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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 6.5.0.

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 (128,782 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 2,201,034 points, foundation got 1,127 points, react-bootstrap got 594,537 points and reactstrap got 212,868 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
6.5.0
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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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 7 years ago (Aug, 2011) 6 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 19 130 104
version average every 4 months every 4 months every 14 days every 10 days
maintainers 2 1 4 3
dependencies 0 2 12 8
Daily Downloads 59,626 19 9,814 5,804
Weekly Downloads 924,050 384 256,902 95,667
Monthly Downloads 3,018,971 1,401 884,331 306,015
open issues 395 1 98 132
open pull requests 30 1 18 7
stargazers 128,782 20 14,156 6,431
subscribers 7,403 5 486 180
forks 63,205 5 2,321 694
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Points
Overall points

2,201,034

Points

1,127

Points

594,537

Points

212,868

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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