React and Vue front-ends
For several single page applications (SPAS) we use the React framework. React is a frontend framework that was initially created for Facebook and dates back to 2013. Since then it has been continuously developed and improved.
The main advantage of React is that it is completely focused on building the user interface of an application and the user interaction with it. As a result, several reusable components have been developed. It is also possible to make the pages server side responsive, which ensures faster load times. Because of its fast loading times and focus on user interaction, React is a framework that is used to stimulate a positive user experience.
The Vue framework also uses several components that are reusable. Vue can be used well for a single page application in combination with the Nuxt.js library, which is server side rendered.
Vue dates back to 2014 and also continues to be developed and improved. The advantage of the Vue frontend framework is that a frontend developer can (learn) to use this framework faster, but it offers slightly less flexibility compared to the React framework.
Progressive Web Apps
For both frameworks, there is a large community behind them that has created many components and libraries and continues to extend this functionality. The above frameworks can both be used for the development of Single Page Applications.
This also opens the door to develop a Progressive Web App (PWA) for your page. This means that the web page on a mobile can behave like a normal mobile application. With Progressive Web App it is for example possible to make (parts of) your website available offline.