Head to Head: Angular JS vs React JS
By Philomathes in ReactJS
Though there are other powerful JS based frameworks as alternatives like the MeteorJS (read more about it here) that are gaining momentum, let’s keep the focus of this comparison between the most popular of them, Angular and React.
Angular JS: Pros and Cons
- Large developer community.
- Straightforward UI design and alteration.
- Easy to understand code pattern.
- Provides filter options as per the requirements, to enter and view the data in the application.
- Fast and easy to develop.
- Readily available services make the coding a lot easier.
- To an untrained eye, it looks complex.
- DOM manipulation may cause development delays, at times.
- AngularJS has a substantial framework size.
- Problems exist in search engine indexing.
React JS: Pros and Cons
- React is quite easy to learn.
- One of the most lightweight framework to develop web applications for businesses.
- Good support from the developer community.
- Reuse of previous code is easy in React.
- It’s a steep learning curve.
- React is a library, not the fully functional framework.
- Developing business web application using ReactJS is little difficult.
Let’s have a look at the comparison between Angular Vs React based on different parameters:
#1 Learning curve
React uses the least abstractions, however, it will take more time to learn the best practices, as there are multiple ways of doing the same thing.
Angular goes 3rd and although after you learn angular you should know everything else associated to it (typescript, MVC…), angular itself is a huge library that requires more time to learn.
Angular is easy to scale thanks to its design as well as a powerful CLI.
React claims to be more testable and therefore scalable and I think that is partly true.
#3 3rd party library compatibility
Angular would have done better if not Typescript, that requires type definitions for every library.
There cannot be a specific verdict in favor of anyone as all of them are comparable in terms of performance. Though React may be a bit faster when it does fully support fiber.
#5 Company’s perspective
Angular has a free open source license and is supported by Google. This makes it probably the best bet for a company, as there are fewer differences between angular practices.
React comes with a patent clause and for some businesses, it could be quite an issue. However, there are also a few alternatives that work in the same way as react and even use the same syntax.
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