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 1.6.2, angular2 2.0.0-beta.21, backbone 1.3.3 and react 15.4.2.
HTML enhanced for web apps.
It was authored
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.
When comparing those packages you notice that
react is the more popular package today
Stars on Github).
angular has more versions, more followers on Github and more forks.
angular2 has more frequent updates.
backbone has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also has less open issues.
react has a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and more stars on Github.
In our review angular got 543,625 points, angular2 got 60,859 points, backbone got 409,897 points and react got 1,991,086 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.