Angular vs. React vs. Vue: A 2018 Comparison
Let’s cut to the chase and compare the three below.
1. Developer’s View
According to an annual StackOverflow survey taken by 64,000 developers in January 2017, Angular JS was preferred by 52% developers while React was loved by a staggering 67% of the community. Vue was relatively unknown and is gaining awareness.
2. Coding And Performance
If you’re switching from SPA to Microservices, React, and Vue works like charms by using components of former applications. React comes integrated with Redux while Vue offers Vuex. Two-way data binding is provided by Angular where model states change according to UI elemental states. With React, data flow is one-directional only. Vue offers users both one-way and two-way data binding, with its one-way data binding mode being the default state.
Regarding size, Angular has a bloated file size of 143k while Vue stands at 23k and React at 43k. Both React and Vue include a virtual DOM with Vue excelling in deep memory allocations, according to performance benchmarks. Regarding rendering speeds and performance tests, here’s a chart that lists performance benchmarks of all the three for more clarity.
Performance Comparison Between Angular, React, And Vue
3. Backward Compatibility
Regarding Agileness, React wins the race with upgrades being flexible and providing developers an abundant ecosystem of renderers. Angular JS is a complete framework and relies on updates to previous versions and components while React offers excellent backward compatibility, allows its libraries to be paired with other packages, and even promises legacy migrations. Vue wins regarding mobility and modularity. Regarding Angular, long-term support versions are only available from Angular 4.
4. Learning Curve
For those who love massive ecosystems and more flexibility, React is the way to go.
Angular uses TypeScript and is ideal for programmers with a solid Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) background who need detailed guidance and structure while Vue is relatively simple to pick up and integrate for a small team of core developers.
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