You should be an expert in 1 of these 3 JavaScript client-side frameworks

Steven Krohn
Krohn Media
Published in
4 min readSep 14, 2021

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There are three popular frameworks for client-side web development, of which one should be in your toolbox.

For every programmer on the planet, there’s 3.7 JavaScript frameworks. At least it seems like it. The market for client-side tools is overly saturated.

This is an issue not only for experienced programmers keeping up with the current tech, but new programmers looking to develop a proficiency with a framework that’s relevant and keep them in demand.

One of the toughest things for a developer to do is abandon or migrate from a tool of which he’s an expert. When you can build any application you want with confidence that you can deliver for a customer on budget and on time, moving on is a decision that can affect your business in the short-term.

The first JavaScript client framework I used for a headless, decoupled web application was Marionette. It’s what I cut my teeth on, and I really enjoyed using it. This was around 2014, and my first project using it was an admin dashboard for a real estate property management application.

It was new territory, and because I decided to jump into this new tool and work through the learning curve, I turned down a good-sized project because I would have had to go backwards and use…

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Steven Krohn
Krohn Media

Brand Ambassador at Phoenix Initiative, Chief Advisor at RYI Unity