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Image composed by Aphinya Dechalert. React vs Angular with Vue in the clouds.

Is Angular dying because of React?

What’s happening with the future of web development

Aphinya Dechalert
May 1, 2019 · 6 min read

The React vs Angular debate

Facebook is often used as the prime example of its success. But React is only a tiny drop in the multitude of technologies the tech giant employs. It is after all, just a JavaScript UI library.

We need to talk about Vue

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Data from Google Trends. Red = Angular. Blue = React. Yellow = Vue.

Ease of adoption and developer avocation

React is undisputedly easy to pick up and transform into a fully fleshed out application that is native mobile app conversion friendly and is popular in the newbie developers circle.

What’s Netflix using?

It turns out Netflix is using React — among a host of other backend and infrastructure technologies. If we actually look into the big picture of an entire application’s ecosystem, front end technologies only make up a small proportion of what is used.

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Screen capture from PayPal’s HTML.

It’s all about the solution, not the tools

As the debate rages on what which framework or library is better than the other, no one seems to be asking the question — which is the best solution for what we’re trying to achieve?

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Angular — Red. React — Blue. Google trends for worldwide search results for Angular and React over a 5 year period.

Final words

If you’re a new developer trying to figure out what to learn — don’t overthink it too much. At the end of the day it’s all just JavaScript so it might be better to actually learn how that works first before jumping into the ‘fun’ stuff and make things happen.


Mad Hash*Map*

for the love of code enlightenment and clarification

Aphinya Dechalert

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Going on an extended and indefinite Depth Year. On a journey towards authenticity. Connect with me linkedin.com/in/dechalert/ | dottedsquirrel.com

Mad Hash*Map*

Explained simply. Every time. All things code and making ideas happen. Publication by Aphinya Dechalert.

Aphinya Dechalert

Written by

Going on an extended and indefinite Depth Year. On a journey towards authenticity. Connect with me linkedin.com/in/dechalert/ | dottedsquirrel.com

Mad Hash*Map*

Explained simply. Every time. All things code and making ideas happen. Publication by Aphinya Dechalert.

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