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Angular vs React JS vs Vue Js: A comparison of front-end javascript frameworks for headless (decoupled) Drupal 8

There are many articles comparing various aspects of the three most popular JavaScript frameworks, namely Angular, Vue.js and React JS. Most of these articles compare them on job demand, developer usage, developer opinion, generic pros and cons, popularity, community support and the likes. That is not what I’m going to do here. This article will provide an insight into the actual usability and practical use of these frameworks. How can this be achieved? By implementing the same single page app using the three frameworks separately.

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React vs Angular : The better head for the "Headless (decoupled) Drupal"

Drupal has always been criticized for its difficulty in creating truly good UI/UX, especially Drupal 7. In Drupal 8 this is considerably easier with the new twig engine. Even then there is a limitation to what we can do with the UI/UX. Don’t get me wrong, Drupal 8 backend is a godsend; extremely flexible and extensible. But to actually get that much flexibility in the front, we have to decouple.

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