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Comparing bootstrap vs. foundation vs. react-bootstrap vs. reactstrap

How are they different?

Here we compare between bootstrap, foundation, react-bootstrap and reactstrap. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are bootstrap 3.3.7, foundation 4.2.1-1, react-bootstrap 0.32.0 and reactstrap 4.8.0.

bootstrap, The most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. It was authored by Twitter, Inc. on Aug, 2011.
foundation, You may also want to checkout:. It was authored on Mar, 2013.
react-bootstrap, Bootstrap 3 components built with React. It was authored by Stephen J. Collings on Jan, 2014.
reactstrap, React Bootstrap 4 components. It was authored on Feb, 2016.

When comparing those packages you notice that bootstrap is the more popular package today (120,421 Stars on Github).
bootstrap has been out there for longer (since 6 years ago), it also has less dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
foundation has less open issues and less open pull requests.
react-bootstrap has more versions and a bigger community of maintainers.
reactstrap has more frequent updates.

In our review bootstrap got 1,393,528 points, foundation got 1,894 points, react-bootstrap got 453,146 points and reactstrap got 96,269 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 those packages.

Going into more detail

 

bootstrap
3.3.7
NPM

foundation
4.2.1-1
NPM

react-bootstrap
0.32.0
NPM

reactstrap
4.8.0
NPM

description The most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. You may also want to checkout: Bootstrap 3 components built with React React Bootstrap 4 components
keywords css, less, mobile-first, responsive, front-end, framework, web zurb, foundation, stylus, express react, ecosystem-react, react-component, bootstrap reactstrap, bootstrap, react, component, components, react-component, ui
author Twitter, Inc. N/A Stephen J. Collings N/A
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 6 years ago (Aug, 2011) 5 years ago (Mar, 2013) 4 years ago (Jan, 2014) 2 years ago (Feb, 2016)
modified a day ago 7 months ago 2 days ago 2 days ago
total versions 19 19 122 92
version average every 4 months every 3 months every 12 days every 8 days
maintainers 1 1 4 3
dependencies 0 2 12 6
Daily Downloads 86,758 142 28,806 6,919
Weekly Downloads 529,202 793 197,252 37,863
Monthly Downloads 1,801,348 2,403 647,416 136,767
open issues 337 1 51 82
open pull requests 30 1 11 7
stargazers 120,421 20 11,985 3,268
subscribers 7,216 5 430 109
forks 57,042 5 1,984 357
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Overall points

1,393,528

Points

1,894

Points

453,146

Points

96,269

Points
CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S bootstrap npm i -S foundation npm i -S react-bootstrap npm i -S reactstrap
remove npm r -S bootstrap npm r -S foundation npm r -S react-bootstrap npm r -S reactstrap

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