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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 1.6.8, angular2 2.0.0-beta.21, backbone 1.3.3 and react 16.2.0.

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 (85,812 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 687,596 points, angular2 got 52,938 points, backbone got 469,245 points and react got 3,909,382 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
1.6.8
NPM

angular2
2.0.0-beta.21
NPM

backbone
1.3.3
NPM

react
16.2.0
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
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 6 years ago (Mar, 2012) 3 years ago (Feb, 2015) 7 years ago (Jul, 2011) 6 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 10 days ago 19 days ago a month ago 4 days ago
total versions 127 68 27 137
version average every 17 days every 16 days every 3 months every 17 days
maintainers 2 1 3 8
dependencies 0 0 1 4
Daily Downloads 40,169 627 28,050 253,087
Weekly Downloads 252,069 3,805 193,342 1,714,678
Monthly Downloads 897,360 14,923 645,770 5,631,227
open issues 674 2,090 71 339
open pull requests 30 30 30 30
stargazers 57,830 32,045 26,931 85,812
subscribers 4,401 2,847 1,541 5,361
forks 28,731 7,928 5,757 16,228
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Points
Overall points

687,596

Points

52,938

Points

469,245

Points

3,909,382

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

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