But what if I told you there was a vendor, Material Design Bootstrap, that has released 4 free versions of its Bootstrap Software Development kit:
using the latest versions of jQuery, Angular, React and Vue. Each JS UI Framework is used to drive the Bootstrap4 components – literally hundreds of them like the sample of Cards code shown below:
This Cards example uses a React JSX component to deliver the Bootstrap Cards functionality. Meanwhile Bootstrap provides the multi-columns display with responsive layout for tablets and mobile phones as well as the desktop view shown here.
But wait, I can do the same Cards look and feel with the Bootstrap 4 Development Kit for Vue with Vue template code used to implement the Card:
And Angular has not been left out either as seen by the following Carousel code done in Angular:
But remember there is also jQuery, React and Vue code for this very same Carousel component and options. So this means one can how the same problem was solved with 4 major JS UI frameworks. And not just once or twice but hundreds of times. And the basic Bootstrap coding kits are free.
Now I know jQuery has gone out of fashion, but I find I am using jQuery all over the place in Bootstrap Single Page Apps with PWA credentials. Like that nifty Gallery library with masonry, justified, and grid layouts; or the DataTables with pagination, sorting and striped rows; or the Smart Slider with Landing Page animations just not doable elsewhere; or simple robust tooltips done so many optional ways; or 99++ other nifty jQuery plugins that manage to sneak into my code, lurking to be lazyloaded when needed.
Material Design Bootstrap – 4 free Bootstrap 4 Development kits each using 1 of 4 popular JS UI frameworks with extensive docs +code examples
Fusion Charts Overview – top 4 JS UI Frameworks with frank pros and cons
Frontend Trends 2018 – Looks at JS UI Frameworks including nifty newbies but also explores broader web, mobile cloud trends
FreeCodeCamp – See how big JS UI Frameworks do against the new upstarts for speed, download size, lines of code benchmarks
HackerNoon – provides a list of the 23 best React add-on libraries