React VS Angular2: A comparison of orange and apple
Google’s Angular and Facebook’s React are the most widely used browsers based applications. Both are great solutions. While Angular2 is still in beta as it is already tested by few Google developer teams – AdWords, GreenTea and Fiber. List of applications built with React is really long and you can find their names like Instagram, Netflix, PayPal and many more.
Today, as I find both of these technologies similar in some ways, so I decided to compare them.
Is it possible to compare Apple VS Oranges: Rect VS Angular2
Upvote to the question! If we consider the general perspective, then ReactJS is just a library and Angular 2 is a comprehensive framework! So, how it is at all possible to compare the two….I firmly agree to the point.
If I be a stubborn and still want to do the comparison, I can use it with two different choices: I can either take React and compare all its elements to suitable elements of Angular2 or I can equate Angular 2 as a framework with the whole ReactJS “ecosystem”. When you build a React based application, you are most likely to use such applications as react-router, Redux,Immutable, etc… Well, I prefer the second option and will try to follow this path today.
At the time of writing this, React clocks in at 44,127, whereas Angular currently has 13,137.
At the time of writing this, React has been downloaded 1,671,984 times in the last month, whereas Angular has been downloaded 503,939 times in the last month.
The obligatory Google Trends Comparison:
Know Your Enemy
Choosing between Angular 2 and React is like choosing between buying an off-the-shelf computer and building your own with off-the-shelf parts.
|764k minified||151k minified td>50|
|complete solution out of the box||simple view library|
|great consistency (and TypeScript)||initial confusion and decision overload|
|wiring HTML and JS together in your head||JSX – one file for component|
|mature, comprehensive framework||a bunch of fast-moving, open-source libs|
|manual debugging, lack of completion support||JSX – excellent development experience|
|web components friendly||web components maybe|
|fails quietly at run time||JSX – compile-time check -> fail fast|
Difference between Angular’s UI part versus React
Make A Viable Choice
When it comes to a choice between Angular 2 and React, a style preference is the most important thing which is what generally taken into consideration. React, as a library focused on speed of rendering, is a useful tool for handling large and complex UI presentations in your client or native applications. Angular 2, on the other hand, takes a much broader view of the development process. As an opinionated framework, it’s looking to guide the way in which you build your apps, while also allowing you to create expressive and reusable UI experiences.
Ultimately, the choice will be based upon the goals of your application and opinions of your development team. If you favor large, complex user interfaces, React is the best available choice. If you want to focus on the enhancement development process with code’s architecture, Angular 2 is the right choice to go. As always, by understanding your specific requirement and problem space of your desired platform, choose the right platform.
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