Angular Vs. React
The next question that usually comes is whats the best one to use? What should I use for my organisation which is the best one in general and unfortunately it’s not an easy answer. Because both these frameworks share similar concepts that make building scalable web applications possible.
So some developers really like Angular and some really like React. But again both are great solutions to make large mobile applications or web applications.
What if we encourage the team to test derive these tools and pick out the best solution for yourself with that said, lets get into some differences between Angular and React.
You will miss your precious minutes hunting for that. That is all because of the silly mistakes to be clear, Typescript can be used for lot of potential things like React. But the cool thing about Angular is that it really treat like you are a first class citizen. All the documentation is default around Typescript.
If you are using React and if you want Typescript you might find out hard to find documentation or others doing the same thing.
Now to build your mobile application, there are a couple of ways in which we can do this. We can use the ionic framework which is truly hybrid approach making cross-platform apps. That uses the web browser within a native app container or we can use a native script which is a truly made of applications with a native view Uhnow which achieving 60 frames per second.
These are the 2 main differences between the ionic and native script and those definitely posing stable approaches because this is an introductory blog we are going to save it for later.
One of the main difference between Angular and React is that Angular is a data full-flagged toolkit for web applications out of the box. Angular has inclusions for routing, accessing data services, templating and more.
I think the biggest advantage with Angular is that everything is right there to use and this is going to provide you with a lot of consistency across angular applications including how you should structure your project. It has new libraries and setups. Typescript usually needs to be wrapped in some kind of Angular service tools to work with other components.
There is definitely an Angular way to do some things. Can you use Angular without Typescript? Sure you can! But its really probably not easy to use widely, so you really don’t like to Typescript your application, might be best choosing it to different framework may be something like React and the question that all remains are who is using it Angular today?
Well the NBA’s, GrubHub etc. and more listed companies using Angular1 and 2 you can go with angular.com and see the full listing of more showcases.
React on the other hand takes the different approached job because React is just a piece of a puzzle. Reacts big selling point is its used for a virtual DOM and the emphasis is on application state. Now you are probably asking whats a virtual DOM. For it to understand we need to talk about a regular DOM for a few seconds.
These days we are really pushing the DOM way which was not designed to do so React when solving this performance problem by extracting itself away from the environment.
With React you actually work with an object representation of the DOM. React maintains 2 snapshots, 1 is original and other is without data changes and then compares the two to find the difference updating only that’s more piece of code that needs to be changed rather than rewriting the entire HTML document.
What ends up happening is a huge performance boost. We are not forcing the whole browser to be plain itself every time there is a change. Again there is a lot more goes into this process.
One of the favorite things about React is the focus it has on application state. It’s an object that determines how the code or components renders and behaves.
You can think of the state as a single source of truth for all the React components. Rather than keeping values and variables that are literal throughout components.
For applications, they are maintained in a single object that can be only be updated through a special method of sets. Merged through a private property like the update with the Public method. Now you still use variables in React but the state is an object used for anything that dynamic like our data that might change or may be valued to show how the loading spinner this makes it really easy to bug React application then you can always find this specific state shall we produce some bug or some feature.
Now because React focuses on these 2 features of virtual and DOM states we need to fill in those pieces like Routing and templating. Luckily there are tons of React libraries out there as a direct router and JSX. JSX is not technically templating but it serves and resembles similar properties and functionality tools as we create. React app really is easy to create React that already has many pieces of the puzzle for you.
It doesn’t really care if you include any library, you can easily snug up a package of NPM import java application and off we go. The downside with that is that a lot of React application can vary compositions with so many tools to accomplish similar tasks you might find two React applications that work very different.
We can achieve a lot of things once we get in there. There are so many React packages out there and literally important to agree upon what we going to use it on the same page within an organisation.
In React we can also make mobile applications just like angular. We use React native for it. We could technically use the native script with React.
Twitter, Airbnb, Uber or Pinterest use React somewhere there in their projects.