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Angular vs React vs Vue: Which is the Best Choice for 2019?

It’s 2019, and the StackOverflow Developer survey results for this year are out. Guess what? For the seventh year in a row, JavaScript has been voted as the most popular programming language. In this post, we are going to compare the three most popular JS frameworks.

If you would rather watch a video to learn about this, checkout this video by Mosh, comparing React, Angular and Vue. It will help you decide which framework to choose for your next project.

With JavaScript being the most used programming language in the world, JavaScript Web frameworks and libraries like React, Angular and Vue are thriving. In this post, we are going to look at the most popular web framework in 2019.

And the Winner is…

React is the most loved and most wanted web framework by developers in 2019.

React tops the list and has been voted as the most “wanted “and most “loved” web framework. It is closely followed by Vue this year. Angular seems to be losing its popularity compared to the previous years.

React is at the top with 21.5%, followed by Vue at 16.1%, and Angular at 12.2%.## Three Most Popular Web Frameworks Today

Angular is a full blown web framework. It** has been around the longest among the three. **Angular was developed by Google and first released in 2010. It is a TypeScript based JavaScript framework. Angular (version 2 and above), originally released in September 2016, is a complete rewrite of AngularJS (released in October 2010).

React is a JavaScript library that is used to build frontend applications. React is backed by Facebook and was open sourced by Facebook in 2013. Ever since then, it has consistently gained popularity and today ranks as the most popular web library in the world. React is used far more at Facebook than Angular is at Google if it’s any indication as to how big Facebook is betting on this technology. They also have a dedicated team of developers working on React.

**Vue **is the new kid on the block. Unlike React and Angular, Vue is not backed by any corporation like Facebook or Google. Vue was developed by a group of passionate developers. It has elements of both React and Angular, and in my opinion contains the best of both worlds.

Why is React the most popular?

I did a quick search on Google trends to compare the search terms “React”, “Angular” and “Vue”. And it has the same results as the StackOverflow survey.

So why does everyone like React so much? Let’s study some differences and commonalities between the three most wanted web frameworks/libraries and see why React is everyone’s favorite.

Use of the Virtual DOM for Faster Performance


Before React came into existence, Angular was the go to JavaScript framework for building modern web applications. Angular used the real DOM for UI manipulation.

The DOM in simple words represents the UI of your application. Everytime there is a change in the state of your application UI, the DOM gets updated to represent that change. Now the catch is, frequently manipulating the DOM affects performance, making it slow.

The more UI components you have, the more expensive the DOM updates could be, since they would need to be re-rendered for every DOM update.### React:

Now, React uses the Virtual DOM which performs significantly better than the real DOM. The use of a virtual DOM** **is one of its core features that makes it so blazingly fast. The virtual DOM is only a virtual representation of the DOM. If you want to learn about the React Virtual DOM and why it is faster, you can read this blog post I had written to get a better understanding.

This significant improvement in performance, contributed to the rise of React in comparison to the other frameworks and libraries.



You may now ask, what does Vue do? Vue came after React, and it took the concept of virtual DOM and essentially has a similar approach like React.

In this aspect, React and Vue are comparable. But Angular takes the hit in performance on large UI applications with the use of the real DOM.



Angular is a full blown framework, whereas React is only considered a JavaScript library. It offers strong opinions as to how your application should be structured. It also has much more functionality “out-of-the-box”. You don’t need to decide which routing libraries to use or other such considerations – you can just start coding. However, a drawback is that you have less flexibility with Angular.


React on the other hand is not an opinionated library. This could be good and bad depending on your perspective. I personally like that React offers a lot of flexibility and developers can choose their path.

For instance, React does not offer routing options, instead we can go with a third party solution for routing. React router which is a popular routing option is not a part of the official React library. Advanced state management can also be done with third party library support. You could use Redux, MobX or any other library for state management. This shows that React is flexible with the way you want to route your application, manage state etc.

But to a new developer this maybe a bit overwhelming since they have to shop for options instead of getting these out of the box. Experienced developers love this flexibility since they can leverage multiple options that are out there.


Vue is also a flexible framework. But, Vue is more opinionated than React. Unlike React, Vue offers Vuex for state management, Vue Router for routing, Vue Server-Side Renderer for server-side rendering all as a part of the official VueJs GitHub page. The Vue.js framework by itself comes bare-bones just like React, but they have all the add on items on their official page as a part of the Vue Ecosystem.

React is the most flexible solution
The flexible nature of the library, could be another reason that contributes towards React being the developer’s favorite framework.

Framework Size

Here is the list of various frameworks/libraries and their size.



Angular** **as you can see is large. It has everything you need from routing, templates, testing utilities and so on. The framework size is therefore huge and not suitable for lightweight applications.


