Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Vue.js
The official website of Vue.js describes it as approachable, versatile and performant. The use of directives and components for controlling and rendering user interfaces in Vue js makes it a combination of React.js and Angular. Also, Vue.js has the capability to control HTML which is already being rendered by the server, which React.js does not offer. Like Angular and React, Vue is an open-source library, but it supports compact file size.
Vue.js is comparatively new framework but despite it, it is getting popularity. This 18-20 kilobyte framework has optimized the load time and usage. Its growing fame and increased use over other frameworks has inspired us to compile advantages and disadvantages of Vue.js. Let’s dig a little deeper.
Advantages of Vue.js
Like we have said above, Vue.js is enjoying growing popularity over React and Angular. Here are the reasons for that.
1. Small Size
The detailed documentation of Vue.js helps the developer to learn and understand it easily. The documentation part of the Vue.js let the inexperienced developers gain the basic knowledge to develop an app.
All the functions of Vue.js are easily accessible and the functions can be named according to developers choice. Vue.js is ease to customize as each segment can have a separate function.
Disadvantages of Vue.js
So far we have discusses the one side of the coin, and now is the time to explore the other side. No such application/software or a language has been developed that doesn’t have any kind of limitations. Every technology has benefits and setbacks. Though it depends on the developers whether they find the pro or cons adjustable or not. Let’s take a look at the main limitations of Vue js:
1. Lack of Support
Vue.js is a new language which has become popular in a short span of time but is not supported by a large community of active programmers. Moreover, the team that has developed Vue.js is also small resulting into the limited support. We can say that having a closed community is a disadvantage of this framework. Technology is evolving in nature, let’s keep the finger-crossed.
2. Language Barriers
Language barrier is another limitation of Vue.js which is being cited by many experts. Its creators are Chinese-American and they prefer the Chinese language over any other, which is not used in most of the countries. The coding of the framework written in Chinese creates issues for non-China developers.
3. Over Flexibility
In large projects where many developers are involved, the flexibility of Vue.js becomes an issue that can be sorted out if there is a large community present. There might be events when over-flexibility of Vue.js can lead to more errors and make the project over complicated.
4. Limited Plugins
Vue.js is new and still in the development phase so the support for many plugins is not available. But Vue.js can be combined with React or Angular to overcome this issue. To handle this situation developers switch to other languages.
The Final Words