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React vs Angular : detailed comparision

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It's fascinating to think about why one thing becomes more popular than another. It can have a direct bearing on project’s durability and ability to fit in deadlines, further code maintainability, and scalability of your future app. The goal of this article is not to find the best technology, but to compare, highlight, and clarify few misconceptions.


 

Technology

Angular

React

Type

MVC framework written in JavaScript

JavaScript Library that has view in MVC, however requires flux to implement architecture

Concept/ Process

Works by bringing JavaScript into HTML  with the real DOM client-side rendering 

Works by bringing HTML into JavaScript with virtual DOM server-side rendering

Data Binding

Two-way data binding

One-way data binding

Dependencies

Manages dependencies automatically

Requires additional tools to manage dependencies

Best suited

Best for SPA’s that update single view at a time

Best for SPA’s that update many views at a time

We have further discussed their individual differences with respect to componentization, performance, data binding, directives, and templates.

Componentization

Angular has a fixed structure and it is based on the three layers that are Model, View, and Controller. The Model is initialized by the controller, which is then transformed into HTML to create View for the users.

React is created with a different architecture that is distinct from Angular but similar to MVC frameworks.