React was built on Facebook and Instagram, released initially in March 2013, then open-sourced on May 29, 2013.
Angular was Released and Open-sourced on 2009. The current version of Angular is complete re-build of previous versions.
React is a library, not a framework. Lots of people name it a framework or compare it to frameworks. The reason React is often mistaken as a framework is that it appears like frameworks are React’s competitors.
Angular is a full Framework with backing for structures, HTTP solicitations, and a great deal more. It’s a finished toolbox for building a web application.
Frameworks are bigger than libraries. They include everything you may need to build applications
Tools out of the box
React does not come with any REST tools for making HTTP requests. React does not come with any tools to handle client-side routing. It is just a library that helps you build amazing user interfaces. but You can use React with Jquery, Angular, Flux or Redux to build large scale single page web applications. you can also create your own Design patterns and use it with React.
Companies using React vs Angular
- Khan Academy
- New York Times
- The guardian
You can say, I’m learning Angular, and get started learning a single framework. Whereas React is a little bit different. You could say, “I’m learning React”, learn how to build a React component, and then not know what to do next.
clearly, React is the winner here. React is a small library that doesn’t come with everything you might out of the box to build your application but give it 4 minutes you are ready to go, all you need is tools like web pack, browserify, react-router, react motion, redux, react addons, & enzyme e.tc.
Difference: React vs Angular
Two-way data binding makes some things really easy to implement
The “Always Re-render” way of React is nice to keep it easier to understand when things get complex
Both React and Angular are evolving. Both are having relative problems. but Angular is inspired by React’s approach in its newer version