React is a JavaScript library and not a framework. This means you don’t get much out of the box, and have to use other libraries for routing and other needs. This makes React suitable for lightweight applications.


Vue** **is even smaller and also suitable for light-weight applications. If you are looking for an extremely lightweight option, then Preact is smaller than Vue, and it is basically React, with some features stripped out.

Again, compared to Angular, there is a significant decrease in the size of the bundle making React more suitable.

Mobile Solutions



Ionic is a framework for developing hybrid mobile applications. It uses a Cordova container that is incorporated with Angular. Ionic provides a robust UI component library that is easy to set up and develop hybrid mobile applications with. However, the resulting app on a device is simply a web app inside of a native webview container. Because of this, the apps can be slow and laggy.

NativeScript + Angular

NativeScript lets you build native mobile apps on both iOS and Android. It can be used with a variety of frameworks. If you know Angular, then you can use NativeScript with Angular to build native mobile apps.

The NativeScript core team works with the Angular team at Google to ensure NativeScript and Angular are integrated. With this you can create native mobile apps with good performance. The only drawback here is that NativeScript has to constantly be in sync with the latest developments in the Angular world. Since NativeScript and Angular are two different solutions coming from two different companies, we never know when NativeScript may stop support for building apps with Angular.

**React: **

React Native

The mobile solution that was born out of React is React Native. It is used to build native mobile apps using JavaScript and React. Today many fortune 500 companies are using it for their mobile space.

It is backed by Facebook, and was open sourced a few years ago. It is essentially React code. A React developer can easily pick up React Native, since the code is all written in JavaScript and React. The only difference is that instead of web components, it comes with native mobile components for iOS and Android.

This is a promising solution to build native mobile apps



Vue has Vue-Native. The interesting thing about it is that, it is essentially a wrapper around React Native. Under the hoods, you need to setup React Native. This is not a stand-alone solution and cannot be used without React Native.

NativeScript + Vue

Just like NativeScript can be used with Angular, it can also be used with Vue. It enables you to build native mobile apps using NativeScript and Vue. Again, the drawback here is that NativeScript needs to constantly be updated to the latest development in Vue. And since they are coming from different teams and companies, we never know how long this support may last.

Today, React is the best choice, if you want to build mobile apps. React Native is ahead of the other options that are available to us from Angular and Vue.## Corporate Backing

**Angular **is developed and maintained by **Google. **Google uses Angular in several internal products as well as the Google Adwords application. This is one of the reasons, why Angular is trusted in the developer community.

React is backed by Facebook and was open sourced by Facebook in 2013. Facebook has a dedicated team of engineers who are working on React and making React better everyday. Since Facebook is heavily invested in React, many internal Facebook products are coded in React. With Facebook’s heavy involvement in React, the library has gained a lot of trust over the years.

Vue is not backed by any big corporation like React. Although Vue is not backed by big names, it has gained a huge name in the open source community. It is fairly new compared to React and is backed by a group of open source contributors.

Both Angular and React are backed by tech giants, which builds trust in the developer community.## Community and Developer Involvement

Let’s take a look at the open source community involvement in all the three frameworks to get a better idea on popularity, frequency of releases, etc. Take a look at this table below that compares them based on GitHub stats.

Something interesting to note here is that Vue, has the most number of stars among the three on GitHub. But it also has the least number of contributors. This means, people are interested in Vue, but it has still not gained the momentum that React and Angular has gained in the Open source community. React has around 126k stars, which is a lot for an open source library. This shows people like React as well. In comparison to that, Angular has only about 40k stars.

React also has a significant number of contributors. There are over 1290 contributors who are contributing to React, which is much more than Vue and Angular.

The final statistic on weekly downloads is quite intriguing. React has the most number of weekly downloads with a whopping number of 5,211,991. What is interesting is, Vue which is although new, comes second with 986,335 weekly downloads. You can notice here that Angular downloads are far less in comparison.

Based on the community and growth of frameworks, React is at the very top. Vue is liked by the community and upcoming. Angular on the other hand seems to be losing its spark and slowing down.## Verdict

JavaScript frameworks and libraries are evolving everyday. There is a lot to look forward to in the coming years. With respect to 2019, **React **is still at the top. And learning React will help you find a front-end job. **Vue **is upcoming, but it is young. Finding a job with Vue skills may take a while. Angular is still out there, and used by many companies and enterprises. Finding jobs with Angular skills will also be easy, but it is losing its spark. Developers are not eager to learn Angular, as much as much as they would like to learn React or Vue.

End of the day, you need solid understanding of any of these frameworks and JavaScript, to build solid front end applications. If you are new to React, and want to master it, I highly recommend Mosh’s course on Mastering React. This course will cover everything you need to be proficient at React.

