30 Best JavaScript Frameworks 2016

With new Javascript frameworks showing up year after year, it’s becoming impossible to keep up on which ones really deliver. To help make things easier for you, we scoured through Javascript communities and asked about the best frameworks out there. Of course, we can’t really expect one js library to solve all your problems. But here are 30 of the most reliable, powerful, and versatile frameworks out there that every developer should have in their arsenal. We have something for everyone; newbies, experts, front-end, back-end and everything in between.

  1. React

React is built for speed via via a virtual DOM diff with the DOM and by allowing you to build small, reusable components that encompass the template and the JavaScript logic behind them.

  1. Angular 2.0

Despite its waning popularity, Angular is still a favorite among many organizations thanks to its mobile performance and the ability to develop both web and mobile apps on the same frontend framework.

  1. Vue.js

Vue.js is a powerful front-end framework takes the best parts of many other frameworks and bundles them up into a cohesive, digestible whole.

  1. Trails

Trails is a modular web framework that allows you to swap out components (even the server) so you can easily extend your app with reusable trail-packs.

  1. Nodal

Nodal is an easy to use framework for creating REST APIs very easily, primarily through the use of code generators.

  1. Adonis

Adonis embraces the architecture & design patterns Laravel advocates and brings them to node.js.

Best suited to those who are not just interested in building stateless REST APIs but those who also wish to do server-side applications.

  1. Strapi

What makes Strapi unique is its dashboard, which gives you to ability to build your API via a web interface and the resulting code is synced down to your computer.

  1. MobX

MobX makes developers lives easier by automatically deriving everything that can be derived from an application state, from UI all the way to server communications.

  1. Omniscient

Omniscient encourages small, composable components to help developers to build functional UIs and  enabling a more static model of development.

  1. Ractive

Ractive’s biggest draw is its ability to create interactive application like experience within the browsers and making it feel seamless.

  1. Mercury

Mercury is modular front-end framework that provides a number of pre-built, fully reactive and responsive web modules and components.

  1. AngularJS

Angular’s extensive framework nature enable sit to fully support extendable libraries and plugins, making it one of the most popular javascript libraries.

  1. JQuery

70% of the world’s websites have come to rely on this tiny library, making the whole web a fully interactive experience.

  1. Socket

Socket is feature rich with fully functional real-time communication between the client and the server instant messaging platforms, interactive document collaboration, real-time stats for your apps and projects (analytics), and so much more.

  1. Polymer

Google’s Polymer is all about fast and modern web design through the ability to create and reuse web components.

  1. Node

One of the most widely used open-source frameworks in the world today thanks to its scalability and versatility.

  1. Meteor

Meteor has revolutionized web development by front-end and back-end development a unified, complexity-less experience.

  1. D3

D3 is a data-driven visual component JS library that allows developers to use JavaScript to build amazing visuals, animations and graphics

  1. Ember

Ember a simple yet powerful framework that helps developers to build complex large-client-side applications.

  1. Aurelia

Aurelia is a next generation web development module like framework consisting of several small and big libraries that can be used either together, or separately.

  1. Knockout

Knockout’s strength is in its flexibility. It can easily adapt to any other available framework and has powerful features like declarative bindings, automatic UI refresh, dependency tracking, and templating features.

  1. Keystone

Keystone is a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS) framework available built the support of Express.js and MongoDB.

  1. Backbone

With its easy to understand modules, no wonder Backbone is a favorite among JavaScript developers.

  1. Stapes

Stapes is a great framework with primary focus is on class creation, custom events, and data methods.

  1. Kinetic

Kinetic is a fast, stable HTML5 Canvas JavaScript framework. It’s not being maintained anymore but it’s still pretty solid library.

  1. Fabric

Fabric is a framework that makes it easy to work with HTML5 canvas element, allowing you to create and populate objects on canvas.

  1. Skel

Skel is a clean JavaScript framework that comes with a CSS grid system, breakpoints, and features like API functions and normalization of browser styles.

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PerOla Hammar 陈家悦
Father of 2. Marketing, sales & web geek who is open-minded & eager to learn. Experienced a lot in the past years, both good and bad. Lesson learned? LIVE LIFE!