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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 4.1.3, foundation 4.2.1-1, react-bootstrap 0.32.4 and reactstrap 6.4.0.

bootstrap, The most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. It was authored by The Bootstrap Authors 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 (127,473 Stars on Github).
bootstrap has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has fewer dependencies, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
foundation has fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
react-bootstrap has more versions and a bigger community of maintainers.
reactstrap has more frequent updates.

In our review bootstrap got 2,301,500 points, foundation got 1,697 points, react-bootstrap got 644,683 points and reactstrap got 217,114 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
4.1.3
NPM

foundation
4.2.1-1
NPM

react-bootstrap
0.32.4
NPM

reactstrap
6.4.0
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, sass, 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 The Bootstrap Authors N/A Stephen J. Collings N/A
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material2, ng-bootstrap antd, material-ui semantic-ui-react, antd semantic-ui-react, material-ui
Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 7 years ago (Aug, 2011) 5 years ago (Mar, 2013) 5 years ago (Jan, 2014) 3 years ago (Feb, 2016)
modified a month ago a year ago 5 days ago a month ago
total versions 24 19 128 103
version average every 4 months every 3 months every 13 days every 9 days
maintainers 2 1 4 3
dependencies 0 2 12 8
Daily Downloads 0 0 0 0
Weekly Downloads 637,185 299 190,462 66,339
Monthly Downloads 3,571,119 2,645 1,061,872 350,828
open issues 467 1 103 114
open pull requests 30 1 15 8
stargazers 127,473 20 13,748 5,921
subscribers 7,396 5 472 164
forks 62,159 5 2,256 630
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Points
Overall points

2,301,500

Points

1,697

Points

644,683

Points

217,114

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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