JavaScript continues to reign supreme in the world of programming languages; the competition for the JavaScript frameworks has intensified over the years. Today, two names are fighting for the lead: Angular and React. Both of them open-source offerings from the two most prominent names in tech today, i.e., Google and Facebook, respectively, are highly sought after by developers and businesses for their front end development projects. Now, while the competition may be good news for the market, it can be a significant source of concern for folks who have to use these frameworks because the confusion over the choice can be overwhelming.

Recent studies have revealed that Angular is still numero uno in the industry, but React is catching up in this context at a rapid pace. To cut a long story short, deciding which one of these two frameworks may not be the easiest thing to do. So, here’s a quick comparison between that takes a look at differences between Angular and React along with several other factors to help you make a better and more informed decision.

1.Speed: The thing about Angular is that it has set criteria for a variety of items including, choice of language, state management; build toolchain; and network connectivity among other things. While these may seem a tad restrictive, but the truth is that they are anything but. And given that these default provisions are consistently tested and validated helps developers make sure that their work isn’t slowed down. On the other hand, React is a UI library, which means it doesn’t assign defaults for things such as the ones mentioned above. It definitely translates into high-levels of agility, but often takes a toll on the pace with which development work is done while using React.

2.Ease of development: Angular has a steep learning curve; whereas, React is significantly accessible, which means it doesn’t take developers long, even the ones just getting started with React, to go out and develop a full-fledged app. So, the barrier of entry regarding React is accessible, but that has a trade-off: Since it allows even self-taught developers to use it, concepts like clean code, programming paradigms, and more tend to be ignored.

3.Pricing: This one is a tie between the two since both Angular and React are open-source tools, i.e., ones aren’t required to pay to use them. But that’s just for Angular and React; any third-party integrations and means that one may use with them could come at an additional cost and often tends to vary based on use, and more.

Some people may be inclined to dismiss the decision entirely, i.e., it doesn’t matter which framework one uses. While there’s some truth to it, it would be foolhardy to deny that the choice of structure does impact the quality of the end product. So make sure that you learn the difference between Angular and React to see which one is better suited for your business and project.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This post will explain about the increasing demand of react over angular in the market.