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Does Angular 2 Surpass React?

Now, we all know that Angular 2 has redirected the web development. The whole framework is re-written in TypeScript. So, now let's look at the real differences.

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Angular 2 and React two of the most popular front-end frameworks on the current market. However, they are not really relevant to each other because Angular is a framework and React is a library.

In my last article, about Angular.JS VS React, I thoroughly explained the differences between the two. Now, we all know that Angular 2 has changed web development and mobile apps development— the whole framework is re-written in TypeScript. So, now let's look at the real differences.

What Is Angular 2?

Angular 2 is the most advanced framework for the web. Angular has rebuilt the entire framework in TypeScript, so it is entirely new for a programmer to start using.

The primary objective of Angular 2 is to give developers an easy, detailed framework to develop an effective way of doing code, without any code complexity or delays.

Angular 2 has improved many things from previous versions such as making components simpler syntactically and semantically than they were in Angular 1.

What Is React?

React is the most famous library from Facebook. It makes your front-end really comfortable that makes it really unique as a client side library. The core objective of React.JS is to develop frontend efficiently and re-use the declarative plugins. That’s what makes React more efficient in framing.

How Angular Interprets Code

The custom component of Angular makes Angular more efficient and responsive. The backend mechanism of Angular is grabbed by the ideas from Backbone.JS, Knockout, and many other web frameworks.

Angular 2 Architecture

Fig: Angular 2 Architecture

The overall architecture of Angular 2 consists of Module, Component, Template, Metadata, Data Binding, Service, Directive, and the Dependency Injection.

React Architecture

The process through which React transform the code is dependent on the architecture of React code, i.e., Flux. Flux ensures the unidirectional data flow. You are more concerned about the View, only, the main components of the React architecture are Views, Dispatcher, and the Stores.

Flux is supposed to be the most convenient architecture after HTML and CSS. The primary model of Flux is given below:

react architecture.png

Fig: React’s Flux Architecture

Comparison Between React vs Angular 2.x

Angular 2 gives you more facilities than React. Angular 2 is giving you more options of doing things in JavaScript frameworks with the enhanced dependency injection and services. It gives you the way to follow separation of concerns strictly.

Take a look at the comparison chart below.











JavaScript into HTML

JavaScript Centric











1 / 2- way



In.ts files

In.jsx file

Mobile Support

Ionic Framework

React Native







What Makes Angular 2 Unique?

Many things make Angular 2 more unique and different in its context. Now, we have a safer and more simplified code approach in Angular 2.

Angular 2 is not only a compelling alternative for React but all of the front-end libraries and frameworks. Reason being:

  1. Typescript

    One of the distinct updates in Angular 2 is TypeScript. TypeScript ensures safer code. Most programmers don't understand the core objective of TypeScript; they confuse it with lesser code. But, TypeScript ensures you to make more reliable code.

    TypeScript is developed by Microsoft and is the type superset of JavaScript that compiles your code into plain JavaScript. TypeScript can easily track the bugs in your code. Now, you don’t need to worry about the program correctness.

    The code correctness has been done previously by other ways too but by using TDD or Code Reviews. Most of the bugs have to do with typing issues (syntax), so TypeScript offers you a complete set of features for advanced IntelliSense experience for programmers.
  2. Dependency Injection

    Dependency Injection works when you need to import any dependency in your application. It is the way to give a new object of a class with the required dependency. Mostly, dependencies are services. To provide the new component with services, Angular uses DI (Dependency Injection).

    It automatically tells about the services by looking into constructor parameters. And when it creates the component then it will ask an Injector for the service. If requested service is not in the container, Angular inject will auto-create and inject into your component.


Fig : Dependency Injection
  1. Jasmine

    Jasmine in Angular 2 provides an API that poorly attempts to read sentences. Moreover, it provides a bunch of assertion bells and whistle. So, Angular 2 gives you less-boilerplate.

Many other things make Angular 2 distinct, but I discussed only the more prominent ones.

What Makes React Distinct?

Many things make React more convenient. One of the distinct features is its ‘Flux Architecture.' React has libraries that are more convenient for the developers that are new in development. Moreover, to migrate your Jquery code, React is really helpful.

Here are some of the features that React gives that aren't offered by Angular 2.

  1. Functioning of Synthetic Events

    The functioning of synthetic events makes React more unique, especially when you are dealing with SVG.
  2. Ng2

    Ng2 is the enhanced form of standard HTML, but in this case, you have to learn Angular a bit.
  3. The JSX

    React doesn't have to use the template. JSX makes it really unique. It compiles JavaScript at compile time. Moreover, it has support for many of the tools like ESLint, Babel, etc.

    So, using React you are free to mark up the custom component.
  4. Redux and MobX

    You can build React application with Redux (for large scale applications) and MobX (for developing smaller scale applications). They are the most advanced ideas after Flux.

Using Angular 2 and React Together

You can use React in your Angular 2 project. Just simply include the library and use its functions accordingly. Because both are concerned with the front-end, so can be used together. Moreover, you can build the most powerful application (concerning performance) by using Angular 2 with Redux i.e., the predictable state container for JavaScript application.

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