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 1.6.4 and react 15.5.4.

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 (65,425 Stars on Github).
angular has more versions, more frequent updates, less dependencies 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, more stars on Github and more followers on Github.

In our review angular got 613,120 points and react got 2,747,008 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 13 days ago 5 hours ago
total versions 123 116
version average every 15 days every 17 days
maintainers 2 11
dependencies 0 4
Daily Downloads 34,890 182,318
Weekly Downloads 189,620 1,005,648
Monthly Downloads 822,644 4,136,755
open issues 747 657
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 55,563 65,425
subscribers 4,398 4,425
forks 27,767 12,117
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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