Highlighting the top 10 web development frameworks for 2017

Highlighting the top 10 web development frameworks for 2017

Regardless of whether or not you are brand-new to the world of web development or a seasoned veteran looking to take advantage of new technology to create web solutions that were never possible before, you’ll want to be sure that you are making the most of all the dev frameworks on the scene in 2017 that make amazing things online possible.

While there are more dev frameworks and tools out there now than you could possibly imagine, 10 of them have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Below you’ll find inside insight about the top 10 best web dev frameworks out there in 2017.


An open-source JavaScript framework designed to be used specifically with single page web applications that utilize MVC architectural patterns, this isn’t necessarily a full stack of JavaScript solutions but instead a front-end framework that deals only with your main pages.

Incredibly popular (especially after the release of version 2.0 – a total overhaul of the original code set), AngularJS is now released version 4.0 and is even better. Developed by the folks at Google, it’s nothing but the best of the best as is to be expected.


When it comes to backend web development frameworks, you are as well designed, has feature-rich, or as flexible as the solutions you get when you choose to take advantage of Laravel.

100% free, completely open source, and a robust PHP web framework designed for building advanced Web applications and cloud-based programs using the MVC architectural pattern, the real shining star of this tool is its modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager that streamlines your backend development significantly.


Just a few short years ago it would have been impossible to imagine Facebook – yes, THAT Facebook – to be so influential in the world of web development, but with the introduction of React.JS they have become one of the most important “gateways” in the world of JavaScript development.

Maintaining a vast open source JavaScript library (with the help of a large developer community), these library assets are used primarily for UI options in web applications, but there is a whole host of other library assets that are being taken advantage of by development platforms across all spectrums of online creation. The Facebook team behind React continues to pump money into the library, funding two years worth of research that has helped to propel the JavaScript community move forward into the future than they would have been able to all on their own.


The whole concept behind Node.JS was to use a variety of nonblocking and event-driven I/O solutions that helped JavaScript (and other web development packages) to remain as lightweight and as efficient as possible even when large amounts of data or running across a variety of different distributed devices.

Not only a rock solid framework that can be depended on in a variety of different development situations but a complete development environment at the same time, this has been a favorite of web developers for quite a while and likely will continue to be in the future.

Ruby on Rails

It’s kind of crazy to think now that Ruby on Rails is one of those “legacy technologies” in the world of web development, but since it was originally established in 2005 it definitely is the elder statesman of the web development world – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a number of tricks still up its sleeve!

Completely free of charge, capable of running efficiently on Linux (which also happens to be open source), Ruby on Rails isn’t just very easy to get started with as a new programmer it is also fun to play around with – and quite flexible and capable for veterans of the development community.


A PHP framework that has been designed specifically for larger scale or complex enterprise-level web applications, projects, and services, this is one of the most stable frameworks you are going to come across and a platform that can make the most of PHP 5 – with hooks and integrations built right in to make it flexible enough to use with any new overhaul or iteration of PHP as well.

It doesn’t hurt that this platform has also been designed to work with some of the world’s largest open source platforms, giving you the tools and technology you need to hit the ground running right out of the gate.


Another of those legacy technologies like Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET is Microsoft’s entry into the world of web development frameworks and has been available since 2002 – 2002!

Flexible, robust, and providing developers with powerful tools for creating dynamic web solutions, powerful web applications, and efficient web portals, this platform is built on the back of the Common Language Runtime that is maintained by a global development community and Microsoft itself.


Very, very similar to ASP.NET, this particular platform differs in that it is one of the most ambitious and well supported open source web development frameworks for the PHP community.

Really showing its strength when it is working to help develop mobile and web applications for systems that have repetitive tasks, this platform is designed to take advantage of smart component-based models, database abstraction layers, and even event-driven programming solutions with the flexibility to design and develop modular application architecture at the same time. Combine that with effortless data migration, and you’re looking at something special here.


A relative newcomer to the world of web development frameworks, Meteor is designed specifically to rapidly develop new software solutions while taking advantage of JavaScript on both the front-end and backend of the platform.

A full stack solution (utilizing a variety of libraries and packages all bound together, with the ability to utilize libraries and packages you selected as well), this produces a more efficient and more streamlined code base, and you’d be able to otherwise.


Incredibly popular since the very first day it was introduced to the open source web development community, Cake PHP revolves around a modular controller view and associative data mapping to provide professionals and amateurs with the ability to produce rapid and robust web applications in a very structured and efficient process.

It’s almost unbelievable to imagine, but this particular open source development framework as some of the best documentation and practical tutorials and guides within the framework itself. This gives new developers the opportunity to really immerse themselves in the world of Cake PHP without though they are lost in the woods.


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