Once the bigger share of UX/UI work is done and we have determined exactly what your users need to get the most out of your product, the crucial next step is to implement the part of the software that they interact with: the frontend. A smooth and seamlessly integrated interface that doesn’t just look the part but is also functional and intuitive to use requires a flawless technological execution. Our developers are well-versed in all the common frameworks to achieve that in your project.
What framework suits your project best
Choosing the right framework for your project is a decision that depends on a variety of factors and is not just a question of preference. By far the most common frameworks are Angular and React, both of which we use extensively in our projects, albeit for different reasons.
When you have a lightweight app in which the developers should be able to code in a less restrictive style with more liberties, then React is a sensible choice. It is also better suited and easier to handle for straightforward websites that don’t require a lot of architectural considerations. Angular, on the other hand, is an incredibly exhaustive and wide-ranging solution whose potential can be fully harnessed in enterprise-scale web apps.
Alongside React and Vue.js, Angular is one of the most popular frontend frameworks among developers, and for good reason: as a continuation of the popular AngularJS framework, the all-rounder has thanks to its extensive functionality become a cornerstone of development at numerous well-known companies such as Google.
What makes Angular stand out compared to the alternatives? The framework is characterised by clearly defined best-practice guidelines, an abundance of out-of-the-box functionalities, consistent release cycles, a high degree of independence from external dependencies and a strictly modular structure.
In the following, we will go into more detail about these and other features such as complementary tools and libraries for the framework.
Angular — Among our Favorite Frontend Frameworks
What distinguishes the framework from its competitors?
React is the next success story from Silicon Valley and is also one of the most popular frontend frameworks. It is developed by Facebook and used in one of our largest ongoing projects. Especially when choosing between Angular and React, it is important to highlight that the two frameworks are suitable for different types of projects and coding styles. React is popular with startups due to its lower complexity and fast default performance, and it allows developers to take much more liberties with the structure of their applications. In contrast, Angular’s many features lend themselves especially well to enterprise applications.
Software ownership and licensing
The contrast between open source and proprietary software has characterised the IT sector for some time. Today, the situation is somewhat different: while many popular frameworks and technologies such as .NET Core are known to be owned by software giants such as Microsoft, they are often openly licensed and managed as open source projects. But what are the advantages for developer communities when companies move to an open source model? We will go into this in more detail on the following page.
Software Ownership in the Frontend Industry
What does software licensing in the frontend ecosystem look like?