I am often in conversations with developers who have used either Angular JS or React JS but never extensively have used both. This can unfortunately create an unfair bias. Are there any developers out there who have exposure to both and would like to offer their personal opinion???
While the differences between Angular JS and React JS are large, they can both accomplish the same thing. If I appear biased in what I’ve written here, it’s because I’m biased, definitely toward React. Angular is a much fuller featured framework than React, which isn’t really a framework at all, but that doesn’t mean a lot when I don’t see the need for most of the features that Angular provides. I’ve found that I have to write less code to do more in React, and React has better performance than Angular due to React’s implementation of a virtual DOM (which I’ll prove in a future post). Despite that, support for Angular is much, much better, with a larger community and following, as React is just getting started.