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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 4.1.1, foundation 4.2.1-1, react-bootstrap 0.32.1 and reactstrap 6.0.1.

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 (124,723 Stars on Github).
bootstrap has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has fewer dependencies, more daily downloads, 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 2,110,093 points, foundation got 2,273 points, react-bootstrap got 704,728 points and reactstrap got 162,178 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
4.1.1
NPM

foundation
4.2.1-1
NPM

react-bootstrap
0.32.1
NPM

reactstrap
6.0.1
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) 4 years ago (Jan, 2014) 2 years ago (Feb, 2016)
modified 21 days ago a year ago 4 months ago 19 days ago
total versions 22 19 123 98
version average every 4 months every 3 months every 13 days every 8 days
maintainers 1 1 4 3
dependencies 0 2 12 7
Daily Downloads 33,417 44 6,714 2,455
Weekly Downloads 765,219 834 281,795 59,155
Monthly Downloads 3,037,344 3,218 1,085,655 248,428
open issues 457 1 82 69
open pull requests 30 1 14 2
stargazers 124,723 20 13,029 4,731
subscribers 7,338 5 463 132
forks 59,832 5 2,139 506
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Points
Overall points

2,110,093

Points

2,273

Points

704,728

Points

162,178

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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