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 1.6.1 and react 15.4.2.

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 (57,758 Stars on Github).
angular has more versions, more frequent updates, less dependencies, more followers on Github and more forks.
On the other hand, react has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, less open issues and more stars on Github.

In our review angular got 430,686 points and react got 1,539,327 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
active_record, axios, backbone, bluebird, angular2 angular2, react-intl, react-intl-redux, react-redux-i18n, react-redux-multilingual
licenses MIT BSD-3-Clause
created 5 years ago (Mar, 2012) 5 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 4 days ago 5 hours ago
total versions 120 97
version average every 15 days every 20 days
maintainers 2 8
dependencies 0 3
Daily Downloads 7,056 30,266
Weekly Downloads 159,040 722,565
Monthly Downloads 519,962 2,176,646
open issues 841 692
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 54,372 57,758
subscribers 4,477 4,070
forks 27,008 10,475
Overall points




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

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