Comparing angular vs. react

How are they different?

Here we compare between angular and react. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are angular 1.6.8 and react 16.2.0.

angular, HTML enhanced for web apps. It was authored by Angular Core Team on Mar, 2012.
react, React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It was authored on Oct, 2011.

When comparing both packages you notice that react is the more popular package today (85,833 Stars on Github).
angular has less dependencies and more forks.
On the other hand, react has been out there for longer (since 6 years ago), it also has more versions, more frequent updates, a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, less open issues, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review angular got 687,596 points and react got 3,909,405 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 both packages.

Going into more detail




description HTML enhanced for web apps React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
keywords angular, framework, browser, client-side react
author Angular Core Team N/A
Related / similar packages
angular2, backbone, ejs, jade angular2, backbone, ejs, jade
licenses MIT MIT
created 6 years ago (Mar, 2012) 6 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 10 days ago 4 hours ago
total versions 127 137
version average every 17 days every 17 days
maintainers 2 8
dependencies 0 4
Daily Downloads 40,169 253,087
Weekly Downloads 252,069 1,714,678
Monthly Downloads 897,360 5,631,227
open issues 674 338
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 57,830 85,833
subscribers 4,401 5,363
forks 28,731 16,228
Overall points




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

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