Angular provides enriched development experience through CLI (Command Line Interface) that allows creating projects quickly and producing components and services with one-line commands.
Angular provides Two-way data binding same as the Model-View-Controller architecture, where the Model and the View are synchronized. So changing data modifies view and changing view modifies data.
Angular offers Ionic framework for mobile app development, which comes with a Cordova container and an engaging UI component library. So, the developed application, when viewed on any device, appears like a web inside a native web app container.
As React is JS library; the development speed and throughput depends on selection of third-party libraries. The team needs to determine the right third-party tools, which may vary from project to project.
React uses virtual DOM which is mapped to a real DOM that tracks modifications, and updates only modified elements without affecting the other parts of DOM tree.
React supports one-way data binding where child components are not affected when parent components are modified. This type of data binding makes the code more stable but requires additional work to synchronize model and view. Also, it takes more time to configure updates in parent components triggered by changes in child components.
High level feature difference:
|Architecture||Component based||Component based|
|App size||Relatively small||Relatively small|
|DOM||Real DOM||Virtual DOM|
|Rendering||Client/server side||Client/server side|
|Template||HTML/Typescript||JSX+JS(ES5 and beyond)|
|Data Binding||Two way||One way|
Selection of either of the above JS libraries depends on time and cost estimation.
Angular is good choice when:
- You have expertise in Java and C#.
- Your application is less complex.
- You need to quickly build application using Angular’s ready to use solutions.
React is right fit when:
- Application is highly customized.
- You can invest time on pre-development preparation.