Things changed when AJAX came into the picture which allowed the web developer to update the specific part of the web page without downloading the whole web page from the server. AJAX made the GUI faster and more responsive.
1. Node JS
NodeJs has a great collection of open source libraries in the world. These libraries are managed as packages under the node package manager also called npm.
2. React JS
It’s a view layer of MVC that means it doesn’t support controllers and models. React can also be used to make mobile applications and it can also render on the server using NodeJS. In short, it is capable to build powerful, fast, user-friendly and reactive web applications.
3. Vue JS
It also supports declarative rendering using template syntax to provide data to the DOM. For complex applications that required advanced features such as routing, state management, and build tooling there are officially maintained supporting libraries and packages. Nuxt.js is one of the most popular solution.
jQuery has API for event handling, animation, and DOM manipulation which makes it easy to implement. jQuery is being used with other frameworks and libraries like Angular, React, Vue, etc and this is why as a developer it is must you should have the knowledge of jQuery.
5. Backbone JS
Backbone is designed for developing single-page web applications. It also provides the model with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
6. Ember JS
Although it was primarily considered for web development, it is also possible to build desktop as well as mobile applications in Ember. It has a templating feature also known as handlebars that helps in writing less code and update themselves with a change in data.
7. Meteor JS
It helps in faster app development for web, mobile or desktop with relatively less code.
Angular previously known as Angular JS is a single web development framework developed by Google for both desktop and mobile web applications. Angular is the frontend part of the MEAN stack, consisting of MongoDB database, Express.js web application server framework, Angular.js itself, and Node.js server runtime environment.
Aim of the Angular is to build progressive web applications by offering dependency injection. Dependency injection helps in data service assembly for the applications and the HTML template is used for composing templates. It has a powerful ecosystem that includes four data libraries and support in IDE’s.
9. Polymer JS
If we compare Polymer with Angular as we know both are developed by Google and the main difference between these are Angular is a complete framework for building web apps, whereas Polymer is just a library for building web components.
10. Ext JS
Ext JS or Sencha Ext JS is used for making data-intensive, enterprise-oriented and cross-platform web applications. It provides several sophisticated UI components like calendars and data grid.
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