There are a lot of tough decisions we need to make in life. Often, that decisions still linger in our minds, long after the final verdict was made. For instance, you might still wonder whether it was the right decision to pursue a business degree while your heart was longing for a BA in Comic Art.
But for that, you first need to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each, and only then start comparing them. In other words, there is a lot of work to do, so let’s not waste any more time.
Straight to the:
Angular vs. React comparison
Before we get into the strong and weak parts of each framework, let’s first go through some definitions. We’ll start with Angular:
What is Angular?
Invented back in 2009 and introduced by the tech giant Google, Angular is a client-side, open-source web framework that helps developers to resolve their issues connected with single-page web development, which was viewed by different people.
Moreover, Angular is pretty helpful in enlarging your HTML vocabulary with its support of libraries.
Now, let’s understand:
What is React?
You can use React with other libraries like Redux, but remember that if you’re working with the Model View Controller (MVC), it should depend on V.
So now that we know what Angular and React are, let’s skim through some of the:
Benefits of Angular
- It is easy to build and customize the DOM (Document Model Object)
- It offers support of the Angular libraries with the help of which you can create great templates
- It has the in-built injection subsystem dependency
- It makes it easier to create attractive User Interfaces and also offers a single routing
- It makes it possible to build reusable components using directives
So, if we could really sum it up and name the three of its main advantages, they would be flexibility, the amazing UI, and functionality.
Drawbacks of Angular
Enough of bragging, though; let’s take a look at some of the flaws of Angular
- Though it is easy to customize the Document Model Object (DOM), DOM elements might have some performance issues
- Angular is pretty tough to understand, and so the learning process might take some time
- It is hard to integrate a third party
- You have limited routing resources
- Debugging is not easy and can get pretty problematic
- It is usually slow with pages because of the page and interactive elements embeddings
It’s the turn of React!
Benefits of React
- The code is reusable in React.js
- The debugging process is fairly simple
- You can easily import the components, and overall, its architecture is entirely based on components
- You get the support of React native library which considerably improves the performance
- Again, you get amazing UI-s, just like with Angular
- Fast front-end and server-side support updates
- The ability to develop universal web applications that use server-side rendering
- React supports both Android platforms and ioS ones, os you don’t have much to worry
- It is really oriented
Drawbacks of React
- It’s more of a library rather than a framework.
- There are too many updates: always new documents and tools, so it can get hard to keep up.
- You’ll need some configurations when the ReactJS get incorporated into your MVC.
So, you might ask: what is the final verdict?
Well, we can’t tell it for you: you should make the decision based on your project needs. But whatever it is, we wish you good luck! Hope, we could help you with our short guide.