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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 0.31.5 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 (118,182 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 1,557,113 points, foundation got 2,281 points, react-bootstrap got 527,587 points and reactstrap got 82,225 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
0.31.5
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 11 days ago 5 months ago 18 days ago 4 days ago
total versions 18 19 121 92
version average every 4 months every 3 months every 12 days every 7 days
maintainers 1 1 4 3
dependencies 0 2 10 6
Daily Downloads 24,617 64 6,840 1,568
Weekly Downloads 534,419 818 213,661 32,574
Monthly Downloads 2,192,772 3,231 802,878 120,389
open issues 360 1 47 61
open pull requests 30 1 8 9
stargazers 118,182 19 11,518 2,797
subscribers 7,153 5 436 107
forks 55,684 5 1,938 295
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Points
Overall points

1,557,113

Points

2,281

Points

527,587

Points

82,225

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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