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Why should you switch over to React over Angular?/
Pain Points in AngularJS 1.x
DOM for Execution
Angular heavily relies on the DOM for its execution flow. In the default bootstrapping of applications, it scans the DOM and compiles it with priorities of directives which makes it difficult to debug and test the execution order.
Its Own Dependency Injection
Two-Way Binding is a Double-Edged Sword
It is tempting to use two-way binding, but as the complexity of your component grows it may lead to a performance disaster. Another problem with two-way binding is that many different components on the page are capable of changing the data, leading to multiple sources of data-inputs.
Angular has its Own World
Too Many Concepts and Steep Learning Curve
Learning Angular requires learning a ton of concepts including modules, controllers, directives, scopes, templates, linking functions, filters, and dependency injection.
Advantages of React
React is Fast
Everything is a Component (UI Widget)
Writing self-contained UI components modularizes your application and separates the concerns for each of them. Every component can be developed and tested in isolation and in turn use other components increasing maintainability.
React plays well with RequireJS, Browserify and Webpack
React is built with Browserify, but if you are looking to inject image assets and compile LESS or CoffeeScript, then probably Webpack stands as a better option.
If you have used AngularJS before, then you may hate React at first, mainly because of its one-way data flow and lack of a “framework” where you need to take care of many other things yourself. But as soon as you get comfortable with the Flux design pattern and React’s philosophy, you will realize its beauty.
React is fast, scalable, and flexible, and it offers a more modern approach to building web applications. It encourages modularization, and its focus on UI components allows for greater flexibility and ease of use. Its reliance on a one-way data flow makes it easier to track down and fix bugs, and it offers a unified cross-browser API that works even in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8.
While AngularJS is a powerful framework with a lot of built-in functionality, it can also be more complex and less flexible than React. With React, you have more control over your code and can choose the packages and tools that work best for your project. Ultimately, the choice between AngularJS and React depends on your specific needs and preferences. However, if you are looking for a more modern and flexible approach to web development, then React may be the better choice for you.