Disclaimer that ease of development should not be your only criteria when picking a framework. There are many things that are sacrificed the more involved your client's workload gets[13-15].
Alpine.js: A really minimal framework that also allows functionality to be added to the HTML markup. Surprisingly full featured, has side-effect handling and a global store, too.
Backbone: A jQuery solution that is more of a way to model and organize the data you are going to be passing around. Uses templating from Underscore to build components. A tutorial is here.
Fresh: Server-side framework that allows selective hydration for very fast pages. Uses Preact (which is a smaller React) and Typescript.
htmx and _hyperscript: Super lightweight and lets you bake in your actions directly to the HTML. If your app is simple enough, means no extra JS is needed at all. Wild stuff.
Marko: Can write your functionality into the HTML similar to Vue.
React: The classic. Makes SPA's slick and clean using components, but requires quite a few dependencies and Webpack and Babel, so is a bit unwieldy.
Svelte: A framework that has no dependencies; all the tooling, building, compiling are made in house. Seems to look really good, and I would love to use this in the future.
Vue: Allows functionality to be written in your HTML components, along with accompanying CSS and JS for each component.
- Pretty comprehensive list of frameworks and their many different types
- Making the world's fastest website and other mistakes
- radEventListener: a Tale of Client-side Framework Performance
- Frontend Performance: React SSR and the Uncanny Valley
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