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10 Best JavaScript Frameworks You Should Know in 2020

Himanshu Pal

Many JavaScript frameworks and libraries are released every year expanding the already huge and dynamic JS kingdom. Some gain popularity while some die a slow death.

It could be confusing for developers to choose the right JavaScript framework. In this post, I am going to list down the 10 most popular JS frameworks to make things easier for you.

Top 10 JavaScript Frameworks 2020

Here is the list of the 10 best JavaScript Frameworks you can use to build powerful web and mobile apps.

  • Angular.js

Angular is the definite ruler in the JS world. Developed and maintained by Google, it is a popular open-source front-end development framework. Many developers and software engineers use Angular.js to develop single-page web applications.

  • React.js

This JavaScript framework was developed in 2013 by Facebook. It is widely used in creating interactive user interfaces making it one of the most efficient open-source JavaScript libraries. React.js comes with Concurrent Mode and the Suspense model to help developers to build advanced apps.

  • Node.js

Node.js is another popular open-source and server-side Javascript framework built on Google Chrome’s V8 JavaScript Engine. It is the first choice among developers to build back-end services, server-side and networking applications with unmatchable performance and output.

  • Ember.js

Ember is the framework designed “for creating ambitious web applications.” Apple Music, a music streaming service is one of the most notable examples of an app built with Ember. It has well-defined best practices helping developers to build highly functional apps.

  • Meteor.js

Another framework gaining a lot of popularity is Meteor.js. It is developed by the Meteor Development Group and is written using Node.js. With its huge library and packages, meteor is apt for software, mobile, and cross-platform development.

  • Vue.js

Vue.js is a progressive framework used for building user interfaces. Its biggest advantage is its small size and the fact that it is extremely easy to understand making it a perfect choice to develop sophisticated single-page applications when combined with modern tools and supported libraries.

  • Polymer.js

Polymer.js is an open-source JavaScript library developed by Google. It is developed to allow reusing the HTML elements for building applications with components. It supports data binding - both one-way and two-way data binding.

  • Aurelia.js

Aurelia.js is the next generation client-side JS framework making a solid foothold for itself to develop a variety of application-like desktop applications using Electron, mobile apps using Cordova/CrossWalk/Phonegap and modern Browser apps. The best part is that it uses simple conventions to reduce the number of code developers and is compliant with new standards.

  • Backbone.js

Backbone.js is a JavaScript framework that works well with jQuery as well as Ruby on Rails (RoR). It is used by developers to build and structure client-side applications that run in a browser.

  • Mithril.js

Last but definitely not the least JS framework on our list is Mithril.js. It is a modern client-side JavaScript framework for building Single Page Applications. It's small (< 10kb gzip), fast and provides routing and XHR utilities out of the box. On top of it, it’s being used by companies like Vimeo and Nike.


It’s not easy to choose the right JavaScript framework from so many options. This list of top 10 JavaScript frameworks will help you narrow down the option best-suited for your business.

What are your thoughts on these Javascript frameworks, tell us in the comments section.

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