Angular or React? Which one should you use? In this article, we will discuss the differences between Angular and React and help you decide which one is right for your project. It’s time to put the debate to rest.
Angular and React: If you’re even remotely familiar with web development, you’ve probably heard of these two giants.
This article is your guide to choosing the best framework for your web app.
What is Angular?
Angular is an open-source framework developed by Google, released under the name AngularJS in 2010. The main purpose of the framework is to build dynamic, single-page web applications, and is based on TypeScript. This framework provides developers with everything they need to create larger applications. It is because of this reason that leading companies like Microsoft, Forbes, and BMW all prefer Angular over React.
What is React?
React or Angular? Which one is the best?
Here’s a list of the major differences between Angular and React, as well as a few reasons for choosing each one.
Angular is a complete framework for software development. Additional libraries are usually not required because the package includes features such as data binding, component-based routing, and form validation. Additionally, it features several built-in libraries that are especially useful for building complex applications.
React is a framework for developing user interfaces. Therefore, it requires the implementation of other libraries. React also gives you more freedom, letting you organize your code however you want.
Angular’s performance is poor for complex and dynamic web applications. Bidirectional data binding can have a negative impact on the performance of Angular applications. To track binding changes, a watcher is assigned to every binding, and the loop continues until all watchers are checked and their values are updated. The process becomes more complex if there are more bindings.
Performance of React has improved significantly with the introduction of virtual DOM. The virtual DOMs reduce the burden on the browser. Moreover, the data binding process is unidirectional, and does not require any additional workload from watchers.
Both web frameworks address the same problems, though in different ways. The choice depends on your preferences and the project requirements in terms of functionality and usability.
SBL has extensive experience in managing both Angular and React projects. Please contact our Software division for a detailed discussion.