The reason why we are concentrating this article on the comparison of Angular and React is partially because they come from a lineage of two solid competitors – Google and Facebook and partially because we had already covered React vs Flutter – the newest addition in the framework family, so it was time to compare React with a brand that has established itself in the industry at the back of its unmatched performance.
Whereas, Angular is an open-source front-end development framework powered by Google. It is a part of MEAN stack and is compatible with a large number of code editors and is considered for creating dynamic websites and web apps. Its most recent stable version is Angular 7, while Google still supports the first version, i.e., AngularJS.
Conclusion of React vs. Angular
As you have seen through my many examples, React and Angular are two titans in a cutthroat industry. In a business where only the strongest survive, you can easily conclude that these are some of the best technologies on the market. You can’t go wrong with either one.
- Is a full framework
- Has a Regular DOM, which renders updates slower than React’s Virtual DOM
- Utilizes Components: emerging web components standard
- Data Binding: two-way
- You must use TypeScript
- Mobile: Ionic and Cordova are slower than React Native
- Testing: Jasmine & Mocha
- Learning Curve is higher, but once you understand it you have an entire MVC framework
- Scalability: easy to scale
- Popularity: dropped since AngularJS (Angular 1)
- Open source: GitHub stars: 40,963 / Contributors: 732 / Issue: 2,162
- Size: larger, resulting in longer load times and performance on mobile
- Used on: Google, Nike, Forbes, Upwork, General Motors, HBO, Sony
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- Just a small view library
- Has a Virtual DOM, which renders updates faster than Angular’s Regular DOM
- Uses JSX, which combines markup and logic in the same file (making components easier to read)
- Components: emerging web components standard
- Data Binding: one-way
- Mobile: React Native is faster than Angular’s solutions
- Testing: Jest & Enzyme
- Learning Curve is lower, but you only get the view. Because of this, you’re going to have to learn a slew of 3rd party libraries. Ex. State management (Redux or MobX), Asynchronous calls (react-promise, react-thunk, or react-saga), etc.
- Scalability: is more testable, so also easy to scale
- Popularity: has increased exponentially
- Open source: GitHub stars: 111,927 / Contributors: 1,242 / Issues: 287
- Size: smaller than Angular, so a bit faster
- Used on: Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, Netflix, Instagram, Whatsapp, Dropbox
- React Fiber will increase the speed of React dramatically
What does the Future Hold for React and Angular?
While Angular, on the other hand, has already been witnessing a growth in the usage rate – which will increase significantly when Angular 8 comes out of beta version.
So while both of these frameworks are on a growth tangent, there’s one framework that is preparing to replace them in the mobile app development world – Vue.js. The Vue.js framework is giving stiff competition to these two popular frameworks – a bit of which is covered in our blog, Vue.js vs React.js.