As we are growing, technologies are changing and things are becoming modern yet troublesome. This proves certainly true for the web development arena where the professionals need fresh ideas for each new project. Businesses are also thinking of the new ways of promotion of their business.
If someone will ask technically, there are few common traits that both use including CSS3 for front-end, HTML5, pure functions, inheritance and many more likewise.
But, when it comes to comparing these two, there are few aspects that exist. Let’s read below to know further.
This battle is between two leading names, where Angular is a full-fledged framework and React is a library.
AngularJS, launched in 2009, is being largely supported by Google. Some of its key advantages are two-way data binding, writing custom directives and using directives for extending HTML capabilities.
ReactJS library is supported by Facebook and Instagram with its first OS release in 2013. React allows easy implementation of web components to extend an HTML document. Its striking traits are virtual DOM, ability to change the component’s state to amend visual presentation and download data streaming where parent data is kept intact from child components.
Let’s dive deep into the variants that differentiate both of them.
Angular has a comparatively less number of tools to package code in a customized manner that we want. Here, HTML templates are used in most instances to give an archaic look to the code.
Data presentation in Angular has quite a compact view, but it seems short of capability to process huge amounts of data unlike React. It works well in few cases when you have less data to store.
There exists a great difference in the application architecture of both these frameworks. Conventionally, AngularJS uses architectural pattern known as MVC (Model–View–Controller). It is then switched to MVVM, which is abbreviated as Model-View-ViewModel.
If we pick ReactJS, it only uses View pattern as it basically focuses on data rendering, leaving all other components in the developer’s hand.
There is a tough struggle for modules and dependency management when it comes to bundle up the things for your production environment. Angular-cli with Angular 2 provides a beautiful approach for scaffolding that generates the boilerplate for you to get started.
React has a wonderful tool called webpack in pocket which is lucid and easy to use. It has plentiful features such as code chunking and production environment compression to allow easy apps shipping.
It will be like icing on to create web and mobile Apps at the same time. Both React and Angular helps you create mobile apps but in different ways. Ionic 1 & 2 works best for Angular 1 & 2 respectively.
When React Native is taken into consideration, it has been noticed that there is an extreme popularity as compared to the other names in the niche.
In technical perspective, Ionic and React Native differs in the fact that Ionic is used to build Hybrid web apps using AngularJS architecture and Cordova whereas React Native gives a fully native experience.
AngularJS was developed with the purpose to make it easy writing tests for the applications. One can expect best results when modules are utilized as per the official documentation.