Frameworks are great tools to help relieve developers of constantly reinventing the wheel and rewriting code. When a project needs to be deployed efficiently and effectively, a framework will go a long way to helping your developer team make it happen.
There are quite a several frameworks to choose from, such as Vue.js, Angular, Svelte, Express.js, Bootstrap, and Django.
1. If what you’re working on is simple
If you’re working on a smaller project, a framework will only complicate matters, so you’re better off doing without.
If the project you’re working on is smaller, the time you save will be overshadowed by the time you spend either getting up to speed on the framework or adding it into the mix.
Don’t bother with a framework if the project’s goal is to keep it simple.
2. When HTML and CSS alone will do the trick
Step back and think about this: Are HTML and CSS enough to build the website or web application? If so, then stick with the basics.
Remember, frameworks abstract some of the more complex aspects of development. With the release of ES6, several new features (such as default parameters, template literals, multi-line strings, destructuring assignment, enhanced object literals, and arrow functions — along with modules and classes), reduce the need to even bother with frameworks for many use cases.
Before ES6, working with things like classes was a major challenge, even though previous iterations were designed to specifically support classes.
4. If creative freedom is your jam
From the official HTMX website, we see this example:
In this example, when a user clicks a button, an HTTP POST request is issued to /clicked, and then the response is used to replace the element using the parent-div from within the DOM.
Two main reasons for using a framework are speed and the integration of external data sources. If neither is an issue with your project, then a framework will only get in your way and squash your creativity.
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