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I’ll tell you what I want; what I really, really want: for you to read about which Spice Girls are the apotheosis of your admired Javascript frameworks. This is the agreeable you didn’t know you needed.

Posh Spice = Angular

Showing others in the group how to do it


Like Posh being the fashionista of the Spice Girls, Angular was the first in fashion, ambience the bar for other JS frameworks. Yes, there were others around, but Angular was the first JS framework that really caught all-embracing attention. Even before it was cool to do so, Angular went ahead of the curve by accumulation types in its core library.

Sleek style

Angular was named for its <angle bracket> syntax. The same way Posh wears her hair down and often rocks a snug-fitting dress, Angular’s able CLI allows developers to keep their apps lean and move fast by abbreviating boilerplate code.

Most branded

With accumulated backings, Posh had the power to access the hearts of teens the same way Angular found a hold in the accumulated world. Posh spice and Angular are both backed by big brands that start with ‘G’ – Gucci and Google. I’ll let you figure out which one is for which ;-)

Ginger Spice = React

Center of attention


Ginger and React like to be seen. Ginger’s red hair and React’s social media attendance afford for miles.

Loudest, most iconic in the group

Even though React wasn’t the first, it absolutely has become the most iconic framework of modern Javascript. The same way Ginger is vocal about girl power, the React association is vocal about Javascript  issues blame the accent and web itself into bold new directions.

Confidence to adventure away from group

Ginger Spice left the Spice Girls in ‘98 to pursue a solo career only to return to the group in 2007. Her strong aplomb accustomed her to adventure off into new territories.

React started as a web framework, but has since angled out far and wide. Not only can React be found in a wide range of industries and of companies of altered sizes, but it’s also in mobile development (React Native), desktop app development (Electron), 3D apprehension (React-Three) and even VR development (React-360)!

Sporty Spice = Vue

Opposite of Posh Spice


Sporty spice is angrily independent. She doesn’t need others and she doesn’t feel the need to teach the other Spice Girls.

The same can be said of Vue. Rejecting the adamant styles of Angular, Vue’s architect set out to focus on acceptance more interactivity and able workflow on a project-to-project basis rather than force a user to build an entire appliance for every tiny small website.


Vue, like Sporty spice, is not backed by a major brand. Started by one person, Vue is still only accurate by a scattering of open source contributors.

This is not by accident. If you aren’t backed by sponsors, you can change bound and adapt to new situations after having to pause and ask for permission. The core team of Vue is able to apparatus fixes and changes bound the same way Sporty can change her style in a moment’s notice

Can do larger dance moves

Sporty is the only Spice Girl not agitation a mini skirt; she’s cutting track pants and is ready for battle. She can, and does, jump across the stage in a single bound and do handstands after fear of commodity falling out.

The same can be said of the core Vue Team. It is by design that the team is small. If there is a bug or advancement to Javascript core, the group is agile enough that changes can be implemented almost overnight.

Set up for collaboration

Sporty Spice was one of the few Spice Girls who went on to have a cogent music career after the group broke up, assuming with famous artists like Brian Adams. I think her adeptness to adapt and grow set her up for future collaborations while other Spice Girls were too rigid to fit into other groups.

The way the Laravel association adopted Vue demonstrates that the same is true of Vue. Vue can work well as the frontend for fullstack frameworks where other frameworks would be too rigid. I think many more web systems will choose Vue as their frontend in the future because of its un-opinionated and adjustable style.

Baby Spice = Ember

Still around but not in the limelight


Baby Spice was the cute, bunny blonde of the group. She was never taken actively during the time of the Spice Girls and although she still annal and appears on a TV show here or there, she never had a real hit since the band broke up.

Ember is in many ways the same. Being the child of the accepted backend framework ‘Ruby on Rails’, Ember is often the first choice of Rails developers who have never worked with other frameworks. However, if you ask a developer who has never used Ruby on Rails what they think of Ember, it is most likely that they have never affected Ember before or they don’t accede it a ‘serious’ Javascript framework.


Baby Spice and Ember do not make waves in social media. For Ember, this means that the association avoids large controversies like Reactgate, but the low number of developer acceptance also means that it can’t access the all-embracing Javascript association in a absolute way like its larger competitors can.

Not set up for future collaboration

The same way Baby Spice and the Spice Girls were a dream group, Ruby on Rails and Ember are a able fullstack system. However, that’s really it for Ember in terms of backend systems that acclaim using Ember.

Unlike React and Angular who have moved on to mobile systems and accelerating web apps, Ember never really became annihilation alfresco of the Ruby on Rails community. Even though the Angular CLI was a fork of the Ember CLI (which led to funny situations), the way code is organized in Ember projects has always been hindered by its disability to grow too far beyond the Ruby on Rails setup.

Scary Spice = Svelte

Cuts to the truth


Scary Spice has grit and stands her ground! She doesn’t shy away from battle and lets you know what’s up!!

I hate Twitter, but I love annual the architect of Rich Harris’ Tweets (the architect of Svelte). Whenever React or addition framework claims some benchmark, Rich consistently shows the world that Svelte does it better in a somewhat rude but highly absorbing way. He is loud and wants people to know that Svelte is faster than all the other frameworks, and always backs his statements up with non-bias benchmarks.


Scary Spice did not wear solid colors or wear a tight-fitting skirt like the other Spice Girls. Not because she was abnegation those things, but more because she had her own style, agitation a giant head of hair and brightly-colored animal print.

Svelte also has a non-conformist access to architecture an application. It rejects basic DOM (something React developers highly praise), competitively reduces boilerplate (even assuming the appearance counts of an archetype in React and Vue), and uses weird characters (like $$) that although nobody really uses, although they do exist in JS.

You either love or you hate Scary Spice / Svelte; there isn’t really a middle. But that doesn’t bother either of them because they are doing their own thing and don’t really care what you think!

Most agnate to Sporty Spice (Vue)

Both Sporty and Scary Spice are the most absolute Spice Girls in terms of abnegation norms.

This is true of Vue and Svelte, who instead of architecture on other framework’s core concepts (MVC or Dependency Injection), they find their own solutions.

Unlike Ember, which is abundantly held back by its actual affiliation to Ruby on Rails, Svelte is untethered and free to move advanced as fast as it can. Although Svelte 3 is very altered from 2, it was a huge step advanced enabling Svelte to be used as a static site generator and begin to be used for native mobile apps.


This is advised to be a silly and fun commodity for an boilerplate person to accept Javascript frameworks a bit better.

Whether you agree with the comparisons or not, you must admit, the cartoon are pretty AWESOME. Special thanks to Char Lee for his interpretations. Need some designs? Contact him through his Instagram annual or check out his portfolio. Special thanks to Olivia and Vero at Honeypot as well as my wife for their insights into the Spice World.


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