Vue, the third major frontend framework widely used today, is a bit of an outlier in its origin. Rather than being backed by a tech giant like Angular and React, Vue was created and release by Evan You, a former Google employee who’d worked on Angular and sought to solve some of its issues, in 2014. Vue has a virtual DOM like React, but is a framework, not a library. It is, however, much less opinionated than Angular, effectively being a middle ground between its two more widely-used counterparts. Vue has gained increasing popularity in recent years and is very well-liked in the developer community.