Difference Between React and Angular

Are you starting a new app development project and couldn't decide which framework to use for the project? Well, you are not alone. Most of the developers, freelancers and even experienced programmers find it very difficult each time they start a new project. If you are in a confusion between React and Angular, this post is for you.

If you think that you will get an answer to your dilemma of whether to choose to React or Angular for your project, this post does not do that. It is not possible to give a black or white answer to this question. What I have done is I have compared both the frameworks to give a clear idea as which framework is suitable for your project. Believe me, by the end of the article, you will be able to decide which framework is best suitable for your current project.

Before we start the comparison between React and Angular, let's discuss both of these frameworks in brief.

Angular


Angular is an open-source, JavaScript programming framework that is developed by Google and it has been the darling framework of Google since it has been launched. It is termed as "Superheroic JavaScript MVWFramework" on its webpage and believe me, Angular development has carved a niche for itself since its inception by offering some unparalleled advantages and benefits to the developers. The angular framework has been widely used to create highly-functional, user-friendly and scalable web applications. Even Google AdWords uses Angular. What more proof do you want to know the importance of Angular for Google? Angular is written in typescript and has been one of the most used frameworks for single-page applications. The latest version of angular is Angular 6. Some of the applications built with Angular Upwork, Google, Nike and Forbes.

React


React is a JavaScript library that is developed and maintained by Facebook. Released in 2013, React is the biggest bet of Facebook. It is termed as "a JavaScript library for building user interfaces". Some of the applications developed with React are WhatsApp, Instagram, Airbnb, Facebook, Uber and Netflix. As per the inside sources, React is used far more at Facebook than Angular used at Google. It indicates that Facebook is relying very much on React.

Now, let's discuss the advantages of React and Angular in details.

React JavaScript library benefits


Superior user experience

When it comes to user experience, React uses Virtual DOM which is the abstract if the real DOM and it makes it very easy for developers to incorporate and update changes made by the users in the application without disturbing other parts of the app interface. It offers excellent user experience due to very dynamic UI.

Time effective

With React development, the components are completely isolated to each other and developers can use code components at any given time and it makes it easy for developers to make any updates or changes. Here, changes made in one will not affect others. This makes the whole app development process quicker, easier and efficient too.

Quick Development

One of the most alluring characteristics of React is that developers can use existing code again and it makes development fast and quick. Not just that, it also improves app performance.

Testing is quick and efficient

If you are using React, the testing will be as smooth sailing as you don't need to store and manage large-sized component states with dynamic elements. Hence, when you test the app, you don't need to involve child components as you can add application state in each component of the single object. In the end, the testing of the app is simple, flawless and quicker.

Benefits of Angular front end development framework


Clear, cleaner and conscious code

Here, Typescript used by Angular for coding which is a superset of JavaScript. For developers, it becomes very easy to find and process different issues while coding. The result is clear and cleaner code that contain no errors. When you are developing an enterprise Application Development, it is a very essential thing that the code is cleaner and error-free.

High performance

Angular mobile applications perform better than other frameworks as it has a hierarchical dependency injection that ensures that classes are not dependent on each other. It improves the performance of the app to a great extent by turning classes to the external sources.

A material design like interface

One of the most useful qualities of angular development is that it has prebuilt material design components for almost every element such as navigation, form controls, layouts, pop-ups and data tables. It improves the interface of the product and makes it more user-friendly and scalable.

Better error handling

Also, one of the most important aspects of Angular is that it has better error handling process such an upgraded error handling process for output.

comparison between React vs Angular

The Main Comparison between Angular and React


Before you can go more confused between React and Angular, let's discuss various parameters to find the difference between Angular and react by comparing both the frameworks.

Popularity

If we have to believe Google search results, React has been searched more than Angular. However, Angular has its popularity that is increasing with each passing day due to superior performance and security it offers to the applications. When it comes to popularity, both the frameworks win here.

Architecture

Both angular and React has component-based architecture, but angular uses typescript while React uses native JavaScript. When it comes to compact and error-free architecture, Angular framework works fine here.

Learning Curve

If you want to make an app with Angular, you need to be a master of the craft. You have to learn not just AngularJS, but also other programming languages, concepts, templates, pipes, dependency injection and other crucial elements and concepts such as Typescript. In addition to that, it also has a difficult and complex component management system. Another fact is that the framework is constantly evolving with time and developers have to constantly check updates in the new version and home their skills and expertise accordingly.

It is not the case with React. If you know JavaScript thoroughly, you can easily develop an app with React JS framework. In addition to that, there are various new resources and online support from the community available for you and for developers who are just beginners.

Development Speed and Productivity

Developers love to develop apps with Angular, thanks to the CLI that allows developers to create components and services with one command line and make it easy for them to develop applications effortlessly. In addition to that, Typescript allows no coding issues and provides error-free and clean coding.

Unfortunately, it is not the case with React. Due to the presence of third-party libraries, speed and performance affected hugely. Also, the toolkit for React will change from project to project and when hand over within the organization happen, it might create issues.

When we make a React Vs Angular comparison for speed and performance, Angular wins.

Flexibility

When you start a new app development project, you must have freedom and flexibility to choose the tools, libraries and other aspects such as architecture. React allows such freedom to the developers. It is not the case with angular as it offers a limited amount of flexibility to the developers to choose from. Even the latest Angular 7 version does not allow you to use components other than Angular.

Document Object Model

One of the drawbacks of Angular is that it uses real DOM in which a single change or update on the version will change the whole tree data structure. Virtual DOM, on the other hand, allows developers to change a certain part of the version without disturbing other parts of the tree.

Mobile solutions

The ionic framework that is offered by Angular has a Cordova container that does not offer native UI experience to the users as it makes users feel a browser-type feeling.

It is not the case with the React JavaScript library as it offers a best UI experience to the users by biding different components to native code written in Java, Kotlin and Objective-C.


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Jigar Shah

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