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Top 10 Web Development Frameworks

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Top 10 Web Development Frameworks

Frameworks have become an essential part of web development, as the standards of web applications are always rising, so does the complexity of the technology needed. It’s completely unreasonable to reinvent the wheel for such sophisticated techniques -assuming that you can reinvent all that. That’s why using frameworks endorsed by thousands of developers around the world is a very sensible approach for building rich and interactive web applications. A web app has a backend (server-side) and a frontend (client-side), so we discuss both best Backend frameworks as well as frontend frameworks. Here goes the list of best web development frameworks in 2020:

Backend Frameworks

From RESTful APIs to complete MVC frameworks, here are some of the most robust backend frameworks in 2020 that you might be interested to learn.

Express

Thanks to the skyrocketing popularity of Node.js, Express is quickly becoming one of the most trending frameworks nowadays. It is popular amongst Accenture, IBM and Uber, and many other companies, and it’s also compatible with other frameworks such as Kraken, Sails, and Loopback.

Express prides itself as a minimal, fast, and unopinionated framework. It provides some core framework functionalities without obscuring the features of Node and leverages the robust performance of the asynchronous Node.js. It’s also quite flexible and supports full applications as well as REST API, as well. Perhaps the biggest drawback of Express is the fact that there’s no defined way of doing things, at least for beginners.

Django

Django is a Model-View-Template framework that uses Python for web development. Big names such as Google, Youtube, and Instagram use this framework. Django boasts its batteries-included feature, which is a bunch of features such as authentication and messaging that Django has. It follows the Convention Over Configuration pattern and the DRY pattern as well. Security in Django is essential. Django provides techniques and tools for developers to build a secure website or implements the security features in the framework itself, like preventing code execution in the template layer. Here is our detailed post on Django: What is Django? Advantages and Disadvantages of using Django

Rails

Rails is a Model-View-Controller framework that uses Ruby, and it’s a popular framework that is loved by many developers. Airbnb, GitHub, Hulu, and Shopify are primary users of Rails. Rails is considered a beginner-friendly framework, and the fact pros and cons are debated, helps beginners get started with web development quite quickly. There are many useful gems for rails, which are library-like dependencies that extend the functionalities of your application and helps you develop even faster and more efficiently. The Rails community is quite reliable and friendly, and there are many tutorials, screencasts, and resources that can help you become a rails expert in no time.

The main disadvantage of rails lies in the fact that they take quite some effort to deploy and run in a production environment, and the learning curve of rails becomes steep once you dive deeper into the framework to unravel the magic behind it.

Laravel

Laravel is a Model-View-Controller framework that uses PHP, which is one of the most popular languages of the web. It’s relatively young compared to other frameworks on this list.

Laravel comes with API support out of the box, and it also possesses a decent amount of packages that could extend its reach. Laracasts is a screencasts tutorials website with over a thousand videos on PHP, Laravel, and frontend technologies in the Laravel ecosystem that could be considered to be a beginner’s heaven. In terms of performance, however, Laravel doesn’t compare to Django or Express, which might be a drawback for massive projects.

Spring

Spring is a Model-View-Controller framework that uses Java, the all-time popular language. Websites like Wix, TicketMaster, and BillGuard are users of this framework. Spring possesses many sister projects that boost its performance and let you scale your business quickly. The fact that it uses Java, a strongly typed language, is a severe pro to many web developers. The learning curve might be quite steep tho, especially if you don’t know Java.

Frontend Javascript Frameworks

Angular

Angular is a front-end framework that specializes in building rich Single-Page applications. It’s a vibrant framework able to build complete client-side applications, and there’s so much to do and learn in Angular. Angular 1.x used Javascript, but later releases adopted Typescript, which is a superset of Javascript. Angular’s main cons are its size compared to other frameworks, and the fact it’s not SEO friendly by nature, though it can be SEO optimized. Google developed angular, and Google, Microsoft, and Paypal use it.

Here is our detailed post on Angular: Why should you learn Angular in 2019?

React

React is not a framework, it’s a frontend library, but many developers consider it a framework and it’s usually compared in that context. React was the first to adopt the component-based architecture that Angular and Vue, and many other frameworks started to adopt later on. React’s virtual dom makes the dom-manipulation much faster, and it’s quite easy to pick up, mainly thanks to its JSX syntax. React could be used server-side or client-side. It was developed and maintained by Facebook, and Facebook and Instagram use it.

Vue

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. Second, it also brings along the component architecture to play, and the Vue ecosystem can help you build complete frontend applications. Some people are wary of using Vue since big companies like Facebook or Google do not support it, but that’s quickly changing as big names are starting to invest in Vue.

Ember

Ember was named the best Javascript framework back in 2015. Today, the Ember community is enormous, and it’s ever-expanding, with new features, and releases added regularly. Ember possesses the two-way data binding that Angular boasts, and it comes with a lot of features and components that you can use out of the box. Google, Microsoft, Heroku, and Netflix use this framework often. Ember revolves around the developer’s productivity and attempts to maximize it by either eliminating the need for time-wasting activities or adopting some JS best practices in its core design.

