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 1.7.0 and react 16.3.2.

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 (96,243 Stars on Github).
angular has fewer 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, fewer open issues, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review angular got 961,871 points and react got 6,154,331 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, angular2, backbone
licenses MIT MIT
created 6 years ago (Mar, 2012) 7 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 10 days ago 6 days ago
total versions 131 148
version average every 17 days every 16 days
maintainers 2 7
dependencies 0 4
Daily Downloads 12,280 84,616
Weekly Downloads 364,724 2,489,430
Monthly Downloads 1,359,554 9,489,268
open issues 557 466
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 58,471 96,243
subscribers 4,348 5,870
forks 28,918 18,121
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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