Which is the better JS Framework for your business -  Vue.js or React?

Both javascript, React and Vue.js are highly valued and widely used JavaScript frameworks for interface design. So i am confused about which one is better JS framework for business? React or Vue.js

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Jason Knight's photo

I would say neither, because how they work and what they do has the nasty habit of destroying any chance at a properly accessible semantic deployment. they are a stunning example of taking something simple -- building a website or application UI -- and making it as convoluted, painful, and useless as possible.

They often use client-side scripting to do things HTML and CSS don't need scripting help to handle, concepts like CSR (client side rendering) in a manner that breaks accessibility and depending on the business type could land you in court for US ADA / UK EQA violations, and typically result in using two to ten times the code needed to do the job.

Everything I've ever seen done with web technology front-end frameworks falls into at least one of the following categories.

1) Things that break accessibility.

2) Things that could have been done faster, cleaner, simpler, and in a more sustainable fashion in a fraction the code, not even counting the size of the framework against the total.

3) Things that have zero blasted business on a website in the first place.

Which is why generally I am of the opinion that those who choose any sort of front-end framework -- be it HTML/CSS like bootstrap or w3.css, JavaScript like jQuery, or hybrids that also screw around server-side like react/vue -- simply haven't learned enough about HTML, CSS, or JavaScript to have any business building websites/web applications for business. You want to use it for a blog for grandma, fine. But I go into one more government agency, bank, public utility, or healthcare company facing daily accessibility fines because someone slopped things together with one of these {string of expletives omitted} frameworks, I'm gonna puke.

My current freelance work consisting almost entirely of ripping this trash out of business websites that have been raked over the coals by these {another string of expletives omitted} frameworks!

They are at best an ignorant choice made by those who haven't learned any better. Again, not meant as an insult; ignorant means you don't know. We can fix ignorant.

At worst though? Predatory scam that propagates and sustains itself with two-faced lies, and propaganda techniques like bandwagon and glittering generalities. The people actively promoting and deploying these systems for "business" looking at the average non tech-minded executive like a hyena who sees a baby lamb all alone in a field.

Do yourself and your business a favor, forget any of that nonsense even exists. Just use the underlying languages the way they were meant to be used. Every single claim you hear about such frameworks making things simpler, or easier, or "better when working with a team" is a bald faced lie! A lie painfully apparent to anyone who's taken the time to learn what semantic markup means and how to use it, how to maintain separation of presentation from content, and the most basic aspects of accessibility.

Paweł's photo

Both React and Vue are less of frameworks and more libraries to make some things easier. Which is better for business? This questions is totally misplaced. Those are tools. If you find a use for them in your business, then they are good for it. If not, otherwise.

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Ben Buchanan (200ok)'s photo

From the business perspective, they are both a solution for the UI layer of your application.

Where the business will care is things like...

  • in your market, can you hire people to do it?
  • how long does it take to ramp up new starters on projects using it?
  • can you get training?
  • how stable is the project/community


PhiGuy's photo

Pretty simple. They're actually both great frameworks. Here is the rule of thumb that I use.

React for large, scalable, industry apps.

Vue for small-medium Single Page Apps and prototypes.

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Good question.

To be honest, I think it's a matter of opinion. I think most developers would be fine to use VueJS for a large scale app these days. I'll give you the reason why I think React > Vue for large scale apps.

  • Size of Community: If you're building large apps, you're going to need lots of developers. These developers are going to run into bugs and problems and with a larger development community, you're more likely going to find a solution for these problems. Also the large developer community means you have a larger talent pool to draw from. (On the flip side, Vue is easier to learn than react, so ramp up time for new hires would be smaller with Vue).

  • Breadth of 3rd Party Packages: Depending on what your app is, you're going to not want to write everything yourself. One of the great things about react is, generally speaking, anything you want to build, is already out there in some way shape or form. VueJS is definitely on its way for this, there are some really amazing design libs for Vue. ( Vuetify, VueSax ).

  • Structure of Application: I personally like Reacts schema of organizing components over VueJS schema. So I am biased there. However, if I were to offer an unbiased opinion, a good JavaScript developer should have no problem working with either framework to build and organize a killer large-scale app.

Hope this helps. I appreciate the criticism and prompting me to explain my point of view ;) Paweł Świątkowski

Loke Carlsson's photo

My company is using both of them successfully! Either one works great!