React vs. Angular: Which one is best?

I’ve been learning React JS over last couple of days. I haven’t got very far but I’ve learned a bit about it and I’ve created a couple of web apps with it. So I wanted to share my thoughts on it and compare it to Angular 2.

Everyone always says you can’t compare React JS to Angular 2 but I think that’s rubbish.

I know one’s a library (React) and Angular 2 is a framework. But that doesn’t mean you can’t compare them, because if you were to build a new app you would choose React or Angular or a number of other different options. But you wouldn’t build an app with both of them at the same time. You would be choosing between one or the other.

So I think it’s fair to compare them.

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How to use Angular CLI and get Angular2 set up in SECONDS Tutorial

I’ve been teaching myself Angular2 and how to use the next version of the Angular framework. I think this software is going to be really popular in the foreseeable future and that most apps, whether mobile or desktop, will be hybrid apps rather than native. It’s just so much more efficient to build software suited to multiple platforms, but I’m sure native developers would argue you just can’t build a seamless user experience that way. Either way, we shall see what the future holds! In the meantime, I’ll be focused on learning this hybrid technology.

In this video I talk about the obstacles of getting started with Angular2 – as it’s quite a lot of work to set up compared to Angular1 – and how you can shortcut this process using Angular CLI (Beta version).