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What is Vanilla.JS?

It is a fast and cross-platform framework for building incredible, powerful JavaScript applications. it is the most lightweight framework available anywhere.
Vanilla.JS is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.

Who uses Vanilla.JS?


22 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Vanilla.JS.

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Why developers like Vanilla.JS?

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Public Decisions about Vanilla.JS

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Vanilla.JS in their tech stack.

Labinator Team
Labinator Team
at Labinator | 13 upvotes 229.4K views

At, we use HTML5, CSS 3, Sass, Vanilla.JS and PHP when building our premium WordPress themes and plugins. When writing our codes, we use Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code depending on the project. We run Manjaro and Debian operating systems in our office. Manjaro is a great desktop operating system for all range of tasks while Debian is a solid choice for servers.

WordPress became a very popular choice when it comes to content management systems and building websites. It is easy to learn and has a great community behind it. The high number of plugins as well that are available for WordPress allows any user to customize it depending on his/her needs.

For development, HTML5 with Sass is our go-to choice when building our themes.

Main Advantages Of Sass:

  • It's CSS syntax friendly
  • It offers variables
  • It uses a nested syntax
  • It includes mixins
  • Great community and online support.
  • Great documentation that is easy to read and follow.

As for PHP, we always thrive to use PHP 7.3+. After the introduction of PHP 7, the WordPress development process became more stable and reliable than before. If you a developer considering PHP 7.3+ for your project, it would be good to note the following benefits.

The Benefits Of Using PHP:

  • Open Source.
  • Highly Extendible.
  • Easy to learn and read.
  • Platform independent.
  • Compatible with APACHE.
  • Low development and maintenance cost.
  • Great community and support.
  • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

Why PHP 7.3+?

  • Flexible Heredoc & Nowdoc Syntaxes - Two key methods for defining strings within PHP. They also became easier to read and more reliable.
  • A good boost in performance speed which is extremely important when it comes to WordPress development.
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Labinator Team
Labinator Team
at Labinator | 1 upvotes 2.8K views

JavaScript is an incredibly expressive and powerful language. It is also easy to learn and requires no setup. It is used everywhere!

When it comes to WordPress development, we use Vanilla.JS over jQuery when possible to keep the themes lightweight and fast.

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Vanilla.JS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Vanilla.JS?
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
It is a fast and cross-platform framework for building incredible, powerful JavaScript applications. it is the most lightweight framework available anywhere.
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
jQuery UI
Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
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Vanilla.JS's Followers
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