Angular vs React (highlight features)

React vs angular

Today I will share my experience about React and Angular (pros and cons of each).

Before going to comparison, we need to know some basics of Angular and React

What is Angular?

Angular is a web framework developed and maintained by Google. It was first introduced in 2010 as AngularJS. It then quickly became one of the most popular frameworks at that time because of its capabilities such as 2-way bindings and dependency injection.

The name Angular (also known as Angular 2.0) was released in September 2016 as a complete redesign of AngularJS (Angular 1.0), first released in 2010.

What is React?

React is an open-source Javascript Library used by Facebook, introduced in 2013. React popularized a web development concept known as component-based architecture. This development has a number of benefits, including:

  • Components are modular and coherent, making them highly reusable. It also contributes to faster development times.
  • It is used in mobile development because it allows developers to reuse the logic of the application while simply changing the view.
  • Easy maintenance and improvement due to its self-contained components.

Immediately, React swept the market, surpassing most frameworks available at the time, including AngularJS.

Due to the community’s passion for component-based architecture, Google improved their JavaScript framework in 2016. They named it Angular2.

Next, we will take a look at the hightlights of Angular and React.

Hightlights of Angular:

  • Built-in support for AJAX, HTTP, and Observables are just a few of the highlights of Angular. Widely supported in the community.
  • Conforms to current technology.
  • Typescript saves time.
  • Coding is clearer and more concise.
  • Support improvement for error handling.
  • Angular CLI allows for seamless updates.
  • Verification and form.
  • Local CSS / shadow DOM
  • Separation of UI and Business Logic

Hightlights of React:

  • Ability to use third-party libraries.
  • Save time.
  • Composability and simplicity.
  • Facebook is completely behind you to give support.
  • Improved user experience and lightning-fast speed.
  • Grow faster.
  • One-directional data binding provides code stability.
  • The components.


Next, we will go through a summary table to have an overview of Angular and React.

Angular vs React

  Angular React
Released time 2010 2013
Developed by Google Facebook
Community Large community. Source codes sharing here are kept secured as the Google developers give them. Huge community. Facebook developers are part of this community. So you are confident that there will be support as soon as possible.
Job Market 5000-8000 Angular jobs in Linkedin ~8000 Reactjs jobs in Linkedin
Learning curve Steep Gradual
Use Cases – Large scale apps
– Real-time apps
– Scalable apps
– Cross-platform apps
– App requiring quick development and deployment
– For extending the functionalities of existing apps
Cons – Difficulty in building cross-platform apps.
– Not good for SEO.
– Rarely updating documents.
– Require strong JSX knowledge.
– Require strong JSX knowledge.
– Documentation not up to the mark.
– Frequent updates cause many tools to become obsolete so fast.


As we can see, each have its own pros and cons. Therefore, it is difficult to decide which one is the best. However, I believe that: it depends on personal preferences to get a choice. Because both of them can solve same problems by different ways. Furthermore, both technologies are incredibly powerful, a significant advance from the early days of web programming in terms of improving, facilitating, and speeding development.




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