Are you confused what ever i’m used React Angular Or Vue for my next project.Let me help you in a minute. i’m gonna quickly compare these three topics for following scenarios and then I’m gonna Tell you which is the best for next project.
What is the different between a Library and Framework. Some Developers use these terms interchangeably.
Library is the Collection of reusable Codes. Its used to solve common problems.
for example we have library for performing some mathematical calculations .we have libraries for machine learning and so on.
React is a library for building interactive user-interfaces. if framework on the other hand gives us a lot of reusable code just like a library. but it also provides a structure or a skeleton for building applications so when using a framework. we have to build our application according to that framework.
frameworks have opinions in terms of how we should structure our application how the application should get started how various components should interact with each other and so on .
angular is the oldest of the three it’s developed by Google and was initially released in 2010.until 2016 it used to be called angularjs. in 2016 angular team released angular 2 which was a complete rewrite of angularjs in
fact it had nothing in common with the previous version of angular.it was a
completely new framework. so to reduce confusion angular team decided to drop the js from the original name and they call the new framework angular this made a lot of developers unhappy. any applications that were built with
angularjs had to be rebuilt with angular also over the last three years there have been several releases of angular and we have experienced several breaking changes as an online instructor.
react is developed and maintained by Facebook and it’s been around since 2013. currently it’s at version 16 and it’s being used by
Twitter Netflix PayPal and
Uber to name a few it has a huge community which means somebody out there has already solved the problems
you may encounter so there are tons of third-party libraries packages tools
extensions as well as tutorials.
Vue or VueJs is the youngest kid in town. unlike angular and react.
vue isn’t developed by a big corporation. it was originally developed
by an ex-googler employee in 2014 (evan you), and now it’s maintained by a group of passionate developers even though it’s a new framework it has gained a lot of popularity over the past two years now.
So what about the learning curve the framework or library you choose should be relatively easy to learn
so other members in your team can quickly up-to-speed.
angular has always been famous for having a steep learning curve
because it’s a full-blown framework or a complete solution there is so many concepts you need to learn such as services dependency injection pipes and templates after that there are more advanced topics such as change detection zones ahead of time compilation and rxjs. the entry barrier for angular is clearly higher than for react there are so many things you need to learn.
in contrast react is just a library and not a complete solution. so it has fewer
now let’s talk about
vue. I would say learning vue requires roughly the
same amount of time and effort it’s definitely easier to learn than angular some argue that is even easier than react but that’s very subjective. another
thing to consider when choosing a framework or library for your next
project is talent availability you want to make sure that you can easily find
new resources to join your team. with reacting the most popular front and
library you’ll have a better chance at finding react developers to hire.
the other factor you need to consider is the stability of a framework. you want to make sure that the framework or library you choose introduces minimal risks your development process. the angular team have planned major updates every six months. during this major upgrades you will experience breaking changes and you have another six months to make the necessary changes before the old api’s are deprecated. so that gives you a total of two releases or one year to make the necessary changes. we’d react
you have to worry less about this because Facebook takes the stability of react. seriously big companies like
Airbnb use react and that’s one of the reasons Facebook is reluctant to make any big changes that could impact these companies as per view 90% of the api’s are the same if you’re migrating from version 1 to 2. they also have a migration helper tool that makes it easier to migrate your applications.
now let’s take a look at the open source community involvement in all these three frameworks. something interesting to note here is that view has the most number of stars among the three on
github. react has around 126 thousand stars which is a lot for an open source library this shows that
people love react in contrast angular has only about 40,000 stars
react also has a significant number of contributors there are over 1,200
developers contributing to react which is way more than view and angular.
now look at the weekly downloads react has the most number of weekly downloads with a whopping 5.2 million view comes second with 980,000 weekly downloads I was surprised to say that angular downloads
have dropped significantly so based on the community and growth of frameworks.