What is Vanilla Js?
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Why learn Vanilla JS?
Now that we know what Vanilla Js is, let us explore the idea of why we should even learn Vanilla Js when there are so many libraries out there that can make our lives easy. Let’s look at a few reasons why you should use Vanilla JS:
Vanilla JS is very easy to handle and a revelation for beginners as they don’t have to dig in and install libraries and learn about npm, or the compilation steps as well as no build. One just needs a text editor to start coding thus making Vanilla JS user-friendly as well as effortless.
Builds a base
If you don’t feel familiar with Vanilla JS and move on to other frameworks, such as node js or react js, believe me when I say that you will struggle to master such frameworks and will eventually need to return to Vanilla JS to grasp some fundamentals. Why move back and forth when you can go in one direction by first establishing a strong foundation and then moving forward?
Better web performance
For the front-end web, it is the most important part, and rightly so as it gives a much better web performance than most of the frameworks and libraries that are available right now. Unlike HTML or CSS the Vanilla JS needs to be parsed and compiled and a 30kb Vanilla JS file has a more significant impact than the same size of the file of HTML and CSS on web performance.
Vanilla Js does not need any external resources for which purpose the execution of Vanilla JS code occurs on the client-side hence making its speed excellent. It should also be kept in mind that the speed of Vanilla JS is not affected by the calls to a back-end server.
- Lacks Debugging utilities.
- No support for the network-based applications hence cannot be used to develop network-based applications.
- No multiprocessors as well as no multithreading.
- As the code is available on the client-side hence people can modify that code and use it for malicious activity.