Vue:
Did you know that Vue’s size is between 18KB and 24KB? This means it’s very easy to download and use instantly. Mind you, this doesn’t have anything to do with the framework’s speed.
In addition, Vue has a pretty straightforward structure which makes it easy to use. There are also some precious time-saving features available, such as templates of different scales.
Last but not least, Vue enables two-way communication thanks to its MVVM architecture. Similar to Angular, it makes the handling of HTML blocks rather fast.
Vuex is the official state management solution for Vue. It has a central store for shared state and then it allows different components to access that state. The application data remains in a transparent state regardless of the number of components with which this data is shared.
In a nutshell, Vuex is a state management tool and a library for Vue.
Vuex serves as a single source of truth. Components do not have their own local states. Instead, they are consolidated into one place, i.e. one global location. As a centralized library, Vuex helps developers maintain a cleaner state and they have a clean top overview of every segment.
Vuex state is reactive, just like Vue itself. This means that when one component updates the Vuex state, other will react and respond accordingly as they receive the new state value.
To make the state predictable and traceable, Vuex introduced standardization. It provides a full state management pattern and relies on the following:
Arguably the most notable benefit of Vuex is that it provides a perfect way to optimize the simultaneous front-end and back-end development. Thanks to Vuex, the front-end team can implement a unique API login even before the API is available.
Now let’s look at the reasons why Vue is gaining momentum:
Also, if you’re tired of frameworks making your life more complicated instead of simplifying it - Vue is the way to go. That’s one of the main reasons why the adoption rates are increasing.
Depending on the project, Vue can be an excellent framework choice. Thanks to its high performance, Vue has been used for app development by many prominent companies and brands such as Grammarly, 9GAG, Nintendo, WizzAir, Buzzfeed, and more.
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