The React is an open-source framework, that isn’t actually a framework, and was made popular by Facebook. It is probably the most commonly used front-end development technology and easier to learn and use than other frameworks like Angular. It has a fast growing community, extensive documentation, learning material and guides. Examples of large websites built with React are Airbnb, Dropbox, Asana and BBC. It can be used for the development of both web and mobile apps. There is a framework called React Native that was derived from React itself and is used for creating mobile apps.
React makes it easier to create dynamic web applications as it requires less coding and offers more functionality. It uses Virtual DOM to create web applications faster by comparing the components’ previous states and only updates the items in the Real DOM that were changed.
Components are the building blocks of any React application. A single app usually comprises multiple components that have their logic and controls. These can be reused throughout the app, drastically reducing the development time. It also means components can get replaced easily without having to consider major changes to architecture.
Angular offers features such as two-way data binding which allows for real-time synchronisation between the model and view. It also has built-in dependency injection and supports TypeScript. Command line tools enable developers to start building fast, add components and tests, and deploy immediately.
Developers can create apps across Mac, Windows and Linux using the same web methods and have the ability to access native OS APIs. It provides the ability to create high-performance, complex choreographies, and animation timelines with very little code through Angular’s intuitive API. More importantly, they can create accessible applications with ARIA-enabled components, developer guides and built-in test infrastructure.