Why I still choose & Love Angular
- One of the things that makes Angular a hard sell is that it is a lot easier to find “cool tech” companies that run React for their sites.
- A lot of people also moved to React because Angular 2 gave the framework a bad reputation in a lot of communities.
React, its not horrible
React is a great framework for building a heavy UI-focused app. It has a lot more built out of the box that lends itself fundamentally to the “action/hook” mentality that WordPress has. When Automattic released Calypso, built in React, and even used React in the newest JetPack plugin, the masses started to talk React. As is the case, most of the community falls in line as soon as the leads have picked something.
React isn’t horrible, its a great, and very powerful framework. It has a lot to offer to build complex UI’s and many people even like the syntax. The reactive state makes it easy to easily modify the view as data changes, and with the build tools out now, it isn’t even as hard to get up and running as it used to be. I am not a React hater, I have projects I work on that are React, I even have (although needs an update) a boilerplate I built with it.
Angular has had its troubles
Let me start at the beginning. I learned Angular when 1.x was the big up and coming thing. Angular 1 (or AngularJS now) is a…