Introduction to Polymer

Polymer.js is a front end Framework in the list of top JavaScript frameworks for 2019. Polymer was created by a team of engineers at Google and launched in 2015. It is an open source JavaScript library that is used to create cross browser compatible web applications using reusable web components. All major Google services are built using polymer namely – YouTube, Google play music, Google play movies, Allo, Google I/O and Google Earth. Polymer allows developers to create their own components using HTML and CSS and add interactions using JavaScript.

Front end frameworks also referred to as “CSS frameworks,” these are packages containing pre-written, standardized code in files and folders. They give you a base to build on while still allowing flexibility with the final design. Typically, front-end frameworks contain the following components:

  • A grid which makes it simple to organize the design elements of your website
  • Defined font styles and sizing that varies based on its function (different typography for headings versus paragraphs, etc.)
  • Pre-built website components like side panels, buttons, and navigation bars

Depending on the specific framework you choose, there’s a lot more they are capable of as well.

The pivotal reason for JavaScript’s widespread popularity and dominance lies in its versatility and flexibility. Not only is JavaScript regarded as the language of the web for traditional client-side use, but it is also now being used for server-side applications along with native mobile app development, desktop applications, machine learning for automation, progressive web apps and more.

There are hundreds of JavaScript frameworks and libraries available at your disposal with dozens more being launched every month which can make the task of choosing the right frameworks for your next project an intimidating and daunting task. To help you out, I have curated the list of top 11 JavaScript frameworks for 2019. I have compiled this list based on the statistics provided by the survey of state of js and have also referred to Similar Tech for usage statistics.

Usage Statistics:

  • 4k websites on the internet are powered by Polymer.
  • 3.8% of javascript developers are currently using Polymer.
  • Ranked 6th most popular front-end javascript framework in State Of JS survey.
  • Github – 20k stars, 1.9k forks and 140 contributors.

Why Polymer Is One Of The Top JavaScript Frameworks For 2019?

  • Polymer.js enables developers to build their own custom HTML elements.
  • Lightning Speed – compared to other front end JavaScript frameworks, polymer clocks lightning fast speed especially on chrome and safari browser.
  • Supports both One-way and two-way data binding.
  • Cross browser compatibility: polymer was designed especially with keeping cross browser compatibility testing in mind.

Problems With Polymer:

  • Unlike its peers, it lacks server-side rendering.
  • Not abundant resources: As compared to react Vue and angular, polymer has scarce resources available on the net and has a very small community which has shunted its growth in popularity .

Frameworks are incredibly helpful tools for front-end design, especially if you have a job where you’re frequently developing that side. They allow you to speed up your workflow and increase your productivity without sacrificing quality or functionality, while still leaving the door open for a unique, customized look. Just remember to use them as a tool to complement your skills, not as a way to cut corners—and enjoy!

The above is a brief about Polymer.js. Watch this space for more updates on the latest trends in Technology.

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