The vanilla script is one of the lightest weight frameworks ever. It is very basic and straightforward to learn as well as to use. You can create significant and influential applications as well as websites using the vanilla script.
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Why should you learn vanilla JS?
This the very common question asked by the beginners that, when there are already so many other powerful frameworks and libraries available, why they should choose to learn vanilla Js and use it.
There are several reasons for choosing the vanilla js to learn and use it in our projects. Here we are discussing the following three main and most important of them.
This is much better for web performance than many other frameworks and libraries, as it is the most expensive and important part of the front-end stack. Vanilla js code needs to be compiled and parsed, unlike HTML and CSS files, which are available to use only when they’re downloaded. A file of js with a size of 50kb has a much more significant impact on web performance than the same size of HTMLand CSS files.
- User Experience
- It makes working with frameworks easier as well
In case, if any developer still wants to use any of the other frameworks, it makes working with them more comfortable as well. As we all aware of how hard it is to get started with a framework.
There’s a lot of assumed knowledge in the documentation, and understanding how all available tools works makes it quite easier to learn. A lot of beginners having little knowledge try to learn a framework, no wonders they get stuck somewhere after some time they quit focusing on the fundamentals of the Vanilla js. When they get comfortable, they again start learning frameworks, and this time they get things much quicker.
Some other important advantages of the vanilla script are as follows:
We can also use it in several different applications because it supports other languages such as PHP and Pearl etc.
- Server Load:-
- Rich interfaces:-
Disadvantages of the Vanilla Script
- We cannot use it for network-based applications because there is no such kind of support available.
- The vanilla script also does not have some capabilities such as multiprocessors, and multithreading, etc.
- It also does not allow reading and writing files for security reasons.