Is Google's Polymer a fully functioning Frontend Framework to Subsitute OR Complement other Frontend Frameworks?
LoveAndHappiness提出了一个问题：Is Google’s Polymer a fully functioning Frontend Framework to Subsitute OR Complement other Frontend Frameworks?，或许与您遇到的问题类似。
IMHO both are two different things and they both are to serve two different purposes. Though they have some common features to offer, data-binding can be one of them.
If you truly want to use the Awesome Webcomponents, Polymer is one way to achieve that. There are other options like you can go with your vanilla JS, or use other libraries like X-Tag from Mozilla or Bosonic. These libraries polyfill the webcomponent features which are still in drafted state. So, these libs help us have/provide the same user experience across browsers even where there is no native support for the webcomponents.
This is a full fledged MVC framework. And people here know what Angular as an MVC framework includes/provides.
That all said to answer your question
Google’s Polymer is not exactly a fully functioning Frontend Framework and can be used as a Subsitute OR Complement to other Frontend Frameworks. It can be used as a substitution for the
V part in Angular as
MVC. Like people use React as
V in different frameworks. It is not much a different case for me. Being more specific in case of Angular, Polymer is like
directives in Angular 1.x while like
components in upcoming Angular 2.x.
To be more sure of what I am talking about and for additional sources on how to use the Polymer with Angular2 (Angular2 not released to this date)
you can check this video at “https://youtu.be/7WgEuNZCCHk?t=32m15s” starting from time
32:15where Rob explains how to use the generic webcomponents/polymer as the components/View in the Angular2.
you can check this project “https://github.com/rkirov/youtube-app” which uses Angular2 and google-youtube web component.
From the polymer-starter-kit
Framework-free, or framework-compatible Build your app out of elements, or wire in an external framework to handle business logic. It’s up to you!
So, in my view these two projects are not competing each other.
The webcomponent specs are here for one’s reference
- Custom Elements - http://w3c.github.io/webcomponents/spec/custom/
- HTML Imports - http://w3c.github.io/webcomponents/spec/imports/
- Shadow DOM - http://w3c.github.io/webcomponents/spec/shadow/
I just wish the webcomponents are native to the evergreen browsers ASAP.