Approximately 2-3 years back, developers were happy with Angular and React for their projects. Recently, we have seen the upward growth of another player in the framework field named Vue. A comparative discussion among these framework are mentioned below;
Comparison at a glance, Angular vs React vs Vue Framework
| ||Angular ||React ||Vue|
|Complexity Level ||High ||Medium ||Easy |
|File Size ||500 KB||100 KB||80 KB|
|Load Time||High||Medium ||Low |
|Google Trend (Search Result)||50 (average)||90 (average)||45 (average)|
|Stackoverflow Survey (Search Result)||74||203||43|
|Stackoverflow Job (Search Result)||12||35||03|
|Upwork (Search Result)||726||816||257|
|Current Version ||7||16.6.3||2.17|
|Used by||Google, Wix||Facebook, Uber||Alibaba, Gitlab|
A Brief History of Angular vs React vs Vue Framework
- React: It was initially released in 2013 by Facebook. Besides, Facebook, it is used by Instagram and WhatsApp. The currently available version is 16.X, which was released in November 2018.
- Vue: It is the youngest member of the group and also known as Vue.js. It was developed by an ex-Google employee Evan You in 2014. The current stable version is 2.17 which was released in August 2018. Vue's contributors are supported by Patreon.
Components of Angular vs React vs Vue Framework
Components are the ingredients of the integral parts of all the frameworks. A component's general workflow is like it takes the input and responds according to it. The change in the UI of some part of the page is seen by the responding of the components
- React: In React, it usually combines the UI and behavior of components. For instance, a code that can create a "hello world" component in React and the same part of the code is responsible for developing a UI element as well as tracking its behavior.
- Vue: Vue gives the opportunity to customize it which allows combining the UI and behavior of components in the same script. Further, it allows using preprocessors in Vue rather than CSS that is a relief for developers nowadays. Vue can integrate other libraries like Bootstrap.
Every formula contains some procedure. To know about the formula learning of those procedures is a must. To distinguish the frameworks one have to know the learning process of the frameworks that are quite distinct from each other.
- Angular: It is considered that advanced and professional Angular requires you to learn associated concepts like TypeScript and Model View Controller (MVC). Though it takes some time to learn Angular after learning it one can have a clear concept about how the front end works indeed.
- React: First of all React is not a complete framework and the advanced features of it require third-party libraries that can make the learning procedures of the React easy. Moreover, the documentation of the React is thorough and complete with solutions of common issues available on the internet like in StackOverflow. Sometimes it takes an hour to setup React JS.
- Vue: Vue is easier to learn than Angular or React as it provides higher customizability opportunity. Interestingly, Vue has an overlap with Angular and React with respect to their functionality e.g. the use of components that makes the transition to Vue from either of the two is a flexible option.
The size of the libraries is an important feature to consider as sometimes runtime depends on the size of the files.
Angular: 500+ KB
React: 100 KB
Vue: 80 KB
Although the differences among these files are significant in terms of size it still small rather than average web page size that is usually more than two MB. Further using Content Delivery Network (CDN) makes it faster to load these files.
There is no need to worry about a framework update as it won't mess your code while you are using a framework. Though it doesn't require many changes to migrate one version to another, it is important to keep track as sometimes updates can be more significant and need to focus to keep things compatible.
- Angular: Usually Angular takes every six months for every update. Before releasing any major APIs it takes another six months, which gives you the time of two release cycles approximately one year to make necessary changes if any release takes place.
- React: In React, upgrades through versions are easier rather than Angular and Vue. Moreover, scripts like react codemod help you to migrate. Recently Facebook has said that stability is their main concern, as huge companies like Twitter and Airbnb use React.
- Vue: For Migration, Vue agrees that 90% of the APIs are the same if you are migrating from 1.x to 2. In addition, there is a migration helper tool that works on the console to assess the status of the sites.
To know which is better to pick we have explored some resource and attached the result below that we found. By observing the results you can easily understand which one is best for you.
Google trend shows the result among three frameworks, from the result we can realize that React is far above than two others. Although Vue is the latest arrival, after surpassing Angular it is trying to catch the pace of React.
Searching Angular in Stackoverflow Survey we get 74 results that is less than React but higher than Vue
React got the maximum number of results (203) from Stackoverflow Survey.
In case of Vue, we get 43 number of results that is the minimum number of result among three.
In Stackoverflow Job search, it shows the result regarding Angular is 12 and it reflects that Angular has the average number of acceptance.
In Stackoverflow Survey search, React got the highest search result and in Stackoverflow Job search it shows the highest search result (35) as well.
Here, Vue gets the lowest search result (3) that means still it is struggling for the acceptances.
In Upwork job search, Angular shows 726 jobs result.
React got the maximum search result (816) also.
Vue has 257 search results in Upwork job search.
From the above scenario, we can see that React has the highest acceptance from Google trend to Upwork. In the job sector React gets the highest priority. But one true fact is that every beginner should choose Vue as it is easy, complexity level lower than the other two, and provides better performance, reliability, flexibility, and security.