Both of these are unique, resourceful and are easy to use with high-end potential to build cutting-edge mobile and web applications. But stop, they have differences as well. This brings the topic over Web, “Reactjs vs Angularjs: which is better to use.”.
AngularJS vs ReactJS: The Difference
(View in MVC; requires Flux to implement architecture)
|Suits best||Best for SPAs that update single view at a time||Best for SPAs that update many views at a time|
|Last version||15.4.0 (November 2016)||1.6.0|
|Dependencies||Manages dependencies automatically||Requires additional tools to manage dependencies|
|Data binding||Two-way data binding||One-way data binding|
Works with the real DOM
Works with the virtual DOM
|App Architecture||None, combined with Flux||MVC|
|DOM||Virtual DOM||Regular DOM|
- Angular is easy to scale thanks to its design as well as a powerful CLI.
- React claims to be more testable and therefore scalable than vue and I think that is partly true..
3rd party library compatibility
- Angular would have done better, if not Typescript that requires type definitions for every library.
- React, angular and vue. All have great CLIs and work with any webpack-like tool.
Community and Popularity
2.Angular. Angular because it is made by google and its predecessor, angular 1 used to be very successful back in the days.
- React and angular, as depending on where you are one of these frameworks will slightly dominate.
No ranking for this one, as all of them are comparable. React might be a bit faster when it fully support fiber, but now we are still in beta and nothing really can be done about it.
- Angular has free open source licence. It is supported by Google, making it probably the best choice for a company, as there is also less things that differ between angular practices.
- React used to come with a patent clause that for some businesses was quite a big issue, but recently they switched to MIT.
Beyond the Web
This is where there is a lot to talk about; native rendering. All libraries are capable of doing so, but some of them perform better than others.
- react — with react native, react sketchapp and next.js, it is the best choice when it
- angular comes with ionic 2 and nativescript, but neither of those mobile frameworks allow angular to reach the performance of react native.
Simplicity + Code Length
- react is fairly simple to understand but in fact it takes a long time to set up a react project.
- angular is not simple at all. Its complexity often causes a lot of confusion and angular specific 3rd party libraries and syntax
- React takes longer to set up, but then you can start to make an app and it should be relatively easy to add new features.
- Angular although being very competitive, the amount of unnecessary syntax it requires to do simple things puts angular in the last place.
- react is bigger than vue, but still smaller than angular. That’s all I’ve got to say.
- angular is way bigger, causing longer load times and performance issues on mobiles.
The future / 2017
Here are my predictions for 2017 for all these frameworks:
- React team will introduce fiber, and make react way quicker than vue and angular.
- Angular team will try to encourage more people to use angular, and in my opinion they will fail miserably.
So what is the best for you?
To sum up, there is never a perfect solution and there never will be. However, here is a useful list to help you make the decision:
- if you are a passionate developer, try all, but chose between vue and react and let your gut make the decision
- if you are a start up, go with either react or vue.
- Angular would be a better choice for companies with big teams
- Google -> angular
- if you like simplicity, get vue.
- if you like to use templates, go for vue or angular.
- if you 💙 Typescript, use angular or maybe, maybe vue.
To summarise, choose your framework as soon as you can and don’t, please don’t stay undecided. I had that for a few moths, not fun. I decided to sacrifice the popularity and go for what my mind tells me is the best, currently vue.