Vue.js Web Development: The Best and the Worst Things

  • By Aashay Trivedi
  • 14-05-2019
  • Web Development
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Give Javascript a “10 years challenge” and you will find so much has changed over the decade. Starting from jQuery back in 2009 to Vue.js, Angular, React, Babel, NPM, Webpack, ES6, and Node.js in 2019. Vue.js is one of the front-end frameworks which has gained popularity over the last couple of years. Though big players like Angular and React dominating the front-end development industry, Vue.js has managed to make a mark and big organizations like Alibaba, Behance and many others have preferred this framework.
Here is the best and the worst things about Vue.js framework. First, start with the worst things of Vue.js.
Worst Things:

Hash Mode:
Well, if you do not have experience of SEO then developing a Vue.js website for your services and ranking it on Google might get difficult. By default, Vue.js provides a hash mode in routing. Which means you will get a hashtag (#) on the page. The URL containing hashtags cannot be indexed or you certainly can’t rank with these URLs.
By default, Vue.js serves just one HTML file and dynamic content loads from the particular components when a request is sent for the page. You will find the same code if you view source in the browser for any page. Because of this issue, Google bots cannot read the content of a page as a plain HTML.
Pre-rendering and server-side rendering are the two ways from which you can render each page. Server-side rendering is a little bit difficult and can be performed with Nuxt.js while you can do pre-rendering by making changes to the vue.config.js file in Vue-cli 3 and build/webpack.config.js file in Vue-cli 2 at the root. If you are developing a larger application, then you should use server-side rendering otherwise pre-rendering is recommended.
Not a Big Name Yet:
React.js is powered by Facebook and Angular is powered by Google while Vue.js does not have such a big name behind it. For that reason, companies prefer Angular or React over Vue.js and that is why there are fewer jobs in Vue.js compare to the other two frameworks.
Best Things:

Vue.js has its own material design framework and that is called Vuetify just like Angular and React have. It is really easy to use and creates interactive graphical interfaces in the least amount of time.
Progressive web app framework:
Vue is a progressive web framework which helps to improve web applications online and offline. Google also gives bonus points to the progressive web application in the ranking.
Fast and smaller in size:
Among other front-end frameworks like Angular and React, Vue.js is the fastest one. Not only that, but it is also smaller in size which helps it to reduce the page loading speed as well.
State management:
If you are familiar with React.js then you might know about the state management. It is a really important factor to simplify the coding of the application. Vue.js has the state management system called Vuex which sits at the center of all the components. All the values and business logic are defined in store so that all the components import updated values from the state.
Component communication:
Vue.js runs on the component system. With Vue, it is very easy to nest components into other components individually or with <div> tag.
Vue’s adaptation has been growing rapidly, many front-end developers find this framework really easy and simple. There are some disadvantages as well, which you need to keep in mind while developing your application.

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Aashay Trivedi

Aashay Trivedi is the creator of Binary to Text and CEO of Lantech Infocom. He has experience of working with modern frameworks and libraries like Vue.js, Node.js, and Socket.IO. Being the CEO, Aashay explores new technologies to develop more user-friendly products and bring a simple solution.