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 1.7.2 and react 16.4.1.

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 (106,453 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 964,194 points and react got 6,857,123 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 6 years ago (Mar, 2012) 7 years ago (Oct, 2011)
modified 19 days ago 4 days ago
total versions 133 150
version average every 17 days every 16 days
maintainers 2 6
dependencies 0 4
Daily Downloads 11,458 98,098
Weekly Downloads 329,630 2,709,010
Monthly Downloads 1,399,314 10,639,283
open issues 504 482
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 58,814 106,453
subscribers 4,351 6,129
forks 28,963 18,995
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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