Laravel Livewire can be a Great choice and a very good alternative for Frameworks like Vue Js, React etc but at it's own cost. By the way Keeping in mind it's Less Learning Curve it could be a good Option for Beginners. And on the other hand it can only be used with PHP Laravel Framework.
What is Laravel Livewire ?
Laravel Livewire is a Frontend Framework for Laravel Web Applications which claims to be a Full Stack Frontend Framework. Let's find out how good is it and can we use it as a daily to use Frontend Framework and can it Replace Frameworks like Angular, React, Vue Svelte etc.
I am writing a Few Features that I like the most about Livewire as a Developer there are other very great features which you can explore in it.
The goal of actions in Livewire is to be able to easily listen to page interactions, and call a method on your Livewire component (re-rendering the component).
When we install Livewire in our Laravel Project we get a Set of Artisan Commands using which we can create Components and do many other things. Let's take the basic one i.e. Generating New Components, which is very easy with Livewire you just need to type an artisan command in your terminal like
php artisan make:livewire MyComponent
Polling is a very Good Feature which I think feels very elegant when we talk about making asynchronous components. In polling we can define a refresh time with our component using which our component automatically refreshes itself which is yet another great features unlike Vue Js where Polling is working everytime consuming resources and sometimes may lead to app crashes, but as Livewire is here there is not need to worry about that.
- Negligible Learning Curve
- Elegant Code Splitting
- Easy to Embed Components and Notations
- Great Event Handling
- Elegant Actions
- Refresh Control using Polling
- No Frontend Component Routing
- Can Only be used with PHP Laravel Framework
- Less Powerful than React or Vue
- Less Preferred by masses