React and Angular are open-source front-end frameworks that allow developers to craft complicated and reactive apps or sites that run in a web browser or mobile device. These frameworks are built on Javascript, a powerful programming language that can run natively in web browsers create structure, styling, interaction, and motion on the fly. Both of these frameworks are able to create fast user experiences with single-page applications so when a user visits a URL the web browser turns into a modern application platform that creates a better user experience and bounces back rates on websites and mobile apps. 

React

Developed by Facebook, react is lightweight and extendable and used by static page builders like GatsbyJS and NextJS. 

“The library is a good choice for large web applications and allows processing data without frequent and annoying page reloadings. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, you can use one of the available components, which can significantly decrease the development time.” –Medium

Angular

Developed by Google, Angular is a fully-featured framework. Used by Ionic, the cross-platform hybrid mobile app development framework.

“Angular is an extremely powerful tool that supports heavily object-oriented programming and the development of very intricate applications. Everything I’ve had to do with it so far I’ve found a way to achieve and it’s made finding said solutions a pretty painless process because of its massive following. Learning to develop in angular was every bit the experience I’d hoped it would be.” – ArtVersion Front-End Developer.

React and Angular Capabilities

React and Angular are able to create blazing fast user experiences with single-page applications so when a user visits a URL the web browser turns into a modern application platform. Then the content is swapped out on demand and the webpage never actually reloads yet content updates and displays dynamically.  React and Angular source code compiles into simple, portable packages which can be hosted on a wide variety of servers, and serverless cloud hosting platforms. 

Both of these technologies have become increasingly popular over the last few years and by continuing to explore how they can be the most beneficial to websites and app development will only continue to expand in the future.