Vue.js features an incrementally adaptable architecture that focuses on declarative rendering and component composition.
The core library is focused on the view layer only. Advanced features required for complex applications such as routing, state management and build tooling are offered via officially maintained supporting libraries and packages..
Vue.js allows for extending HTML with HTML attributes called directives. The directives offer functionality to HTML applications, and come as either built-in or user defined directives.
Vue was created by Evan You after working for Google using AngularJS in several projects. He later summed up his thought process: "I figured, what if I could just extract the part that I really liked about Angular and build something really lightweight."
 The first source code commit to the project was dated July 2013, and Vue was first released the following February, in 2014. Version names are often derived from manga and anime, most of which are within the science fiction genre.