Angular, released in 2009, has evolved over time with semi-regular releases. The latest 1.x version of Angular is 1.3.8. Alongside, Angular also released its 2.0 version. The current Angular 1.x version uses custom HTML elements with attributes that provide functionality on various DOM (Document Object Model) elements. These DOM elements are also called directives and are versatile in nature. As far as embracing typescripts is concerned, Angular 2.0 counts on HTML templates. Both versions support MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture to overcome complexity and deliver ease in development. However, Angular 2.0 is still struggling to gain popularity as compared to Angular 1.x even though Stack Overflow reports more queries in Angular 1.0 than in 2.0.
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1. Global community support
2. Full-fledged framework
Angular is compatible with all platforms and browsers. It is consistent, has inbuilt tools and robust components. Moreover, it is quite mature and developed as compared to React.
3. Two-way data bind
Two-way data bind, a key feature of Angular, diffuses the impact of minor data change and decreases the need for further effort with data sync view and model. The change of data in the client side does not need to make a server call. The UI with help of the model are updated real time. That too without writing a single line of client script.
JS syntax or JSX enables HTML quotes and uses HTML tag syntax for subcomponent rendering. This leads to the building of machine-readable code and imparts capability to compound components in one, time-verified file.
2. Prompt rendering
This is one of the best features of React that gives it a significant edge over Angular. The technology comprises of smart methods to reduce DOM operations and eventually optimize and accelerate the update process. Additionally, Virtual DOM aids Angular to handle vast databases.
3. JS centric
4. Mobil App Development
In case of Mobile App development, React uses React Native to develop the application.
In case of Mobile App development, Angular doesn’t build the application on its own. It rather outsources it to platforms such as Ionic Framework.
React is not a full-scale framework considering performance and usage. For this very reason, the integration of UI library into a common MVC framework requires deeper programming knowledge. It is still young, considering tutorial volumes, limited ecosystem and manageability issues with components. Further development of React is facing timeline issues.
Flux is an extension that is frequently applied for adding a structure and architecture to react app. Usage of both technologies can become a challenge for a non-experienced programmer, as it lacks structure, guidance, and comprehensive documentation.