Backbone

Backbone is an extremely light front-end framework that’s fit for building rich Single-Page applications. It follows an MV* pattern and partly implements the MVC design. Backbone only has one core dependency, which is the Underscore library, and it has a vibrant ecosystem, that when added to Mustache and Marionette, allows you to build complete client-side applications.

Final Word

I hope you find our list of most popular web frameworks useful. Don’t be scared to pick up a framework and start working on it, it gives you an insight into how to do things, 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, so there’s no such thing as a dead end.

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Pein
Pein

I agree with others, ruby is dying asp.net core is new and rock solid. This article seems to be biased.

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sifat

asp.net core is great but ruby is no going anywhere

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AnnaEv

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Carlos Joel

I can't see this post serious , if you leave out ASP.NET CORE.

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The best Web Development Frameworks is ASP.NET

marie
marie

To straightly answer your question:React JSTrending now in market, when comparing with last year react js have good scope in market since last 6 months
Vue JSAnother one of the best JS framework growing enormously. Have a good community support.

NERVO
NERVO

What kind of architectural pattern uses angular, vue, react?

IS&T Consulting Group, LLC
IS&T Consulting Group, LLC

The article is nicely portrayed and covers important web development frameworks. Thank you for sharing about the web development framework.

Sbbi
Sbbi

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Alireza
Alireza

Where is .NET/.NET Core in all that? do you not considering a big player like .net/C#? do you live on an other planet?

RRadley
RRadley

You know wffweb-3.0.1 is released

Rahul
Rahul

You should try Asp.net core.which is by far 2nd most loved webfamework in 2018 as voted by stackoverflow community

Lynn Guini
Lynn Guini

What is difference between framework and CMS?

Lucila Polk
Lucila Polk

Frameworks are more technical and build for programmers. Frameworks are used to develop web applications. Framework is a library to add advance features to a web development. Some popular frameworks include Django, Angular, Laravel, Struts, and Rails etc.
CMS is simple to use for non-programmers also. A CMS is usually for managing web content in web applications. In simple words, a CMS defines various categories of content like media, text etc. CMS allows a user to add, edit and manage the content through a simple user interface. Examples of CMS are Drupal, Joomla, Word Press etc.

Hans Olo
Hans Olo

Which is the most stable and mature web development framework?

Lisabeth Morrissey
Lisabeth Morrissey

If we discuss on the most stable and mature web development framework then there are many factors which we need to consider. The framework must reduce the burden if developers are well aware of the latest frameworks. Laravel beats other frameworks in the list for its open source and MVC architectural pattern. After this Django, Express and React take the positions in the best stable and mature web development framework.

Jim Nasium
Jim Nasium

What is the best web framework for rapid development?

Merideth Roe
Merideth Roe

When we start web development there is a great number of factors which are considered before choosing the right framework for backend and front end development. Speed is one of them. Angular is a JavaScript framework and very popular for web applications for its features. Rails is for server side web development which is built using Ruby programming language. React JS is developed by Facebook which also again a popular framework. Laravel and Vue are also in the top list of best frameworks. Web developers constantly look for the new tools and features. So these frameworks are for best and rapid development.

Kerry Oaky
Kerry Oaky

Which one is the best open source web development framework?

Shantay Tang
Shantay Tang

There are many web development frameworks available which are open source as well as popular for their features. You can choose the best fit to your need. Laravel (PHP), Ruby on Rails (Ruby), Flask (Python), Express (JavaScript), and Django (Python) are the top most famous open source web development frameworks.

Arty Fredrick
Arty Fredrick

What are the best frameworks for large-scale enterprise web development?

Tisa Bedard
Tisa Bedard

This is hard to answer this as there are huge number of web development frameworks are available in the market. You can choose between them as per your requirement. This can be based on range of applicability, development speed, and manageability and flexibility of the framework. Top 10 frameworks in the market are Django, Express, Rails, Laravel, Spring, Angular, React, Vue, Ember, and Backbone.

Tara Zona
Tara Zona

Can you give a complete list of web frameworks?

Venessa Overby
Venessa Overby

Web framework simplifies the development operations with libraries and tools. There are hundreds of web frameworks available for development. You can choose the right framework depending on the factors like effort to learn, productivity, performance of framework, caching support, scalability and web security. Some of the popular frameworks are Django (Python), Flask (Python), Express (JavaScript), Ruby on Rails (Ruby), and Laravel (PHP).

Moe Fugga
Moe Fugga

What are the most popular web development frameworks? That I can prepare for job in 2019.

Caryn Patino
Caryn Patino

Backend and frontend both are important parts of any web development business. When we talk about the popular frameworks of future then we have to go with the top best frameworks of 2018 which are Django, Rails, Flask, Express, Laravel, Angular, React, Node.js and Vue. These are the frameworks which will rule in 2019. You can go with them.

Elizabeth Troy
Elizabeth Troy

What is the fastest framework for web development?

Kati Macklin
Kati Macklin

Web development became more interesting field with more than hundreds of web frameworks and open source tools and libraries. All frameworks are working best at their place as per the developers need. Here are some best frameworks which are serving on the top of the list in 2018 (and will be in 2019) that are Laravel, Django, Spring, React, Vue, Express, and Rails etc.

