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UI Development


MVC stands for Model, View, Controller. It is a pattern for developing software applications. We will explain more about this in recitation, though there are an abundance of tutorials online.

Choosing a UI library/framework

There are many MV* Frameworks and UI development libraries to choose from. Not all of them are truly MVC (like React for instance), but many are fully featured. While you may choose any framework you wish, we strongly encourage you to use one of the following:

  • Angular 5
    Developed predominately by Google, Angular is a highly powerful MVC framework. While it has a steep learning curve, it also has direct bindings for Loopback.

  • React
    Developed predominately by Facebook/Meta, React is a lighter-weight framework. It is fairly easy to learn and extremely popular.

  • Vue.js
    Vue.js is another popular choice. It's performant and easy to learn, but there are fewer resources available compared to React.

  • Svelte
    Svelte has become a popular framework as of late, as it's focused on coverting your app into performant Javascript at build time (i.e. compile time), rather than interpreting your code at run time.