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 15.6.1.

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 (69,758 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 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 689,294 points and react got 3,255,578 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 3 days ago 21 hours ago
total versions 123 121
version average every 16 days every 17 days
maintainers 2 2
dependencies 0 5
Daily Downloads 37,744 222,852
Weekly Downloads 213,469 1,180,906
Monthly Downloads 946,214 4,928,822
open issues 762 745
open pull requests 30 30
stargazers 56,254 69,758
subscribers 4,422 4,656
forks 28,089 13,069
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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