With frontend development rapidly gaining popularity, JavaScript retains the top position among the most popular programming languages for the last five years. JavaScript, as we know, has numerous libraries and frameworks so varied that you can find one suiting your needs. However, even after JavaScript being the topmost, the heated stand-off between its most renowned framework, Angular JS and JavaScript library, ReactJS is far from over.

We are entangled with a never-ending debate on whether AngularJS or ReactJS is the better choice for front-end development. Both are equally robust technologies where in AngularJS is designed and managed by Google and ReactJS is maintained by Facebook and its community. They are built on JavaScript that incorporates both advancement and customization to ease us develop advanced web applications.


Before choosing among the two, here are some of the major features of ReactJS and AngularJS:-

 TYPE Open Source JS library Fully-featured MVC Framework
 LANGUAGE JavaScript + JSX JavaScript + Typescript
 PACKAGING Strong Weak
 APP ARCHITECTURE None, Combined with Flux MVC
 DATA BINDING Unidirectional Bidirectional
 USED FOR Single page web applications Large scale, rich



Choosing the most compatible front-end application development technology is directly proportional to the end-user requirement. Below mentioned are some grounds based on which you can make your choice ahead of starting the development process.

The major difference between ReactJS & AngularJS lies in the state of its handling. AngularJS has an inbuilt data binding feature, whereas React is generally extended by Redux to give unidirectional data flow and work with immutable data. Both are contradictory approaches with no concord on what is better, mutable/bi-directional or immutable/unidirectional data binding. 

Implementation It is an open-source JavasScript library where external component libraries are required to be added to have the same number of features. With a large number of native options and features available, which makes it possible to start a project faster.
Data Binding Supporting one-way binding, It provides singular behavior for the application that helps minimize risks of error. The one-way data flow helps control complexity, making it much easier to debug the self-contained components. It uses a two-way data binding that connects the Document Object Model (DOM) values to model data.
Less boilerplate codes required.
Architecture ReactJS needs to be used with other libraries like Redux and Flux as a controller or react-router for navigation. Based on MVVM (Model-View-View-Model), It contains a list of tools and features such as data link, change detection, forms, routing, navigation, HTTP implementation, etc.
Performance creates its own virtual DOM to attach components. All the data gets displayed without refreshing the page making everything much faster. MVVM reduces the loading speed of the web pages. As the visual interface is on the client-side, a part of the back-end queries is removed. It improves the speed of web application designing.
Dependency Injection The in-built dependency injection container is missing. Finding appropriate injected objects is made possible by the inclusion of certain instrument modules. Automatically finds the appropriate injected objects with parameters such as $routeParams, $filter, store, and $scope. $inject and $provide make dependency injection possible.
Directives & Templates Do not have any division into templates and directives or template logic. It is to be written in the template itself. It has its directives to work on DOM, which further enables you to create your directives as well. Both standard and specific directives can be used to bind DOM elements.
Scalability Its component-based architecture allows better reusability over templates-based, which makes it more scalable. Easy to scale due to its intuitive design and powerful CLI.


Considering the above, all we can conclude is:

AngularJS and ReactJS have different philosophies on how application development is directed.

It would, therefore, be unjustified to declare one as the winner as both are equally good at what they do. In a nutshell, you can expect flexibility, simplicity, and reusability in ReactJS however, AngularJS remains the best solution for an efficient way to organize and boost your application.


We being an emerging web app development company, can be your partner of choice to support you with these versatile frameworks. Our bucket of web app development services includes both ReactJS Development Services as well as AngularJS development services. We assist you with the web-based application development services as per your needs, and model that suits your requirements the best. While meeting the criteria of high performance, we absorb your requirements and build a visually rich product and boost customer engagement. 

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