With clearest official documentation, the smallest code base, integrates well with Bootstrap and learning that it was backed by strong projects like Laravel and a big company like Alibaba, getting started with Vue.JS is easier and helpful in enhancing legacy applications with no build process whatsoever:
Ember.JS on other hand is still an immensely competent framework and almost anything can be achieved with it. Ember.JS helps build the products instead of constantly configuring the stuff. Fast forward to today though Ember-cli has 95k weekly downloads, up from 75k a year ago. Sounds good? Hold in place – Vue has 330k weekly downloads!
It can be discerned that Ember’s magic has dimmed, big time, compared to its other JS framework counterparts. Let’s formalize our curiosity by sneaking at comparison below:
|Stability||Yes||Not as good as Vue.JS.|
|Community Support||Yes it has vast community support, is backed by Laravel and Alibaba||The smaller community as compared to Vue.JS|
|Documentation||It has enormous tutorials and updated documentation.||An extensive amount of outdated tutorials on the web.|
|Learnability||It’s easy to learn.||It is difficult to learn.|
|Integrating with Bootstrap||Yes|
|Code Base||It is lightweight. It’s too big for small projects.||It is a heavyweight. It’s suitable for both single page and big applications.|
|Performance||Vue.JS outperforms Ember.JS and batches updates automatically.||With Ember.JS one needs to manually manage run loops in performance critical situations. Even after its latest Glimmer engine update in Ember 3.x.|
|Tools to speed up development (Save time and deliver faster to production)||Ember comes with its own debugging tool – Ember inspector||Vue.JS comes with Bit, StoryBook, Vue dev, Vue Loader, Vue-CLI, Vue templates, and boilerplates.|
|Routing||Vue router library can be used for single page applications.||Routing is the central part of Ember applications. It enables developers to drive the application state from the URL.|
|Data Layer||Axios can be used to display data from an API.||Ember communicates with external API’s and manages application state consistently.|
One needs to decide what they really want to do – whether they want to create a single page application or just an application? Is it just a presentation layer that is required or a complete structure of the view, models, and controllers? Comparing Ember vs. Vue, if an app is required then frameworks like Ember.JS is suitable. Other way round, if a website is required, Vue.JS is preferable.
Vue.JS is a fast and responsive framework for designing the website front-end. It is lightweight, clean, data-driven and reactive front-end ViewModel can assist in swift development. Vue.JS takes the center-stage as it provides the minimal functionality. But of course, they provide officially well-maintained tools and docs.
In this way, there are lots of things to think about and this is in no way a comprehensive list. There is a requirement to know more depending upon the constraints upon which a developer works and considers other qualities such as download size or rendering performance. But we hope that this list serves as a decent introduction to the basic issues worth thinking about. We take responsibility to set benchmarks, develop expertise in today’s transformational technologies and learn how the web application development technologies can specifically help your organization grow. Need help? Drop us a query and our team will reply as soon as they can!
Manish Jain is the co-founder and Managing Director at Konstant Infosolutions. He is responsible for the overall operations of the company and has played a major role in bringing Konstant up from its humble beginnings and, with his immense energy and drive, transforming it into a globally trusted name in IT solutions.