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Choosing a JavaScript Framework

Published: 07 December 2015

ID: G00280291

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley , Danny Brian


Building modern Web applications is a complex undertaking, making the choice of a JavaScript framework particularly critical. Industry adoption, developer experience and feature richness must be the primary considerations for Web developers and architects in choosing a framework.

Table Of Contents



  • Frameworks as a Crutch
  • Just the Beginning
  • The Criteria
    • Primary Criteria: Adoption
    • Primary Criteria: Productivity
    • Primary Criteria: Feature Richness
    • Primary Criteria: Future Orientation
    • Secondary Criteria: Smooth Learning Curve
    • Secondary Criteria: Performance
    • Secondary Criteria: Testability
    • Secondary Criteria: Compact Size
    • Secondary Criteria: Browser Support
  • The Frameworks
    • Backbone.js
    • AngularJS
    • React
    • Meteor
    • Polymer


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