Why use React JS and Angular?
We have now seen why there is a stark need to learn different frameworks to build complex frontend applications. However, developers often get confused as to which one among ReactJS and Angular should they learn. This article contains facts about ReactJS and Angular. By the end of this article, the readers will be able to decide which one among the two will be best for their business.
What is Angular Development?
Angular is a TypeScript framework, which is based on Model View Controller (MVC). It is created and maintained by Google. This framework includes standardized and pre-written code. This facilitates developers in building their websites. Angular is a comprehensive solution for developers. It contains everything that a developer needs to build web pages. The framework comes with a command to generate components for the developers. It provides the developers with CSS files, HTML files, Typescript files as well as Test files. From routing to handling requests, everything can be done with Angular.
The versions below Angular 2 are called AngularJS and the versions above are called Angular 2, 4, 5, or simply Angular.
What is ReactJS Development?
So far, there are three versions of ReactJS- React-dev tools, ReactJS.Net, and React Native.
Key Features of both Angular and ReactJS
Below is tabulated the key features of both Angular and ReactJS that developers need to know before starting their web development journey.
Debugging and Testing
A single tool
Ideal to use for
Large Scale Web Applications
Single Page Web Applications
Difficult for beginners
Easy compared to Angular
Youtube, Paypal, Gmail, Walmart
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram
Document Object Model
Key Differences between Angular and ReactJS
The angular framework is based on a fixed structure. The entire framework is based on three layers- Model, View, and Controller. The developers while using this framework, break down the app’s code in different files. This enables them to reuse templates or components in different parts of the application. However, ReactJS on the other hand offers the development of web pages through simple components. This library comes along with declarative component definitions. In this, the developers, do not need to write code in a specific way.
The angular framework is a comprehensive solution for developers. It is a full-fledged framework that does not require the inclusion of any library. Everything can be done using the already existing packages. However, the same does not apply to ReactJS. While working with ReactJS, the developers need to call for additional libraries like- React Router, Redux, or Helmet.
The angular framework comes with already built-in components of material design. This enables the development of the user interface fastly and elegantly. However, in ReactJS, UI tools are developed by its community. Developing single-pageweb applications becomes comparatively tough using ReactJS.
Level of Difficulty
In the Angular framework, syntaxes are complex and sophisticated. This makes it difficult for the budding developers to comprehend. However, in ReactJS, logic, and templates are explained at the end of every component. It allows the developers to use code without completely knowing its syntax.
Angular Framework uses only one testing tool. The developer can choose any one among Karma, Protractor, or Jasmine for testing. However, ReactJS uses multiple tools for different elements to test the final product. This gives Angular Framework an edge over ReactJS.
Both of these frameworks are expected to rise rapidly in terms of usage in the future. In this article, the key points and differences between the two most important frameworks were presented. Now developers will be in a better position to choose the best among the two. As “best” is quite a subjective term, the developers should keep in mind some facts and their business requirements to come to the right decision.