ReactJS & Angular: A Brief Overview
On the other hand, Angular was developed by Google and is an open-source front-end development framework. It is a part of the MEAN stack & is very compatible with numerous code editors. It is a great option for developing dynamic websites & web apps as well.
So, what sets them apart?
There is one big difference when it comes to Angular and React. While React.js utilizes virtual DOM (Document Object Model) that allows you to access & alter document contents, etc, Angular functions with real DOM.
For instance, if you wish to update the user profile details(for example, their last name) the real DOM updates the whole tree structure of HTML tables instead of altering just that bit of info.
On the other hand, virtual DOM facilities update the changes, and the entire HTML doc is not rewritten. This allows for faster updates and boosts performance.
Following is a short example of how DOM works:
Major Points Of Difference
Data binding is the process of synchronizing data between the UI & business logic.
Angular utilizes both one-way & two-way to bind data- changing view triggers & altering data impacts view.
React leverages one-way binding. While designing a React app, developers nest child components within the higher-order parent components at times.
The code has more stability with one-way binding and it also makes the debugging of an app easier in comparison to the approach followed by Angular.
It is important for the developers to update architecture and add newer modules and libraries.
When it comes to Angular, it is not possible to plunge from Angular 2.0 to 7.0. You will require to install updates one by one between the versions.
React has great backward compatibility. You can simply add several releases of the libraries to the app & then update the older ones.
The future scope of the project is an important factor.
React is heavily dependent on third-party tools and it is the same when you want to scale your app.
Angular, on the other hand, has all the core features that a developer may require to scale an existing app through the addition of new functionalities.
Speed Of Development
Angular is an independent framework. It has an arsenal of tools that make the development process easier. It covers all aspects of front-end app development and doesn’t require any external tools or extra libraries.
React requires additional development libraries like Redux & React Router for state management, routing, and other elementary development functions. So, it takes longer to configure & set up than Angular.
Angular Is The Best When:
- You are adept in Java or C# or have a deep understanding of the previous Angular versions
- You need to develop a low/medium complexity mobile app
- You want to develop a great app from scratch.
ReactJS Is The Best When:
- You wish to scale the app from time to time in future
- You want to reuse the code across web apps
Angular & React are great and have benefits & disadvantages based on the type of app you are looking to develop. The front-end developers must consider the requirements before choosing one of them. Both solutions are good for developing web apps. React facilitates the development of lightweight & flexible apps while an Angular developer adheres to a well-coordinated development approach that is more suitable for mobile app development.
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