1. Library vs. Framework
Let us get the terminology clear before we dive into discussing the features and practical uses of the frameworks in question. Some developers use these terms ‘library’ and ‘framework’ interchangeably, but they’re actually different. A Library is a collection of reusable code that is used to solve common problems.
There are various libraries out there for addressing different problems. For example, we have libraries for performing mathematical calculations. We also have libraries for machine learning, and so on. A framework provides us with a lot of reusable code, just like a library, but it also gives us a structure or a skeleton for application development.
So when using a framework, we have to build our application according to that framework. Frameworks have opinions in terms of how we should structure our applications, how the application should get started, how various components should interact with each other, and so on.
2. Why Use Frameworks and Libraries?
Angular and Vue are both examples of popular frameworks for building front-end applications. One of the questions we get most often is,
The answer is, “Yes, you certainly can.” But that would be a waste of time. Here is the reason. Imagine you want to build a desk. Would you buy pieces of wood and put them together? Or you’d prefer to go to the forest and cut the trees first to get wood? There’s no reason to cut the trees, of course, when there is plenty of wood ready for you to reuse.
We use frameworks and libraries to maximize our productivity and speed up the web development process. There’s a lot of code that’s tested and ready for us to reuse.
3. Vue.js vs. Angular: Popularity
Vue and Angular are among the top tools used for building web apps these days. But which of the two participating in the Vue vs. Angular duel is better? Let’s find out right now.
We suggest that you look at the results of this StackOverflow developer server in 2019. Here’s the list of the most loved web frameworks.