JavaScript Frontend Framework CLI Showdown

Many modern JavaScript frontend frameworks are complemented by a standalone Command Line Interface (CLI) program that assists with setting up a suitable development environment. Since many developers who work with Stream also use one or more of these frameworks, we like to stay up to date. We’re also happy to pass on what we’ve learned. This post offers both rookie and veteran developers a breakdown and comparison of the CLI programs available for Angular, React, and Vue. The aim is to help new developers understand the benefits and tradeoffs associated with using a CLI tool as opposed to setting up the associated tooling from scratch. Experienced developers will appreciate a quick, yet thorough and independent comparison to refer to. This isn’t a benchmark and there isn’t a winner announced; as with most tools, it is a case of “horses for courses."