Neha
Neha

What is a web development framework?

Marlys Hare
Marlys Hare

Web development framework is designed to support the development of web applications, web APIs and web resources. Developers can use these frameworks to add advanced features and administrative tools to enhance content management capabilities. Web development frameworks provide a standard way to build web applications. For more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_framework

Anne Robinson
Anne Robinson

What are the different types of frameworks?

Augusta Fenner
Augusta Fenner

Frameworks closely blind modules with an API layer so that developer can do more in less time. There are many frameworks available in the market but mainly we can categorized it in 2 category as backend and frontend frameworks. Top Backend frameworks are Django, Express, Ruby on Rails, Laravel, and Spring. Top front end frameworks are Angular, React, Vue, Ember, and Backbone.

Julia White
Julia White

What PHP framework does WordPress use?

Nan Turley
Nan Turley

The Themosis framework is used by wordpress which is a custom stack. It’s bundled with some popular PHP frameworks like symphony and illuminate. WordPress is an open source CMS which provies backend to manage front end. But a PHP framework is a set of predefined libraries and classes to save your time and efforts that required to builds generic components.

Robin
Robin

it's called "symfony"

Cheryl Jones
Cheryl Jones

Which framework is best for PHP?

Maybelle Mcvey
Maybelle Mcvey

Laravel is in the top PHP framework released in 2011 which is freely available. It’s an open source framework. Laravel is most famous for its features. Laravel has its own light-weight templating engine called Blade enables repeat tasks such as authentication, sessions, caching, queueing, and RESTful routing. Laravel includes its own local development environment called Homestead.

Susan Parker
Susan Parker

What is the difference between web development and software development?

Marybelle Spriggs
Marybelle Spriggs

Web development: Web development is the process to creating websites that needs to be hosted. Web development means client side scripting, server side scripting, and database scripting. Web developer mainly works with websites and can imply being a frontend, backend or full stack developer.
Software development: Software development is client side only and does not require to host. Software developer refers larger skills and roles. Software applications are robust. They cover designing, building, maintaining the software development or applications.

Melissa Thomas
Melissa Thomas

What's the difference between an app and website?

Maryalice Baugh
Maryalice Baugh

Both are accessible on the handheld devices like smartphones and tablets. A website is the collection of web pages that are linked together and accesses in the browser.
An app is the application which downloaded and installed directly to your mobile device rather than being opened in the web browser. Apps are available in the app store or app market. Apps give more user friendly environment.

Carol Brooks
Carol Brooks

What is the difference between website and web application?

India Sammons
India Sammons

A website is mostly a static internet information resource with no or very less interaction with the user. So the website is to watch and read the information like blogs, news websites and weather websites etc. Whereas, in web application, there is more interaction with the users. Web application sends requests to the server and gets a response for the request. A user can manipulate the data, input, and change the data.

Christine Jackson
Christine Jackson

What is the best language to create a dynamic website?

Deloras Luke
Deloras Luke

JavaScript is one of the best programming languages to create a dynamic website. The several features like controlling the browser, allowing client side scripts to communicate with the users, editing content etc. make this language most popular. JavaScript is highly structured, dynamic and functional. JavaScript is one of the few programming languages that are accepted and supported by all the major browsers without using any plug-ins or compliers.

Samantha Ellis
Samantha Ellis

English is most common language

sgdert
sgdert

You are wrong absolutely. Mandarin Chinese is most common language, second is Spanish.

Goodness
Goodness

javascript

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson

What is best programming language for Web application?

Renea Watt
Renea Watt

There are many good options available in the programming languages for web application development. Some of them are PHP, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and Pearl etc. Python is raising its popularity rapidly with the Django framework. PHP is best with laravel framework. Laravel is one of the most famous web application development frameworks these days.

Denise Rodriguez
Denise Rodriguez

Which Java framework is best?

Julienne Haggerty
Julienne Haggerty

This is hard to say that which one is best. We can take some popular and best frameworks which are used for Java application development. Spring is the one of the best Java framework. It offers featured toolkit for application development and configuration of web applications. It can be used for security projects also. Spring is famous among developers because of its well-developed ecosystem.

Judy Wilson
Judy Wilson

Which MVC framework is best?

Jazmin Metzger
Jazmin Metzger

Laravel, Ruby on Rails, Spring, Django, and express are the best model view controller. Laravel is free open source PHP web development framework. Ruby on rails is reliable open source MVC framework. Spring MVC framework is used to create and develop Java applications. Django is open source Python development framework which supports Python version 3.4. Express is used by IBM, Accenture, and Uber.

Pamela Ross
Pamela Ross

What is the best framework for Web development?

Sasha Ratcliff
Sasha Ratcliff

If we talk about best framework then the award goes to Laravel. Laravel is the best PHP development framework in 2018. Laravel has a large community with over 40000 developers and lots of features. Laravel 5.7 is the latest version of laravel with the added features. Laravel is fast and secure to promote advance and modern web development practices.