Vue.js 3.0 brings more speed, more TypeScript
A production release of Vue.js 3.0 has been slated to be ready by this month. The Vue 3.0 beta is available from GitHub. For better performance, Vue 3.0 features a rewritten virtual DOM and compiler-informed fast paths. Server-side rendering is two to three times faster, based on benchmarks simulating typical scenarios. Component initialization is more efficient, and update performance is also improved.
Tree-shaking, which reduces the output file size and improves overall performance, also is highlighted, with most optional Vue features, such as the v-model directive for creating two-way data bindings, now tree-shakeable. The Composition API featured in Vue 3.0, which is usable alongside the Options API, offers a set of additive, function-based APIs that allow flexible composition of component logic and reuse.
Other capabilities highlighted in the Vue.js 3.0 beta include:
- Explorative type-checking in SFC (Single File Components).
- A Custom Renderer API, set to have integration with the NativeScript framework.
- A Fragments capability designed to solve an issue where multiple root components are not allowed. Progress Telerik, maker of NativeScript, has described Fragments as template wrapper tags used to structure a presentation without impacting semantics.
The open source “progressive” Vue.js framework is intended to enable development of more testable, maintainable web user interfaces. Web pages can be split up into reusable components. Vue.js is reactive; when data changes, the framework takes care of updating every part of a web page where the data is being used. Vue.js has 166,000 stars on GitHub.
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