Angular vs React: highlights
The highlight of the ReactJS is working with a virtual DOM instead of a regular one. DOM stands for the document object model, a programming interface. It should not be confused with web components like a Shadow DOM. Virtual DOM is completely is different, it helps achieve quicker rendering. Since ReactJS is working with the virtual DOM, it updates a regular interface only when the data has actually been changed. AngularJS uses a real DOM.
Reviewing the Angular vs React topic we should say we have more experience with Angular (1.x) compared to React. Yet, we know that React is preferable for projects with big amounts of data. To be reasonable, we’ll conduct a comparative analysis and present detailed results. Buckle up 🙂
Video with JS tools basics
So far, the top version that is Angular JS2 has been left without attention. But let’s leave it for another time, and focus on Angular vs React issue. Before turning to specific numbers, consider what constitutes the AngularJS. Check a small overview of Angular technology in video here:
Now, let’s make ourselves familiar with basics of React JS:
Those elements constitute the MVC design pattern. But Angular and some ReactJS developers say it is actually more of MVVM in nature. Although Views in AngularJS are very compact (in terms of data), in our view, it loses to ReactJS in Angular vs React fight.
Read more on MVC & MVVM patterns compared.