All the frameworks and libraries in the post hold something unique to offer the JavaScript community. The community is among the best choice makers and one of the supreme factors to be considered in choosing a framework.

If you are a novice to JavaScript, it is always recommended to choose experienced and proficient frameworks. Examples are AngularJS or Angular2, Ember, ReactJS, Vue, Meteor, Node.js, and Backbone.js and you can use any one for your development but should know the basics of the key frameworks to decide on which one is best for you. Using framework is the first choice of freelance web designers and freelance developers. You should also remain in touch with the constant developments happening in the framework of your choice to make the best use of new features and functions.


The Ember.js is an open-source JavaScript web framework. The base of this framework is the Model–View–ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. It allows developers to create scalable one-page web applications by incorporating common idioms and best practices into the framework.

When you want to build a big app, you should use Ember. The best thing about Ember is its clean upgrade path and steady progress. Back in 2015 Ember was called the best JavaScript framework for a web application, leaving behind React and AngularJS. The advantage of new frameworks is that can pick-up the best from old ones and can add new features to make it more attractive.

This framework is for complex feature-rich web applications and website. Among the top users are Blue Apron, Nordstrom, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Netflix and many others. Moreover, it is very easy to learn, and there are plenty of tutorials and guides available online.

Ember.js was developed by SproutIt and later by Apple. If you work on multipage, navigational, long-term project, EmberJS is a right choice. It is a framework for those who have to focus on conventions rather than configurations. It holds very a robust routing framework. Some key users of Ember include Yahoo, Groupon, and ZenDesk.


Creating a JavaScript template refers to the client-side data binding method. The approach became popular with JavaScript’s increased use and its increase in client processing features.

Vue.js is a library for building web interfaces.  Vuejs is easy, a minimal core with an incrementally adoptable stack that can handle apps of any scale.  The Vue framework is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. This library has focused on the view layer only and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries. On the other hand, Vue is also perfectly capable of powering sophisticated Applications when used in combination with supporting libraries.

If your development team consist of HTML/CSS developers or freelance web developers, you may pick Vue.  Vue is very easy to learn and has very good docs. The Vue 2.0 release came in the year 2016, and it has best of Ember, React and Angular frameworks. It is proved to be faster and leaner, comparing to React and Angular 2.0. Vue.js is good for the quick development of solutions. It can become a firm basis for high-end single page applications (SPAs).

In the front-end frameworks, there are typically two choices which developers usually make, either Angular or Ember, but Vue.js frontend JavaScript framework is becoming a popular choice amongst the developers. It is a best practice to use a single framework within one complete project (even by different developers working remotely). It is a library for building web interfaces. The framework is a bit tricky to learn but once you understand how it works the syntax seems simple to learn.


The Meteor, or MeteorJS, is a free and open-source JavaScript web framework written using Node.js. Meteor allows the creation of fast prototypes and can produce cross-platform programs. It integrates with MongoDB and uses the Distributed Data Protocol to automatically pass on the data changes to clients without requiring the developer to write any synchronisation code.

It is a full-stack framework, and the core development team working on this framework started with blaze and currently prefers to react for the frontend. But you can pick any other front-end framework and integrate it into this framework. Meteor is among the most popular JavaScript frameworks with tons of features for back-end development, front-end rendering, database management and business logic. Since the release in 2012, its ecosystem has grown drastically and at a swift rate.

It enables fast development of end-to-end web and mobile applications in pure JavaScript. Due to the modular structure, all the packages and libraries are in use. Regarding performance, in this case, all database changes are quickly transmitted to the User Interface. There are no evident time losses caused by different languages or server response time. The MeteorJS is useful during all the phases of software development lifecycle and takes care of processes like linking, files concatenation and others.

The Meteor is not just a JavaScript library, but it is a full-stack solution which comprises of frontend libraries, a command-line tool, and a Node.js-based server. Meteor makes it very easy to build web applications and therefore takes care of all the processes such as file linking, concatenating of files, etc.

This open source project helps developers in building applications like real-time chat applications or custom dashboards or social communities. Meteor comprises of many features and therefore requires JavaScript expertise for learning the same. Skilled and experienced JavaScript developers can build anything with this platform.


There are probably more than 25 JavaScript frameworks, and most of them have the source language as JavaScript. The Ember, Vue and Meteor and other frameworks mentioned at the start of the Article are all well-known frameworks. We have tried to specify which one is best in which conditions and advantages of the same. Consider different features and browser support as well while comparing the details. One more consideration is related to freelance work, where you have very less support available from your team and selecting the best tools is very critical to your success. So if you make use as per these guidelines, any one of the listed frameworks is a good choice in 2017.

Kitty Gupta