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Comparing material2 vs. ng-bootstrap vs. ng2-bootstrap vs. primeng

How are they different?

Here we compare between material2, ng-bootstrap, ng2-bootstrap and primeng. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are material2 2.0.0-alpha.6-2, ng-bootstrap 1.6.3, ng2-bootstrap 1.6.3 and primeng 6.1.6.

material2, Material Design components for Angular 2. It was authored on May, 2016.
ng-bootstrap, Native Angular Bootstrap Components. It was authored by Dmitriy Shekhovtsov on Dec, 2015.
ng2-bootstrap, Native Angular Bootstrap Components. It was authored by Dmitriy Shekhovtsov on Aug, 2015.
primeng, [![License: MIT](https://img.shields.io/badge/License-MIT-yellow.svg)](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT) [![Join the chat at https://gitter.im/primefaces/primeng](https://badges.gitter.im/primefaces/primeng.svg)](https://gitter.im/primefaces/primeng?ut. It was authored on Jan, 2016.

When comparing those packages you notice that material2 is the more popular package today (16,469 Stars on Github).
material2 has more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
ng-bootstrap has a bigger community of maintainers.
ng2-bootstrap has been out there for longer (since 3 years ago), it also has more versions and more frequent updates.
primeng has fewer dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads and more monthly downloads.

In our review material2 got 22,961 points, ng-bootstrap got 12,460 points, ng2-bootstrap got 22,279 points and primeng got 285,171 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

 

material2
2.0.0-alpha.6-2
NPM

ng-bootstrap
1.6.3
NPM

ng2-bootstrap
1.6.3
NPM

primeng
6.1.6
NPM

description Material Design components for Angular 2 Native Angular Bootstrap Components Native Angular Bootstrap Components [![License: MIT](https://img.shields.io/badge/License-MIT-yellow.svg)](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT) [![Join the chat at https://gitter.im/primefaces/primeng](https://badges.gitter.im/primefaces/primeng.svg)](https://gitter.im/primefaces/primeng?ut
keywords ng, ng-bootstap, angular, angular2, bootstrap, twitter-bootstrap ng, ng-bootstap, angular, angular2, bootstrap, twitter-bootstrap
author N/A Dmitriy Shekhovtsov Dmitriy Shekhovtsov N/A
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bootstrap, ngx-bootstrap bootstrap, ngx-bootstrap ngx-bootstrap, kendo-ui-core bootstrap, ngx-bootstrap
Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 3 years ago (May, 2016) 3 years ago (Dec, 2015) 3 years ago (Aug, 2015) 3 years ago (Jan, 2016)
modified a year ago 10 months ago a year ago 10 days ago
total versions 1 8 130 108
version average every 3 years every 4 months every 9 days every 9 days
maintainers 1 2 1 1
dependencies 13 1 1 0
Daily Downloads 0 103 424 8,307
Weekly Downloads 1 2,563 6,256 121,244
Monthly Downloads 11 7,758 22,361 423,071
open issues 1,395 366 366 887
open pull requests 30 30 30 30
stargazers 16,469 4,415 4,415 4,727
subscribers 1,188 248 248 337
forks 4,193 1,345 1,345 2,156
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Overall points

22,961

Points

12,460

Points

22,279

Points

285,171

Points
CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S material2 npm i -S ng-bootstrap npm i -S ng2-bootstrap npm i -S primeng
remove npm r -S material2 npm r -S ng-bootstrap npm r -S ng2-bootstrap npm r -S primeng

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