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React Vs Angular: Choosing The Right JavaScript Framework

The technology industry is evolving at a tremendous rate and it’s getting highly competitive every day. Time-to-market is everything and in order to survive, you have to evolve to the changing market. The first one out of the gate doesn’t always win if a better solution follows but having a head start gives the company and the product a huge advantage.

Choosing the right framework or library can give the development team the edge it needs to build the application. As it provides a foundation and fundamentals common to all applications. Using this package let the team focus on building the application’s functionality and saving the time and effort that could rather be spent designing, implementing, and testing core components. In this, Libraries play a key role as it lets you separate front end work from back-end concerns allowing us to work on both simultaneously without causing integration problem.

There are lots of JavaScript libraries out there, among them the most popular & the ones that are trending now are React, Angular, Polymer, and Vue. There are many similarities between them but there are some key features which distinguish them too.
Here we will be discussing this only to help you decide which framework to choose from? Your pick should be based partly on how much you want to rely on a framework versus how much flexibility you need, how big and supportive the user community is, and how hard it will be to get started.

Now coming to some of the pros and cons of React and AngularJS:

Pros and cons of AngularJS

Angular is a JavaScript MVVM framework, which is awesome for building highly interactive and dynamic web applications.

Benefits of AngularJS:

  • New features like enhanced RXJS( Reactive Extension), faster compilation, new HttpClient launch.
  • Detailed documentation giving all necessary information for the individual developer.
  • Two-way data binding enabling singular behavior for the app which minimized risks of possible errors.
  • MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) that allows developers to work separately on the same app section using the same set of data.

Drawbacks of AngularJS:

  • The complex syntax that comes from the first version of Angular.
  • Migration issues which can appear while moving from the older version to the latest ones.
  • Performance. Dynamic applications don’t always perform that well. Complex SPAs( Single Page Applications) could be sometimes buggy and inconvenient to use due to their size.

Pros and cons of ReactJS

ReactJS is an open source JavaScript library, which is great for building huge web applications where data is changeable on a regular basis.

Benefits of ReactJS:

  • Easy to learn. React is much simpler to learn because of its simplicity in terms of syntax.
  • High level of flexibility and maximum of responsiveness.
  • Virtual DOM (document object model) allowing us to arrange documents in HTML, XHTML, or XML formats into a tree which is more acceptable by web browsers.
  • ReactJS combined with ES6/7 can work with the high load in an easy way.
  • Downward data binding which means that with this kind of data flow the child elements cannot affect parent data.

Drawbacks of ReactJS:

  • Lack of official documentation
  • React is opinionated—meaning that developers sometimes have too much choice for full customization
  • Long time to master which means that React JS requires deep knowledge of how to integrate user interface into MVC framework

Conclusion :

From a developer point of view, there is no substantial difference which framework to choose, because it just takes some time to get used to the new one and since it is both an open source it allows us to try both of them and select the one that works for us best.

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