I was curious; are there any frameworks that have the advantages of frameworks like React/Angular/Vue, yet maintain the simplicity of integration like jQuery?
I love the little I have learned about React/Vue/Angular, but I have concerns about the tooling needed, setup work, maintenance, new user on-boarding, etc., to use these frameworks. Also, most things I build don’t require such robust architecture.
Can anyone suggest a framework that doesn’t need all the overhead yet still offers some/all the amenities of the larger/more popular frameworks?
While I want to continue learning Angular/React, I find that I usually need something a bit better than jQuery, but not as robust as Vue/React/Angular.
My dream framework would be something that doesn’t need to be compiled, plays nicely with jQuery/other pure JS scripts/plugins, and can be ran on a more traditional server-side rendered site; for example, I use Java framework (Spark) to handle routes, render pages/templates, etc. Then, I’d like to use a lighter-weight, easier to grok JS framework to handle data-binding, some routing, and inner-page SPA functionality.
Does such a JS framework exist?
Sorry if I sound like a noob. I’m trying to get out of the jQuery plugin world …
P.S. One concern I have about not using React or Vue, for example, is that any other framework might not look as “good” on a resume. Don’t get me wrong, I want to pick the best tool for the job, but I also want to keep my skills competitive.
Thanks so much for the help!