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How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Comprehensive Look At Angular, React and Vue.js

There is no doubting the fact that web development and custom software development has been on a thriving technological ride in previous times several years. And when it comes to the frontend, JavaScript has been at the helm of this drive.


This popularity has given increase to tons of JavaScript frameworks along the way. Deciding on a JavaScript framework for your web app can be overwhelming. Angular and React are very well-known these days, and there is a younger which has been getting a lot of traction lately: VueJS.

The aim of this video is to take a comprehensive look at such widely used frameworks – #Angular and #Vue – and one library – #React.

And also share your opinions on these three in the comment section.

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Angular 2 vs AngularJS vs React vs Vue, What Is The Most Popular Framework?

Angular 2, Angular JS, React and Vue, are the frontend framework. This video will show you the statistics downloads until 2021 from API.

✨React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
✔ Declarative: React makes it painless to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes. Declarative views make your code more predictable, simpler to understand, and easier to debug.
✔ Component-Based: Build encapsulated components that manage their own state, then compose them to make complex UIs. Since component logic is written in JavaScript instead of templates, you can easily pass rich data through your app and keep state out of the DOM.
✔Learn Once, Write Anywhere: We don't make assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, so you can develop new features in React without rewriting existing code. React can also render on the server using Node and power mobile apps using React Native.

👀 Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. It is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable, and can easily scale between a library and a framework depending on different use cases. It consists of an approachable core library that focuses on the view layer only, and an ecosystem of supporting libraries that helps you tackle complexity in large Single-Page Applications.

👉 Angular (commonly referred to as "Angular 2+" or "Angular v2 and above") is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations. Angular is a complete rewrite from the same team that built AngularJS.
React: 911.120.768 downloads

Angular: 209.610.405 downloads

Vue: 172.068.712 downloads

AngularJS: 85.764.769 downloads

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Why the industries are choosing to react instead of angular - INFO AT ONE

Angular JS is a typescript-based application developed by Google. It’s an open-source web application framework, specifically made for the front end Web developers. As we know that the Angular is created by Google it gets very good support from Google and some individual communities of developers.

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How to choose the right programming language?

It is important to understand the technical requirements or business requirements.
Understand the physical environment of the operation.
Decipher the client fit.
Understand the uses of the programming languages.
Science and technology are an ever-changing subject with newer things being added every day and the older things becoming obsolete. Very similar is the case in computer software and one of its most popular and highly used programming languages – JavaScript. Being the most versatile of the programming languages, it can be used on both the server-side and the client-side in desktop and mobile apps. Almost all major software development services vouch for JavaScript.

App developers when working on the framework development by using JavaScript have three options to choose from — Angular, React, and Vue. Let us have a detailed overview of all the three below –

▪ Angular –

Released by Google in 2010 it is a JavaScript framework based on the typescript. Initially called AngularJS, the name was changed to Angular after Angular 2+ was released in 2016. Google and Wix are the two reputed organizations amongst others using Angular. Just about a year back Angular8.0.0 was launched.

▪ React –

Facebook released the same in 2013, rather it was compelled to do so because of its extremely high traffic content. Additionally, it can fix issues of coding and maintenance. React is also used in sites with very high traffic. Its latest version 16.8.6 was launched around this time last year. Some of the big names using React are Paypal, BBC, WhatsApp, Instagram and Glassdoor which are all household names.

▪ Vue –

Ever since Vue was released in 2014 it has gained immense popularity amongst the app developers. Gitlab and Alibaba are known particularly for using Vue. Its latest version 2.6.10 is just about a year old.

The popularity of the three – Angular vs React vs Vue –

To evaluate the popularity of the JavaScript development companies, certain statistics need to be looked into –

▪ Statistics of stack overflow –

According to the latest statistics, React is the most popular of them but Vue is a very close second and is breathing down the neck of React. Vue will substantially reduce the gap in the coming.

▪ Google Trends –

Google Trends presents a very different story. When it comes to searches, React leads the way flowed by Angular. Vue is not close.

▪ Npm trends –

The trend shows the number of downloads and the star ratings. Statistics show React is number one followed by Angular and Vue. However, when star ratings are concerned, Vue tops the list followed by React and Angular.

Performance of the three – Angular vs React vs Vue—

Memory consumption based on DOM manipulation can be taken as the benchmark. All the results are exciting.

▪ Angular – With tiny updates of DOM, which consume 50 ms, Angular is known to excel. When any webpage is loaded with DOM manipulation the memory consumption almost becomes double.

▪ React – React performs very well and also the performance is good even when the DOM update is bigger. As far as memory consumption of React is concerned, it doubles just like Angular when loaded with DOM manipulation.

▪ Vue – The performance is as comparable as React. As far as memory consumption is concerned, after uploading DOM manipulation it is far superior to Angular and React.

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