Should You Learn A Javascript Framework?

Should You Learn A Javascript Framework?

Nowadays, almost after each month a new javascript framework or a new version of an existing javascript framework introduced in the market, so the question arrived that should you want to learn each framework no matter how many developed? because you know that if you don’t learn or don’t walk along with the programming field then you will be called an “outdated programmer”. So, what’s the solution? What you should do? I am here to answer all of these questions. Let’s start

The answer is simple. You don’t need to learn every javascript or any javascript framework. What you have to do is:


  1. Do more practice on pure javascript
  2. build some real-world projects using pure javascript
  3. spend 1-3 months by doing 1 & 2
  4. move on to jQuery
  5. convert your pure javascript projects into jQuery
  6. pick only one most popular javascript framework and understand its nature
  7. That’s all


The reason why I suggest jQuery is it is used by 73% of the 10 million most popular websites. In point no 6 I have mentioned the word “nature”. Let me explain a little bit more to you, almost every javascript framework has the same flow and nature but different styles, believe me, they are all same. You only need to understand that “how it works” you don’t need to learn or take an online course. Let’s say if you take an online course or learn a Framework A, after spending a few bucks and time then you came to know that there is another framework introduced Framework B. To be honest, will you learn? will you take a course online? will you spend to learn Framework B? probably not.


Please don’t waste your time doing these stupid things that I have done in the past few years. I was willing to learn Laravel and CodeIgniter. Although, I had spent over a few years ( professionally ) in core PHP without learning any framework I haven’t learned. One day, I received a message from my client and he asked me to add some features to its system that was developed in Laravel at that time I didn’t even know “how to install laravel” but I spent almost an hour to know it’s nature and flow and then I have built the features that he asked. After that, I asked myself that I won’t learn any PHP or Javascript framework. Still, I didn’t learn but you know what I build projects for my clients using any frameworks on their demand.


You will see on youtube or any other platform for crash courses, paid coursed and they will ask you that you can’t ignore this framework its future, facebook, Netflix, amazon are using this framework bla bla. Please don’t listen to them. Don’t waste your money and time. It’s very important to save them.


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Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit

Hi there, I am Founder at Tools Bug and a Professional Web Developer. I love to automate things using programming and like to write about programming languages and technologies, have any question? Let's talk [email protected]