Angular vs React pros and cons

Even though I have worked couple of Angular projects I have never worked in react project fortunately I got a chance to work on a react project recently in first time, I would like to share my experience with you about the angular vs React pros and cons.

Before I explain the Pros and cons I would like to let you know the main differences related to Angular vs React

React

  • React is a JavaScript library which is developed and maintained by Facebook and used in several of their applications, including Instagram and WhatsApp
  • It is only provides the View from the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture you need to set up the Model and the Controller part as you wish
  • Use virtual DOM
  • Use one way data binding
  • It use JSX and easy to lean and code like HTML
  • React uses a platform called React Native for mobile applications

Angular

  • Angular is framework maintained by Google. It has used in several Google applications, Google Analytics and Firebase Console etc..
  • It use full-fledged Model-View-Controller (MVC) and documented in detail to user on how the application should be structured
  • Use the regular DOM
  • Use two way data binding
  • User must learn some angular specific syntax such as directives
  • Angular use Powerful Ionic Framework for developing mobile apps which has included all UI components

I have added few differences in above and please refer google there are more..

Now I will explain some Pros and cons of Angular versus React

First of all I need to mention you that please do not worry or think too much when you having a react UI development opportunity to switch. Just join the team if you know the JavaScript to some extend specially ES6 features that enough to survive in the project and within a week you can learn the basic of the react and start development. To be honest I could fix some bugs in the very complex react project which has developed a year in the second day that I have joined the project and could start feature development withing a week of learning time. If you are a in a UI development track you much know angular react and vue.js to continue your work and keep the job safe there for do not miss the opportunities and continue leaning what ever the field you work.

Find the Angular and React pros and Cons in the bellow

Angular

Pros

  • Having more online references to learn
  • Oriented on the Apps with a big amount of interactive client side code.
  • Good solution for dynamic Apps with a single page.
  • Fast development process
  • Demands less code in some cases
  • Advanced testing features
  • Model-view-controller balance

Cons

  • Experienced some slowness in the performance
  • Lots of domain specific language is used 
  • Not as SEO friendly as desired
  • Take lot of time to learn and you must know the framework specific syntax + JavaScript
  • Less focus on usability of the components
  • Latest angular version and

React

Pros

  • Search Engine(SEO) friendly
  • Easy to create UI test cases
  • Focus on re-usability of the code component
  • Actually its Fast when it comes to displaying a big amount of components
  • Debugging is easy with specialized chrome extension
  • You can import what ever the library you need there are tons of react libraries.
  • Found a great react design pattern called Ant design
  • Fast learning curve.

Cons

  • View oriented
  • Requires manual processing when data is changing
  • When your project grows you may have 1000 of component and its become very complected folder structure and take some extra time to fix the bugs

SO, WHAT NOW?

Finally I would say the each approach to building the application architecture has its own pros and cons. Its like IOS and Windows operating systems there are users who like windows and there are users who like IOS. both react and angular library/Framework are really awesome and the choice is yours and my final conclusion is please learn both if you are in UI development/front-end track

I have followed the bellow YouTube series to learn react

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