Compare

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 1.6.6, angular2 2.0.0-beta.21, backbone 1.3.3 and react 16.0.0.

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 (79,071 Stars on Github).
angular has more forks.
angular2 has more frequent updates.
backbone has been out there for longer (since 6 years ago), it also has less open issues.
react has more versions, a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review angular got 692,838 points, angular2 got 48,387 points, backbone got 506,718 points and react got 4,203,239 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
1.6.6
NPM

angular2
2.0.0-beta.21
NPM

backbone
1.3.3
NPM

react
16.0.0
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
Related / similar packages
ember, vue vue, ember ember, vue vue, ember
Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 6 years ago (Mar, 2012) 3 years ago (Feb, 2015) 6 years ago (Jul, 2011) 6 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 3 days ago 2 months ago 3 days ago 9 hours ago
total versions 125 68 27 131
version average every 16 days every 14 days every 3 months every 17 days
maintainers 2 1 3 7
dependencies 0 0 1 4
Daily Downloads 10,063 218 6,040 97,826
Weekly Downloads 232,740 2,927 196,837 1,616,160
Monthly Downloads 958,445 14,831 739,517 6,489,551
open issues 705 2,156 80 411
open pull requests 30 30 30 30
stargazers 57,328 29,018 26,785 79,071
subscribers 4,447 2,697 1,557 5,054
forks 28,614 7,244 5,744 14,990
wiki
Points
Overall points

692,838

Points

48,387

Points

506,718

Points

4,203,239

Points
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

Share this with other developers

store