I’ve been pondering whether I was going to cover frameworks on my site because while I have used them, I prefer to write and reuse my own code. So, in this article I’m going to go through the pro’s and con’s of using frameworks.
This question oddly enough will get people hot headed real quick. In my personal opinion, I prefer JQuery, but I have found other frameworks to be very useful as well. If I write a tutorial on Frameworks, I can guarantee it will be on using JQuery though. Mainly because I know it best.
What are the Negatives of Frameworks?
I think the worst thing about Frameworks is that they are very complicated. In trying to be everything to everyone, they normally resemble this mass of code that is very confusing. I personally like to know how my code works and with Frameworks I find that very hard to accomplish.
Also, using frameworks will slow down your websites, because of their shear mass. I’m talking about additional seconds here not minutes, but still every second counts.
Because they change often, Frameworks will require you to keep up with their new ways of doing things.
What are the Positives of Frameworks?
Frameworks do one thing very well. They create great visual effects! When you want to create a fancy new site that will really dazzle people, you should definitely look into Frameworks.
Also, if you hate worrying about the browser wars, and want your site to work the same on every browser, you should also look into frameworks.
Till Next Time