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Oct 3 2016   3:09PM GMT

AngularJS vs ReactJS : What’s good for your business?

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AngularJS is managed by Google and ReactJS
is owned by Facebook. Both of them are unique and resourceful in their
own ways. These frameworks are quite easy to use with high-end potential
to build cutting-edge mobile and web applications. However, they have
their differences too. Which brings the topic ‘AngularJS vs ReactJS : which is better?’

Read More: Angularjs 2: Official release from Google team

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we get down to the specific specialties of both the frameworks, let us
discuss the  similarities first. This will give you a clear picture
about the basic features they both offer:


In both the cases, JavaScript (ES5 and ES6) is fundamental. As both are from the same language background, hence flexibility and reliability are the same.

Read More: Why Is Javascript The Programming Language Of The Future?


cannot perform serious front-end coding without CSS3. Luckily both the
frameworks support CSS3 and give you more opportunity to do better.


other frameworks, for these two also HTML5  is obvious. Though the
depth of knowledge required for both the frameworks is not same but they
have quite similar applications.

Read More: Top 20 HTML5 Templates 2015

Design Patterns and Object Oriented principles:

Not only in languages but these two frameworks have their similarities in designs as well. Some parameters such as, Pure Functions, Singletons, Immutability, Composability, Inheritance,  and many others are core concepts helping you in doing good development in general.

Advantages of AngularJS vs ReactJS

AngularJS vs ReactJS

With the new launch of AngularJS 2, it has come up with some new features. Now lets see what AngularJS has to offer specifically

Easy Decision Making

Since AngularJS is a framework,
it provides significantly opinions and functionality that are out of
the box. AngularJS helps you get started more quickly without feeling
intimidated by decisions. This also helps new developers feel at home
more quickly and makes switching developers between teams more easy and

Component structure

2 evolved from a framework to a platform. Therefore, you can easily use
its components with other frameworks. Additional functionality may be
implemented just as in the form of components that accomplish it
completely, so as directives that extend the functionality of the
existing component.

AngularJS vs ReactJS components

Developing environment:

You can choose your favorite environment for developing with AngularJS. Although most of its developers use TypeScript, you are free to apply Javascript, CoffeeScript or Dart. For templates you can use either pure HTML or pre-processors like Jade.

Testing in AngularJS vs ReactJS

AngularJS was  created to make it easy to write tests for applications,
especially if you utilize modules, as recommended in the official
documentation. Therefore, AngularJS has a major advantage of testing
ease which gives another reason to choose AngularJS.

Read More: Top 20 latest Angular JS Developer Tools

Advantages of ReactJS:

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Here are few advantages of ReactJS the prove the standpoint in the war “AngularJS vs ReactJS” –

SEO friendly:

all the JavaScript frameworks are reactive towards SEO, ReactJS does a
marvelous job in that. You are able to run ReactJS on the server and the
virtual DOM will be returned and rendered to your browser as a regular web page. You don’t need to apply any other tricks!

AngularJS vs ReactJS virtual dom DOM


JSX is
an HTML alike syntax that compiles down to JavaScript. For JSX, markup
and codes are composed in the same file. This means code completion
gives you a helping hand as you type references to your component’s
functions and variables. In contrast, AngularJS’s string-based templates
come with the usual downsides: There is no code coloring in many
editors, limited code completion support, and run-time failures. Hence
ReactJS is ahead in this.

Great User Interface:

ReactJS Native
is much more focused on user interface unlike  AngularJs . It gives
your users a highly responsive interface with the help of JavaScript
interactions between the Native environment of the device and ReactJS
Native. Therefore, this increases the application’s load time and helps
to keep it running smoothly without any interruptions.

Highly efficient:

Reactjs creates its own virtual DOM
where your components are kept. This approach gives developers high
flexibility and amazing performance gains because ReactJS calculates
what change is needed to be made in the virtual DOM in advance and
updates the DOM-trees accordingly. In this fashion, ReactJS  avoids the
costly DOM operations and does updates in a very efficient manner.

AngularJS vs ReactJS DOM

 Read More: 5 reasons to choose Facebook’s ReactJS

Conclusion of AngularJS vs ReactJS war:

you come to the bottom of the discussion, now few things are clear to
you about both the frameworks. Hence, if you are trying to choose one of
them, then here’s our suggestion.  If you are trying to develop a basic
web app then both can be used. However, ReactJS is SEO friendly, real
time and compatible with heavy traffic. Whereas, AngularJS offers easy
development and testing along with reliability.


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