Vue js and it’s features
- Vue is really easy to use and has a much smaller learning curve than other frameworks.
- One of the best features of Vue is it uses virtual DOM and that makes it really faster.
- If you are working in a team with different developers then don’t worry. Because Vue can easily integrate with other popular frameworks.
- Vue has many built-in components while it’s really lightweight.
I think the above 4 Vue js advantages are enough to make you fall in love with Vue. However, it’s just the beginning I will show you how to use it and what other things you can do with it. Before I show you how to install Vue, let’s check out its pros and cons with other top frameworks.
Vue js advantages
Vue vs React
Still, if you aren’t satisfied with this brief Vue and React information. Then I would strictly suggest this awesome post Vue vs React to you. You can see how popular they are, how’s the job market, performance, speed benchmarks and much more.
Vue vs Angular 2
Cross-platform app development with Vue js
Weex is a cross-platform app building framework. Its supports the Vue js syntax so you can easily develop mobile apps with Vue. Weex is little different and more powerful than simple HTML 5 apps or hybrid apps. In addition to Weex, there are many other good frameworks available which support Vue.
We have already written a post where we have explained about the best frameworks to build mobile apps with Vue Js. In addition to all to get you started at mobile app development with vue js, we have written an awesome guide vue js with framework 7.
So you can clearly see the Vue js advantages.
Best backend framework to integrate with Vue js
Laravel is one of the most popular PHP frameworks. Vue and laravel are just made for each other according to their official docs. So if your project has laravel at the back end the Vue would be the best choice to adopt.
How to install vue js?
Finally, before we move to the installation part let’s see what are the excellent features Vue provides with an infographic.
You can install Vue js in many ways like script tag, CDN or CLI etc. If you are a beginner then the best way would be the use of script tag. In this post, i am using the vue CLI (Command Line Interface). So, first of all, you will need Node js in your system. So if you don’t have it then download it by the provided link. Now after you install node js its time to install the npm.
Now you are ready to install the vue cli. At first, open command prompt and type npm install -g vue-cli. It will take a while to download and install. Once its completed move on to the directory where you want to create your Vue project. Now open command prompt there and type the following command vue init webpack vue-app. You will not need any testing libraries for the first project so don’t install them. After the command executes It will create a folder called vue-app into the current directory. Now go inside the vue-app folder and run npm install. It will download all the dependencies for the current project. Finally run the npm run dev command to ensure everything is working well.
If you can see the above window in your browser then you did it right. Else you have done something wrong so follow last section carefully.
The setup is totally completed now so now open the vue-app folder into your favorite text editor. You will see a folder called src, that’s the main folder. It consists router, components, assets and 2 files. I can’t explain each and one of them in a single post. So i will explain some of them in the next post.
Finally that’s the end of our post hope yo guys have liked this. So your next move will be to start with a simple and easy guide which we have specially designed for you. Have a look at Vue js tutorial for absolute beginners. Let us know if you have liked it and don’t forget to share with your friends and let them also fall in love with Vue js advantages.