2018’s best frameworks for website and web application development
In the recent few years, there has been a rise in frameworks targeting web development. A web development framework is a set of resources and tools for software developers to build and manage web applications, web services, and websites. Development frameworks are tools and libraries that other developers have created to either reach a particular technical goal or to make developing in a particular language easier. These frameworks mostly have one goal in common: facilitate development. How they tackle this goal is what sets them apart. The framework also provides the foundations and system-level services for software developers to build a content management system (CMS) for managing digital information on the Web.
Here, in this post, we will cover the prominent frameworks that most used by today's web developers.
So, let's get started -
ASP.NET is a framework developed by Microsoft, which helps us to build robust web applications for PC, as well as mobile devices. It is a high performance and lightweight framework for building Web Applications using .NET. All in all, a framework with Power, Productivity and Speed.
Laravel is a framework created by Taylor Otwell in 2011 and like all other modern frameworks, it also follows the MVC architectural pattern. Laravel values Elegance, Simplicity, and Readability. One can right away start learning and developing Laravel with Laracasts which has hundreds of tutorials in it.
Vue.js is the new rising star; it started as an individual project and quickly grew into becoming one of the most trending JS frameworks out there. There are many cool things about Vue, first, it’s a progressive framework, which means that if you have an existing project, you can adopt Vue for one portion of the project and everything would work just fine
Ruby on Rails is an extremely productive web application framework written by David Heinemeier Hansson. One can develop an application at least ten times faster with Rails than a typical Java framework. Moreover, Rails includes everything needed to create a database-driven web application, using the Model-View-Controller pattern.
Django is another framework that helps in building quality web applications. It was invented to meet fast-moving newsroom deadlines while satisfying the tough requirements of experienced Web developers. Django developers say the applications are it’s ridiculously fast, secure, scalable and versatile.
Yii is an open-source web application development framework that is built in PHP5. Due to the clear design and user-friendly interface, this framework provides an extremely simple and quick web development. This framework is performance optimized, that’s why it can be the best choice for any sized project. Also, there are a lot of amazing tools that will help you debug and test your app as well as pronounced documentation.
CodeIgniter, developed by EllisLab, is a famous web application framework to build dynamic websites. It is loosely based on MVC architecture since Controller classes are necessary but models and views are optional. CodeIgniter promises with exceptional performance, nearly zero configuration, and no large-scale monolithic libraries.
Symfony is a PHP framework that’s well suited for large-scale or complex enterprise level projects. It is a quite stable framework. Symfony helps developers create scalable websites that are flexible to changing business requirements. Symfony can work with some of the largest open source platforms such as PHPBB, Piwik, and Drupal. Symfony comprises a set of PHP components, an Application Framework, a Community and a Philosophy, and all of them work in tandem to help realize a common goal on the web. These are the reasons that make Symfony an advanced framework for web development.
Spring is a Model-View-Controller framework that uses Java, the all-time popular language. It’s used by websites like Wix, TicketMaster, and BillGuard. Spring possess a lot of sister projects that boost its performance and let you scale your business easily. The fact that it uses Java, a strongly typed language, is a serious pro for many web developers. The learning curve might be quite steep tho, especially if you don’t know Java.
Zend is one of the open source web development framework based on PHP. This framework is focused on building more secure, modern, reliable, web services and applications. Zend framework makes use of various professional PHP packages. It uses such object-oriented programming concepts as interfaces and inheritance that will help you extend its various components.
So, start working on it, frameworks will certainly give you an insight about how things are done and you’ll find many similarities between frameworks, even across different languages in the same category. Remember that big companies are always migrating and trying new stuff all the time.
Let us know which framework is best for your projects. Share your experiences with us in the comments below. Thank you!
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