Top 5 Trending Front-End Frameworks In 2018

Web development includes two sides – the client side and the server side. The client-side frameworks usually are JavaScript libraries and run in Web browser, such as Angular, React, and Vue. The server side frameworks usually use a programming language with a compiler and run on a Web server such as Node, PHP, and ASP.NET.

In my previous article, Top 5 Web Development Frameworks in 2018, I covered some trending Web development frameworks on the rise for 2018. To continue this trend, in this article, I will list some of the popular and trending JavaScript front-end frameworks in 2018.

Most of the trending and popular front-end frameworks are based on JavaScript. According to NPM, the top 5 most popular front-end frameworks are Backbone, React, Angular, Ember, and Vue.



Angular (originally developed and referred to as AngularJS) is an open-source front-end development framework for mobile and desktop that is based on JavaScript and MVC.

Angular is a JavaScript framework and requires you to have an understanding of JavaScript and MVC. The key characteristics of Angular includes platform agnostic, developed for speed and performance, and incredible tooling.

Today, Angular has become one of the most popular Web development frameworks for building large scale web applications. Currently, there are 17,027 Angular jobs available on The average salary for an Angular Web Developer and an Angular Senior Software Engineer is $78k and $114k respectively.

The current stable version of Angular is 5.0. Here is a good step by step tutorial to Learn Angular 4.0 in 10 Days.

Learn more and Get started with Angular on C# Corner here >


React, originally developed and maintained by Facebook in 2013, is an open-source, declarative, component-based, and learn once, write anywhere JavaScript library for building large data-driven web applications. Besides being open source and lightweight, React features speed, simplicity, and scalability.

Today, React has become one of the most in-demand Web development frameworks. Currently, there are 43,436 React jobs available on The average salary for a React Developer and a Full Stack Developer is $85k and $110k per year respectively.

The current stable version of React is 16.2.0. Here are some resources on React on C# Corner >

Learn more and get started with Reach here:


Backbone (also known as Backbone.js) is one of the earlier JS frameworks with a RESTful JSON interface and is based on the model–view–presenter (MVP) application design pattern.

Backbone was created by Jeremy Ashkenas in 2010 and after 7 years, Backbone remains one of the most popular JavaScript front end frameworks.

Currently, there are 5,135 Backbone jobs available on The average salary for a Backbone Front End Developer and a Backbone Full Stack Developer is $102k and $110k respectively.

The current stable version of Backbone.js is 1.3.3 that was released on April 5, 2016. Here is a good beginner article: Introduction to Backbone.js here >

Learn Backbone.js on C# Corner


Ember is another popular JavaScript based front end framework. Ember.js is an open-source JavaScript framework, based on the MVVM (Model View ViewModel) design pattern that allows developers to create scalable single-page web applications.

Currently, there are 1,489 Ember jobs available on The salary for Ember developers range between $65k and $114k.

Developed by Yehuda Katz, the current stable version of Ember is 2.16.2.

Get started here - Ember.js Quick Start Guide


Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) also known as vue.js is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. On the other hand, Vue is also perfectly capable of powering sophisticated Single-Page Applications when used in combination with modern tooling and supporting libraries.

Vue, which focuses on the view part of a web page, is another popular front end framework. Currently, there are 1,316 Vuew jobs available on The average salary for a Vue developer is around $100k or more.

Vue was created by Evan You in 2014. The current stable version of vue.js is 2.5.9.

Learn more and Learn more and get started with Vue here >

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