Comparison between React and Vue

Comparison between React and Vue

React, and Vue both are the two most famous libraries of JavaScript that are used for creating thousands of websites today. The React and Vue both have very powerful frameworks, along with their pros and cons. It depends on the business needs and use cases which one you have to pick.

The React and Vue both have a lot of similarities like the component-based architecture, virtual DOM usage, usage of props, chrome Dev tools for debugging, etc.

Both of them are also different from each other that are given below:

  Based on     React   Vue
Definition React is an open-source JavaScript library that is used for building reusable UI components. It is declarative, efficient, and flexible. Vue is also an open-source JavaScript library that is also used for building the reusable UI's and single-page apps.
History It was created by a software engineer at facebook, name Jordan Walke. Facebook was the first who has developed and maintained it, and after that, used in its products like Whatsapp and Instagram. Facebook was the first who established the React in 2011 for the newsfeed section, but it was presented to the public on May 2013.   It was created by Evan You, one of the former employees of Google, and has worked on several angular projects. He wanted to create a better version of Angular, so he just extracted the part that he liked about Angular, and make it lighter. Vue’s first release was introduced in February 2014.
Language Preferred JavaScript/JavaScript XML. HTML/JavaScript.
Size The approximate size of the React library is about 100 kilobytes. The approximate size of the Vue library is 60 kilobytes.
Performance It is slower than the Vue. It is faster than React.
Flexibility It is more flexible to support third-party libraries. It has limited flexibility than React.
Learning Curve React is not a complete framework. The more advanced frameworks look towards the use of third-party libraries. It makes the learning of core-framework hard. Vue gives higher customizability that makes it easy to learn than Angular or React. Vue shares some of the concepts with Angular and React in their functionality. So, the transition to Vue from Angular and React is an easy option. Also, the official documentation covers everything and well written that the developer needs to build a Vue app.
Data Binding React follows one-way data binding. The one-way data binding refers to a single source of truth. It flows in a single direction, and only the model can change the app’s state. Both one-way and two-way data binding are supportable in Vue. The two-way data binding is a mechanism where UI fields are dynamically bound to model.
Coding Style React use JSX to write JavaScript expression instead of regular JavaScript. JSX is very similar to HTML code within the JavaScript expressions. React treats everything as a component, and each component has its lifecycle methods. The coding style of Vue is somewhere similar to Angular. It also separates HTML, JS, and CSS, similar to web developers, which have been used to the web development scenario for years. It also uses JSX, if you prefer.
Tooling There is great tooling support to React. It uses a third-party CLI tool (create-react-app), which helps in creating new applications and components in the React project. It has excellent support for the major IDEs. There is limited tooling support compared to React. It includes the Vue CLI tool, which is also similar to the create-react-app tool. It also provides support to major IDEs but not as good as React.
Current Version React 16.8.6 on March 27, 2019. Vue 2.6.10 on March 20, 2019.
Long Term Support It is suitable for long term supports. It is not suitable for long-time support.



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