Top 10 Web Development Frameworks in 2020

Top 10 Web Development Frameworks in 2020

When it comes to web development, frameworks are an essential component. With web application standards rising so rapidly, so too is the complexity of the technology required.

There are many frontend and backend web development frameworks to choose from. Here we list the top 10 most robust frontend and backend web development frameworks for 2020:

Best Backend Frameworks:

1.     Express

Express is fast becoming one of the most trending frameworks thanks to its fast and minimal framework. It provides some core framework functionalities and enables you to build an application in an efficient and flexible way. Overall, its programming is much easier than any other platform, while it is incredibly easy to find and correct errors, thanks to the debugging mechanisms.

2.     Django

This Model-View-Template framework uses Python for web development. It offers authentication and messaging, follows the Convention Over Configuration pattern, and offers optimal security. It is such a popular framework that it is used by giants such as Instagram, Google, and YouTube.

3.     Laravel

This popular Model-View-Controller framework uses PHP, which is one of the web’s most popular languages. Featuring building authentication and authorisation systems, this state-of-the-art framework is easy to use. There is also a huge community, where users can choose from thousands of videos and tutorials.  While it’s great for beginners, it doesn’t possess the same in-depth functionalities as Django or Express.

4.     Rails

This Model-View-Controller framework uses Ruby. Used by brands such as Hulu, Airbnb, and Spotify, it is a user-friendly framework that helps users to quickly and efficiently develop sites. There is also a robust community offering reliable advice, tutorials, and resources to help you adapt to the framework in no time at all.

5.     Spring

This is a Model-View-Controller framework that uses Java, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Used by a website such as Ticketmaster and Wix, Spring is a scalable, flexible and lightweight framework that improves productivity and reduces errors. Though the benefits are plentiful, the learning curve can be steep, especially for newcomers to Java.

Best Frontend Frameworks:

6.     Angular

Used by Google, PayPal and Microsoft, this is a front-end framework with a focus on building rich single-page applications. It features a vibrant framework and is able to build complete client-side applications. The biggest downside of Angular is its size, particularly when compared to other frameworks. Also, it’s not SEO-friendly, although it can be SEO optimised.

7.     React

This is a frontend library that was developed by Facebook and is used by Facebook and Instagram. It is easy to use, SEO-friendly and guarantees stable code. It comes with a helpful developer toolset, is backed by a strong community and is used by an array of companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s.

8.     Vue

This up-and-coming framework is designed to help you build complete frontend applications. This progressive framework is small, easy to understand and flexible. It also features great tools and simple integration. 

9.     Ember

Voted the best JavaScript framework in 2015, Ember has numerous notable features, including two-way data binding and URL-support. Its goal is to maximise productivity, whether by adopting best JS practices in its core design or eliminating the need for timewasting activities.  

10.  Backbone

This fluid framework is ideal for building rich single-page applications. It has a vibrant ecosystem and alleviates the cluttered code by implementing event-driven communication between models and views.


A great web development framework should be easy to install with a core library, scalability, and documentation. Evidently there is plenty to choose from, but your ultimate decision will depend on your specific requirements.

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