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 16.1.1.

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 (81,492 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 800,097 points and react got 4,586,714 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, ejs angular2, backbone, vue, ember
licenses MIT MIT
created 6 years ago (Mar, 2012) 6 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 8 days ago 3 days ago
total versions 125 136
version average every 17 days every 16 days
maintainers 2 7
dependencies 0 4
Daily Downloads 10,415 76,097
Weekly Downloads 272,247 1,759,602
Monthly Downloads 1,132,558 7,128,820
open issues 692 418
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 57,544 81,492
subscribers 4,435 5,171
forks 28,683 15,411
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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