App Frameworks (Desktop, Mobile, Tablet, etc.) Tools
Front-End App Frameworks: 1
- AngularJS (i.e Angular 1.x.x) + Batarang
- Angular (i.e. Angular 2.0.0 +) + angular-cli
- Aurelia + Aurelia CLI
- Ember + embercli + Ember Inspector
- React + create-react-app + React Developer Tools
- Vue.js + vue-cli & Vue.js devtools
Native Hybrid Mobile WebView (i.e., Browser Engine Driven) Frameworks:
Native Hybrid Mobile Development Webview (i.e., Browser Engine Driven) Environments/Platforms/Tools:
Native Desktop WebView (i.e., Browser Engine Driven) App Frameworks:
These solutions use a JS engine at runtime to interpret JS and bridge that to native APIs. No browser engine or WebView is used. The UI is constructed from native UI components.
References & demo apps:
If you are building a simple website that has minimal interactions with data (i.e. mostly a static content web site), you should avoid a front-end framework. A lot of work can be done with a task runner like Gulp and jQuery, while avoiding the unnecessary complexity of learning and using an app framework tool.
Want something smaller than React, consider Preact. Preact is an attempt to recreate the core value proposition of React (or similar libraries like Mithril) using as little code as possible, with first-class support for ES2015. Currently the library is around 3kb (minified & gzipped).