Vue.js one of the World’s leading language frameworks was developed by Evan You, a former employee of Google and Meteor Dev group in the year of 2013. Ever since it’s inception it has been used by many Chinese Companies such as Alibaba, Xiaomi and Sina Weibo. Of late the number of Vuejs developers are increasing owing to the rising popularity for this framework in recent years and was even included into the core of Laravel and Pagekit. Despite being supported only by its closed community of Vue.js developers, it can easily match products of giants such as Google and Facebook which are powered by Angular 2 and React.js. So what makes this framework so special? Let’s look at some of the various pros and cons of the Vue.js framework.

Pros

Small Size

One of the most significant features is its small size. Vue.js weighs only 18kb after gzipping. However, it should be noted that the Vue.js ecosystem is also small and fast.With Vue.js users can separate the template-to-virtual-DOM compiler and even the run time. Despite it’s small size Vue.js consistently outperforms bulky frameworks such as AngularJS and Ember JS.

Ease of understanding and development

The advantage with Vue.js is that it enables development of large scale templates. Which not only makes it easier for programmers but also saves a lot of time. Due to its uncomplicated structure very less time is spent on searching blocks containing errors.

Simple Integration

Unlike other Javascript frameworks, Vue.js useful both for building entire single page applications and for contributing components into existing apps.It has the ability to contain a component’s structure, logic and style all in one file which in turn makes it very simple to create flexible components which can be reused in other projects. One of the other interesting features is that it is excellent for adding lots of small reactive components to an existing template.

Comprehensive documentation

Vue.js has a very thorough and well-written documentation. For a beginner to write their first application, they just have to know some basic Javascript and HTML  and then they can complete halfway of the application.

Flexibility

If a user wants to write a quick app which will run straight from the browser, then Vue.js can really help you. It can even handle more sophisticated apps with JSX, ES6, routing and bundling. This flexibility makes it easy to switch to Vue because developers who have experience with React, Angular and JS framework would find Vue’s design very familiar.

Facilitates two-way communication

Vue.js is very responsive and is similar to Angular JS framework as it facilitates and speeds up the HTML blocks handling. Vue.js’s framework architecture makes it easy to implement one-way flows as well which is important when working with different components.

Cons

A closed community development

Unlike other frameworks, Vue doesn’t yet have the widespread support of its fellow frameworks as it is not as popular as React or Angular 2 & 4. There are far more resources for React.js than Vue.js.

Language Barrier

The creator is actually Chinese-American and is very supportive of the Chinese development community. A Majority of the users are non-English speaking communities which are perhaps one of the biggest issues with this framework. Predominantly most of the coding is written in Chinese, this complicates the work of English-speaking developers with Vue.js.

Being too flexible can be problematic

Sometimes flexibility can cause some issues for the developers. But Vue.js’s plethora of options might become a burden when deployed in larger projects that involve many developers.

Final Thoughts

Despite being relatively new, Vue.js is one of the fastest growing libraries currently which is definitely an indicator of its popularity. Similar to React.js Vue.js is not a framework in a complete sense but serves as a quick and easy fix for applications and interface development. It has few disadvantages compared to other frameworks with the language barrier proving to be the biggest problem. Apart from that, it’s high-speed rendering, efficient component operation and simplicity of code are some of it’s core strengths which make it one of the most preferred frameworks currently.