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 1.6.6 and react 15.6.1.

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 (75,998 Stars on Github).
angular has more frequent updates, less dependencies, less open issues and more forks.
On the other hand, react has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also 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 785,689 points and react got 3,532,077 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, ember, vue angular2, backbone, ember, vue
licenses MIT BSD-3-Clause
created 5 years ago (Mar, 2012) 6 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 19 days ago a day ago
total versions 125 129
version average every 16 days every 17 days
maintainers 2 6
dependencies 0 5
Daily Downloads 46,923 248,392
Weekly Downloads 252,586 1,309,832
Monthly Downloads 1,088,079 5,310,691
open issues 726 727
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 57,134 75,998
subscribers 4,450 4,968
forks 28,486 14,408
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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