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Why I use Vue
Why VueJs is My Preferred Framework
Vue enables you to create reusable components, making the development process more efficient and maintainable. I love how Vue simplifies two-way data binding, allowing real-time updates without the need to refresh the page.
Tastes Great / Less Filling
One of the primary reasons I favor Vue is its lightweight nature.
First and foremost I need my web apps to be fast. Vue boasts remarkable performance thanks to its optimized rendering mechanism. I can get most of the apps I create with Vue within the acceptable parameters of the Lighthouse tests.
Vue is a versatile framework, effective for both small and large-scale projects. Whether you are working on a simple single-page application or a complex web portal, Vue adapts seamlessly to the project's requirements.
The Vue community is another factor that adds value to the framework. With an active and helpful community, you can find resources, tutorials, and support, making it easier to overcome challenges and find solutions. When I first started learning Vue I subscribed to Vue School and leveled up quickly.
Integration is a breeze with Vue. You can even use it directly from a Content Delivery Network (CDN), reducing setup overhead and speeding up the development process. While this is not recommended it does show you how progressive and versatile Vue is.
VSCode provides an extention called Volar that enables specific syntax highlighting and snippets for Vue. Volar is must have tooling when working with Vue.
Effective State Management with Pinia
Back in the day, if you wanted to do state management in Vue it meant Vuex. I found Vuex to be painful to use. I learned it but I did not like it. Suffice to say I jumped at the chance to switch as soon as I heard about Pina and I never looked back.
VueJs integrates smoothly with Pinia, for efficient state management solution. This leads not only to cleaner code and better organization, it can help eliminate errors caused by mutations. I have also used it to “broadcast” a message from one component to many others. While passing props is fine for smaller projects, using setters and getters on a store is much more scaleable.
Vue vs. The Rest
While VueJs has gained significant popularity, it might not be as widely adopted as some other frameworks like React or even Angular. However, its supportive and vast community mitigates this concern.
I have done some React work, as it has become the defacto standard in many ways; when I do use it I often wish one thing or another worked like it does in Vue.
When I have a choice I always choose Vue.
Compared to some other frameworks, VueJs might not boast an exhaustive set of features. Nonetheless, its lightweight approach and extensibility work better for me.
A Balance of Simplicity, Power, and Performance
Vue’s lightweight nature and efficient rendering mechanism make it ideal for building both small-scale and large-scale front-end applications. While it may not be the most popular framework, its supportive community and ease of learning more than compensate.
I wholeheartedly recommend it to others looking for an effective and flexible framework.
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