When a developer chooses a tech stack they should display an understanding of the pros and cons of alternative solutions. Vue.js should be compared with the most popular front-end frameworks, React and Angular.
All three frameworks display similar performance. No significant difference here. However, Angular apps with the same base features and functionality have a larger compiled size than two other frameworks.
Ease of Use
React is widely considered to have a steep learning curve. Developers need to learn JSX, ES6, and a build system (like webpack) before they can be productive with React. Create React App assumes that you are building a single-page app thus adopting React for other scenarios would require extra learning time.
Angular effectively requires knowing TypeScript to get started with it. Angular framework design targets building enterprise-scale applications and is quite complex. Developers need to familiarize themselves with an extensive framework API and its concepts before starting to be productive.
Suitability for Large-scale Apps
React and Angular were developed by Facebook and Google, respectively, so they have been enterprise-grade frameworks from the start. While Vue.js started as a one-man project, it’s come a long way since then, attracting a large number of supporters and developers—its core team now has more than 20 developers.
More to the point, Vue.js has been adopted by a number of companies including the likes of Adobe and Alibaba.
Thus, all three frameworks are well-suited for building large-scale apps.
React is the most popular framework at the moment, having a considerably richer ecosystem than both Vue and Angular, with a large number of third-party libraries.