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Comparing angular vs. angular2 vs. backbone vs. react

How are they different?

Here we compare between angular, angular2, backbone and react. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are angular 1.6.4, angular2 2.0.0-beta.21, backbone 1.3.3 and react 15.6.1.

angular, HTML enhanced for web apps. It was authored by Angular Core Team on Mar, 2012.
angular2, Angular 2 - a web framework for modern web apps. It was authored on Feb, 2015.
backbone, Give your JS App some Backbone with Models, Views, Collections, and Events. It was authored by Jeremy Ashkenas on Jul, 2011.
react, React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It was authored on Oct, 2011.

When comparing those packages you notice that react is the more popular package today (69,758 Stars on Github).
angular has more versions and more forks.
angular2 has more frequent updates.
backbone has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers and less open issues.
react has more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review angular got 689,294 points, angular2 got 52,492 points, backbone got 505,632 points and react got 3,255,578 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on those packages.

Going into more detail

 

angular
1.6.4
NPM

angular2
2.0.0-beta.21
NPM

backbone
1.3.3
NPM

react
15.6.1
NPM

description HTML enhanced for web apps Angular 2 - a web framework for modern web apps Give your JS App some Backbone with Models, Views, Collections, and Events. React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
keywords angular, framework, browser, client-side model, view, controller, router, server, client, browser react
author Angular Core Team N/A Jeremy Ashkenas N/A
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licenses MIT MIT MIT BSD-3-Clause
created 5 years ago (Mar, 2012) 2 years ago (Feb, 2015) 6 years ago (Jul, 2011) 6 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 3 days ago 22 days ago 11 days ago 21 hours ago
total versions 123 68 27 121
version average every 16 days every 13 days every 3 months every 17 days
maintainers 2 1 3 2
dependencies 0 0 1 5
Daily Downloads 37,744 920 32,434 222,852
Weekly Downloads 213,469 5,396 170,907 1,180,906
Monthly Downloads 946,214 29,074 737,605 4,928,822
open issues 762 1,736 70 745
open pull requests 30 30 30 30
stargazers 56,254 25,367 26,443 69,758
subscribers 4,422 2,528 1,572 4,656
forks 28,089 6,462 5,709 13,069
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Overall points

689,294

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52,492

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505,632

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3,255,578

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CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S angular npm i -S angular2 npm i -S backbone npm i -S react
remove npm r -S angular npm r -S angular2 npm r -S backbone npm r -S react

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