Best JavaScript Frameworks for Developers

A framework is a reusable software platform to develop software applications, products and solutions. By using framework developers can build the application quickly and without worrying the coding for basic functionality.
Software frameworks include support programs, compilers, code libraries, tool sets, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that bring together all the different components to enable development of a project or solution.

JavaScript plays a very important part in front end development. In this article i have compiled a list of 10 best JavaScript Framework which any developer can use to develop their website quickly.

1. Backbone.js

Backbone.js

Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.

The project is hosted on GitHub, and the annotated source code is available, as well as an online test suite, an example application, a list of tutorials and a long list of real-world projects that use Backbone. Backbone is available for use under the MIT software license.

2. Agility.js

Agility.js

Agility.js is an MVC library for Javascript that lets you write maintainable and reusable browser code without the verbose or infrastructural overhead found in other MVC libraries. The goal is to enable developers to write web apps at least as quickly as with jQuery, while simplifying long-term maintainability through MVC objects.

The library itself is a small Javascript file (goal is to remain under 10K), and its only dependency is a recent version of jQuery. The project is licensed under the liberal MIT license.

3. Angular.js

Angular.js

AngularJS fits the definition of a framework the best, even though it’s much more lightweight than a typical framework and that’s why many confuse it with a library.

AngularJS is 100% JavaScript, 100% client side and compatible with both desktop and mobile browsers. So it’s definitely not a plugin or some other native browser extension.

4. Sammy.js

Sammy.js

Sammy.js is a tiny JavaScript framework developed to ease the pain and provide a basic structure for developing JavaScript applications.Sammy tries to achieve this by providing a small ‘core’ framework and an ever-growing list of plugins for specific functionality. The core includes a simple API for defining applications which are made up primarily of routes and events. By driving application development around a small and specific API, Sammy attempts to keep your code organized while still allowing a lot of breathing room to define your own style and structure.

5. Stapes.js

Stapes.js

Stapes.js is designed to be agnostic about your setup and style of coding. Like to code using models, views and controllers? Or just with modules? Use jQuery? Zepto? React? Rivets? Whatever you fancy, Stapes gives you the necessary building blocks to build a kick-ass app.

Class creation, custom events, and data methods. That’s all it does. Even a lightweight framework like Backbone has more than 75 methods, Stapes has just 20.

6. Can.js

Canjs

CanJS is a JavaScript library that makes developing complex applications simple and fast. Easy-to-learn, small, and unassuming of your application structure, but with modern features like custom tags and 2-way binding. Creating apps is easy and maintainable.

7. MochiKit.js

MochiKit

MochiKit is a highly documented and well tested, suite of JavaScript libraries that will help you get work done, fast. They took ideas from our Python, Objective-C, etc. experience and adapted it to the crazy world of JavaScript.
8. Ext.js

Ext.js

Sencha Ext JS is the leading standard for business-grade web application development. With over 100 examples, 1000 APIs, hundreds of components, a full documentation suite and built in themes, Ext JS provides the tools necessary to build robust desktop applications. Ext JS also brings a rich data package that allows developers to use a model-view-controller (MVC) architecture when building their app.

9. Qunit.js

Qunit

QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit testing framework. It’s used by the jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile projects and is capable of testing any generic JavaScript code, including itself!

10. Amplify.js

Amplify

AmplifyJS is a set of components designed to solve common web application problems with a simplistic API. Amplify’s goal is to simplify all forms of data handling by providing a unified API for various data sources. Amplify’s store component handles persistent client-side storage, using standards like localStorage and sessionStorage, but falling back on non-standard implementations for older browsers. Amplify’s request adds some additional features to jQuery’s ajax method while abstracting away the underlying data source.

I tried to list out Best JavaScript Framework which you can use to develop your web application. If you know any other awesome framework please comment below. Also if you are interested to submit any programming related article you can do so by visiting here Join CodingByte

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  1. Nice article, always wanted a good list with diverse JS frameworks. Qunit.js and Angular are on my list for now 😉

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