What is Vue.js, and Why is it Cool?

Vue.js is a progressive JavaScript framework, which is used to build UIs (User Interfaces) and SPAs (Single-page Applications). This framework is famous for its fast-paced learning curve. It is such an easy to learn and approachable library that with the knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, we can start building web applications in Vue.js. The fast learning curve is kind of a signature of this framework. It is a versatile framework for our need as a library or a full-fledged framework for building huge web apps.

Evan You have created this framework. The idea of Evan You behind this framework is to build the best framework by combining the best features from already existing Angular and react Frameworks. Before building Vue.js, Evan You was working at Google. Inc and worked on Angular based projects. So, he came up with the idea of building his own framework. He picked the best parts of Angular, like template syntax, easy to use, and picked the best parts of React as well, like two-way data binding, the concept of props, component-based approach, and combined them to make a new framework Vue.js better than both of them.


Every framework has its own features and characteristics, because of which they are known and get priority over any other framework. Vue.js has a record of having the most stars at for the past 5 years. Although the community of Vue.js is smaller than the react JS, Vue.js stars record is describing and telling about the fans of Vue.js. Whoever uses it once, he/she falls in love with it.

Evolution and Growth

Vue was released way back in 2014. Since then, it is continuously evolving. At the beginning of 2018, Vue.js started beating Angular and becoming more famous in the market. Later, in September 2018, Evan You decided to announce the release of Vue 3.0. Vue.js is continuously evolving with the rapid growth in the usage and community of this framework. The community will keep growing because it was built on the best features combination of Angular and React.

Here are some of the features that we find exciting and the root cause of its rapid growth and make it cool.

Learning Curve & Well written Documentation

Vue.js has one of the best-written Documentation that we have ever seen and suggested. This Documentation takes us through an effortless and step by step guide that one doesn’t feel like hard learning or something different is happening. The learning curve is effortless if we compare it with the react.JS and Angular.

Modular and reusable code

This component-based approach was basically inspired by and picked from the ReactJS. We write code in the form of components to import that component and reuse it wherever we need it. Vue.js offers a single-file component, which makes it a loosely coupled and reusable code.

Mobile Development

There is one underrated feature of Vue.js, which is its cross-platform mobile development. Yes, just like react-native works for react.JS. Vue.js has WEEX developed by Alibaba, Native Script, and Ionic to help in developing mobile UIs. Native Script and WEEX claim that you just have to write the code once and then use/run it wherever you want.

Easy Development

Developers love to code or build applications in Vue.js. They feel freedom and comfort while developing in an unopinionated environment. Vue.js offers the best component-based approach like whatever a developer needs; he can find it in a single .vue file. Developers feel so comfortable and at ease when they don’t have to worry about or take care of the extra structure of a component.

Ecosystem for Development

Vue.js has a very active and vibrant community, which is helping a lot in evolution and growth. Vue.js provides a lot of different tools and libraries to facilitate the development process. The community has some remarkable and note tools and libraries that a coder or developer demands. For example,

  • Vue Router is used for any type of routing.
  • Vuex is used as a centralized store for state management.


Vue.js is an easy, fast-growing, and adaptable framework to implement in developing applications that anybody with the basic knowledge of web development can get started with because of its invisible learning curve and easy to understand Documentation.

Vue.js provides a full-fledged ecosystem, and it is counted in the top 3 JavaScript front-end frameworks. Honestly, it is the best framework it can be. It is backed by a lot of big names like Alibaba, Xiaomi, and Lara cast. So, it is a must-try framework if you have not tasted it yet.

About the author

Shehroz Azam

A Javascript Developer & Linux enthusiast with 4 years of industrial experience and proven know-how to combine creative and usability viewpoints resulting in world-class web applications. I have experience working with Vue, React & Node.js & currently working on article writing and video creation.