React vs. Angular vs. Vue.js : Which one you should choose & learn in 2018?


I know you might have read this comparison in other blog posts, but this is my opinion based on my learning.

The hot topic for 2018 is definitely React vs. Angular vs. Vue.js, it has an many articles & videos discussing which is better for web advancement i terms of quick & efficient application development.

Checking from the measurements, highlights, patterns, givers, downloads, and Github stars – everything is being contrasted which makes sense of which one can make a large portion of the speculation.

Deciding on a JavaScript framework for your web application can be overwhelming. Angular and React are very popular these days, and there is an upstart which has been getting a lot of traction lately: VueJS. What’s more, these are just a few of the new kids on the block.

What do developers think?

Picking a tech stack / framework is a challenging task. Some of the time turns into a learning and R&D assignments as you have to think about each factor, including spending plan, time, application measure, end-clients, venture goals, and assets.

Regardless of whether you are a novice, an engineer, a specialist, or an undertaking modeler shaping systems, it is a savvy choice to know about the focal points and downsides of every structure in detail.

Along these lines, this post won’t enable you to choose the best one, since that choice relies upon the extent of your undertaking and the structure’s appropriateness to your requirements. Be that as it may, this post can enable you to pick up a superior comprehension of every structure alongside patterns and bits of knowledge.

The post will give a wider angle to choose from the 3 options.

Here’s a quick summary


Angular (commonly referred to as “Angular 2+” or “Angular v2 and above”) is a TypeScript-based open-source front-end web application platform led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations. Angular is a complete rewrite from the same team that built AngularJS v1.

Most popular versions of Angular is definitely 5 & 6 that includes support for progressive web apps, improvements in Material Design, Angular Elements, Angular Material + CDK Components, Angular Material Starter Components, CLI Workspaces & more.

Angular 7 was recently released on October 18, 2018.

Type: JavaScript, Single-page application Framework


In computing, React (also known as React.js or ReactJS) is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It is maintained by Facebook and a community of individual developers and companies.

React can be used as a base in the development of single-page or mobile applications. Complex React applications usually require the use of additional libraries for state management, routing, and interaction with an API.

React was created by Jordan Walke, a software engineer at Facebook.

React Native, which enables native Android, iOS, and UWP development with React, was announced at Facebook’s React.js Conf in February 2015 and open-sourced in March 2015.

Another notable feature is the use of a “virtual Document Object Model”, or “virtual DOM”. React creates an in-memory data structure cache, computes the resulting differences, and then updates the browser’s displayed DOM efficiently.

React is different from the others, it’s a JavaScript library for creating user interfaces that display dynamic data. Because of its reusable components and unique data rendering approach, the web interfaces you create with React are flexible, fast, and lightweight.

React js allows enterprises to craft apps with better UI to enhance user experiences. This is the technology they need for better user engagement, higher click-through-rates, and conversions.

Though there a learing curve involved, I feel it’s a great technology to learn.

Type: JavaScript Library, Reactive Framework


Vue.js is an open-source JavaScript framework for building user interfaces and single-page applications.

Vue.js features an incrementally adoptable architecture that focuses on declarative rendering and component composition.

Vue was created by Evan You after working for Google using AngularJS in a number of projects.

The main purpose of Vue is to organize and simplify web development.

Vue js and React js are two popular developer tools that have much in common. They are relatively light-weight, fast and flexible. Both of them use virtual DOMs and quickly synchronize it with the real DOM. However, there are some subtle differences between the frameworks.

There’s no denying that Vue.js has been gaining a lot of traction, fast. According to The State of JavaScript 2017 survey (, 48% of developers want to learn this JavaScript framework, and 20% of developers used it so far.

In 2017, Vue added 40.0k stars on GitHub, gaining the #1 spot among the most popular JavaScript projects and becoming the 5th most starred project on GitHub (95K+ stars as of today).

Developers agree that Vue is one of the easiest frameworks to learn and master. To get started, you need a few lines of JavaScript with a hint of HTML.

Vue.js is perhaps faster (marginally?) and surely lighter than AngularJS. Its concept of grouping JS, template and CSS together is interesting. Etc.

Type: JavaScript Framework

Whats Trending

The number of JavaScript frameworks grows every year. In fact, there are some many of them now that even front-end developers themselves lost count.

Every time you start working on a new project, you face the dilemma: should you go for the latest and greatest or stick to the good old stack of technologies?

In India if you pick 1 out 10 website developers and ask them their favorite framework their answer would be jQuery.



My Thoughts

Choosing the right JavaScript framework in 2018 is now become difficult.

While there are countless alternatives to the libraries , the important thing is to understand your requirements and then consider choosing.

Personally I favor Angular out of all three. This is because I’m more comfortable with Angular. With the code discipline and one-page quick setup of Angular library  make a powerful opponent, you have functioning frameworks enough for you to start scripting, no additional libraries need to be connected.

But I also feel you should learn JavaScript well i.e. vanilla js and not only some basics. This includes also the new features of ES6/2015+

Use a combination of frameworks or choose a framework you are comfortable with. I try to choose the framework based on 3 parameters
1. Learning Curve and My current Knowledge
2. Online Tutorials, Help Modules & Community Support
3. Flexibility, Usage & Testing

Learn about testing or test driven development and implement it. If you don’t, your software will always be a mess.

Happy Scripting!

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