A good application is like a well-oiled machine, each part of which is in its place and works flawlessly. In the case of a software system, instead of combining gears and springs, developers use programming languages, libraries, and frameworks. Choosing the right tech stack (a combination of tools for implementing your software idea) is the guarantee that your app will work according to your expectations, won’t disappoint the users, and won’t require many hours of rework in the future. It’s important to remember that a specific technology is designed to solve a particular problem. Therefore, you have to choose your tech stack according to the peculiarities of your business.
When Choosing Webix is a Good Option
Let’s start with a description of Vue.js and Webix to outline their main features.
One of the main advantages of Vue.js is its flexibility which allows developers to use a set of pretty basic features to build full-featured web applications. A wide variety of development tools such as Vuex for state management, Vue Router for app URL management, or Vue Server-Side Renderer help to build complex solutions with minimum efforts. The use of the state management mechanisms implemented by Vue.js developers allows creating apps that, in most cases, require less memory and run faster than React-based apps. The component-based flow of Vue.js enables simple customization.
Both of the described options look really great, and it may be hard to prefer one or another. Unfortunately, picking a UI framework without understanding its strong and weak sides may lead to unpleasant consequences. To help you understand better when Vue.js is not the best choice, we’ll share some scenarios.
When You Plan to Build Something Large
Flexible development tools are great, but sometimes we face such a thing as over-flexibility, and Vue.js is one of the examples. In large projects, with many developers involved, the over-flexibility of Vue can become a source of errors and unwanted complications. A relatively new language that doesn’t have a large community of active programmers requires some time to get corporate backing which can make a difference over time.
To better understand what kind of solutions you can build with Webix, you can check the results of building this ERP system for construction supervision and project management. Also, there are dozens of other examples in our portfolio.
When You Plan to Build a Long-playing Project
A relatively small number of active developers involve some other issues to keep in mind. Vue.js is still a new technology that is evolving very fast and is not as famous as React or Angular, for example. A relatively small community’s interest may switch to another technology, resulting in slower development or even stagnation. The issue isn’t relevant for React, for example, since Facebook is actively investing in this technology. On the other hand, with Vue.js you risk facing a lack of new features or support from the developers’ side, which can affect your app and decrease customer satisfaction.
When You Don’t Want to Face a Shortage of Experienced Developers Over Time
There aren’t as many experienced Vue.js developers as you may wish. The technology is new, and it is frequently updating, which is not always a good thing since even skilled programmers have to spend some time exploring Vue’s possibilities to get the most of it. If you decide to add new functionality in your Vue-based app or fix some problems, it may turn out that it’s not so easy to find a specialist with the required experience.
You Want to Work With People Who Know What They’re Doing
By choosing Webix, you get a unique opportunity to hire the people who created and actively support it. Our programmers know everything about Webix and can use this knowledge to create software solutions of any complexity. With more than eight years of experience in the market of UI libraries, 150+ completed projects, and more than 10,000 active users from all over the world, we have enough expertise to guarantee the excellent quality of our Webix applications.
If you want to learn more about Webix and how its features can yield benefits to your business, please contact us.