ReactJS Vs AngularJS: A detailed comparison
|Features||Angular Js||React Js|
|Latest stable version||1.5.7||15.1.0|
|Github stats||46.4k stars
|Code Design||JS → HTML||JS centric|
|Templating||In HTML||In JSX|
|Model||MVC||View layer only|
|Mobile spread||Ionic framework||React native|
Advantages of ReactJS
- Fast rendering
Rendering is the main feature that makes React ideal. ReactJS renders faster than angularJS. React uses several clever techniques to minimize the number of costly DOM operations required to update the UI. ReactJS is also known for using virtual DOM and avoids reconciling the DOM. Parallel representation in single DOM itself plays the heroic role to achieve the same.
- Explicit and fast fails on error
ReactJS throws error upon compilation itself, the JSX compiler specifies the line number where the typo occurred, which helps the developer to debug and save valuable time developing time. On the flip side, AngularJS will fail at the run time rather than compile time which in turn can confuse the coder.
- JS centric
A JS developer can easily understand React code, however, this is not the case with AngularJS, digesting AngularJS code can be time-consuming and even for a professional AngularJS developer. Anyways, we need to stick the JS and HTML for awesome things to happen. So JS-centric approach can be a winner rather than Angular’s, Ember’s HTML-centric approach. Keep in mind that react puts HTML into JS while the others puts JS into HTML.
- JSX technique
Advantages of AngularJS
- Wide community support
- Full framework
AngularJS codes are robust and platform independent. These can be run in any platforms and browsers. Almost all Angular components are pretty mature when compared with React. AngularJS, basically uses intensive and careful reinventions which will give developer team freedom to develop by anticipating the requirements. This will reduce the churn for re-coding with respect to time. ReactJS uses a bunch of libraries which is time-consuming and these are fast moving ones which makes the developer stuff never ending.
- Less fatigue
AngularJS is fully fledged framework which gives you anything you want. However, React needs a set of libraries even for basic things which are necessary in every application. Anyone can get into the app or the dev team due its consistency. When compared to the react features AngularJS is overwhelming and stays out of the box.
- Two-way binding
Must say this is the top advantage among the lot. Every slight change in the data can affect the UI and vise versa, no extra effort is needed for syncing of data in the view and model. On the other side, ReactJS is unidirectional and DOM is to be flushed or updated for the new updates.
At the verge of decision
Both ends seem to be stronger than each other. It’s the developer who needs to select the way. One way is abundant and is used by many one. The opposite way is less used but rich in performance. If you need simple and fast app, you go with ReactJS. But if you have rich data transfers and UI components, you better stick to the big dad in the fight, AngularJS.
Happy Coding !