10 JS Libraries You Don’t Know About

What is JS Library?

JavaScript is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. It’s a scripting language used by developers to create interactive user interfaces that display dynamic content. It is s referred to as The Language of the Web Browser because it is the most commonly used language to build web applications and works well across all web browsers.

Did you know that JavaScript has been named the most commonly used programming language for 8 years in a row? See the 10 best JavaScript libraries to use in your next project

Following are some JavaScript libraries for:

1.Data Visualization in Maps and Charts

Data visualization in applications is crucial for users to view the statistics clearly in the admin panel, dashboards, performance metrics, and more.

Presenting these data in charts and maps helps you analyze that data easily and make informed business decisions.

Examples: Chart.js, Apexcharts, Algolia Places

2. DOM Manipulation

Document Object Model (DOM) represents a web page (a document) as objects and nodes that you can modify using JavaScript. You can change its content, style, and structure.

Examples: jQuery, Umbrella JS

3. Data Handling

With the enormous amounts of data that businesses now deal with daily, handling and managing them properly is essential. Using a JavaScript library makes it easier to handle a document following its content while adding more interactivity.

Examples: D3.js

4. Database

Effective database management is necessary to read, create, delete, edit, and sort data. You can also use sophisticated queries, auto-create tables, synchronize and validate data, and much more.

Examples: TaffyDB, ActiveRecord.js

5. Forms

Use JS libraries to simplify form functions, including form validation, synchronization, handling, conditional capabilities, field controls, transforming layouts, and more.

Examples: wForms, LiveValidation, Validanguage, qForms

6. Animations

People love animations, and you can leverage them to make your web page interactive and more engaging. Adding micro-interactions and animations is easy by using JavaScript libraries.

Examples: Anime.js, JSTweener

7. Image Effects

Users can add effects to images and make them stand out using JS libraries. Effects include blurring, lightening, embossing, sharpening, grayscale, saturation, hue, adjusting contrast, flipping, inverting, reflection, and so on.

Examples: ImageFX, Reflection.js

8. Fonts

Users can incorporate any font they wish to make their web page more compelling based on the content type.

Examples: typeface.js

9. Math and String Functions

Adding mathematical expressions, date, time, and strings can be tricky. For example, a date consists of many formats, slashes, and dots to make things complex for you. The same holds when it comes to matrices and vectors.

Use JavaScript libraries to simplify these complexities in addition to manipulating and handling URLs effortlessly.

Examples: Date.js, Sylvester, JavaScript URL Library

10. User Interface and Its Components

You can provide a better user experience via web pages by making them more responsive and dynamic, decreasing the number of DOM operations, boosting page speed, and so forth.

Examples: ReactJS, Glimmer.js

Written by: Iman Ali

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