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 1.7.5 and react 16.6.3.

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 (115,764 Stars on Github).
angular has fewer dependencies and more forks.
On the other hand, react has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has more versions, more frequent updates, a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, fewer open issues, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review angular got 790,887 points and react got 6,853,497 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
ejs, jade, vue, angular2 ejs, jade, vue, angular2
licenses MIT MIT
created 7 years ago (Mar, 2012) 7 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified a month ago 6 days ago
total versions 136 170
version average every 18 days every 15 days
maintainers 3 8
dependencies 0 4
Daily Downloads 16,823 153,696
Weekly Downloads 313,656 3,073,456
Monthly Downloads 1,062,173 10,188,043
open issues 495 473
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 59,273 115,764
subscribers 4,307 6,568
forks 29,001 20,917
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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