Angular Vs Vue Vs React: What is Best for PWA Development? [2023]

Rajat Chauhan
4 min readDec 14, 2022


Angular vs Vue vs React — In-Depth Comparison

With constant technology upgradation, there are many programming languages but for functionality and a wide range of features gets JavaScript ahead of the game. Now, the selection of the framework that goes perfectly with JavaScript becomes the bottom line for any progressive web application development.

So let’s pay attention to the statistics of the top three frameworks — Angular, Vue, and React, that showcase huge competition in progressive web app development.

Angular vs Vue vs React — Statistics

The data from Builtwith describes that Angular vs Vue vs React kicked off meticulously in 2018 and from that point on till today, the impressive growth of React was observed in terms of downloads. Vue clutches the second position with the recent acceptance in comparison to Angular.

However, Stack Overflow Trends revealed a colossal upsurge in Angular exploration in 2016, while React persists the marketability since 2015 as yet.

Moreover, considering the usage statistics of React, Angular, and Vue, it becomes evident that different countries utilize different frameworks for their website generation. It is observable from the numbers that React is the most used framework for countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and India. Also, it extrapolates Vue to overtake Angular in utilization for website building.

All three frameworks are judiciously distributed over the globe for different requirements of websites. Let us now analyze these three frameworks technically to have a better idea for their deployment.

Angular vs Vue vs React: Technical Comparison

  • Architecture

Not following any specific pattern, React begins with a single root component with the capability to be nested with another component. Contrarily, Angular follows but is not restricted to Model-View-Controller architecture. Whereas, Vue being a progressive framework extends its functionality and follows the Model-View-View-Model pattern.

  • Popularity, Community, and Development/Ecosystem

React uses JavaScript logic (JSX) combined with UI templates as the scripting language. Having gained huge popularity, some use cases for React as front-end development include Uber, Netflix, and The New York Times.

Alternately, Angular uses MEAN (MongoDB Express Angular Node.js) stack to develop Full Stack Web Applications where Angular supplies all the needs in UI and aids in developing an excellent, consistent, and fully functional UI. As useful for creating larger applications, a few use cases for Angular include Google, Upwork, and MS Office.

Vue meanwhile uses HTML-based template syntax with input components and advanced elements to speed up the development process. Rising in popularity owing to quite good ratings on GitHub, companies like Nintendo, Adobe Portfolio, and Behance are utilizing Vue now for their front-end development.

  • Migration/Version Upgrade Process

Angular projects its major updates every six months; hence, when compared with the other two frameworks, stability plays a vital role. Along with these upgrades, versions are generally the easiest with React as it provides scripts like react-codemod that make the migration easier. Like React, Vue also does not have any fixed release cycle, however, new features are being added about every 3–6 months.

  • Size and Load Times

Due to standard caching and minification, the sizes of libraries don’t bother the user. Even though there is a significant difference in the sizes of these frameworks, all are still small compared to the average webpage size of 2 MB. Also, the load time of these libraries is highly influenced by CDN usage.

  • Components

Angular refers to its components as directives, which are just markers on DOM elements. Thereupon, in Angular UI part of the components are separated as attributes of HTML tags and the behavior in the form of JavaScript code. This differs in React as the same part of the code is responsible for creating a UI element and also imposing its behavior. Same in Vue as it combines the UI and behavior of components from within the script.

  • Advanced Features

React displays the ‘Learn Once, Write Anywhere’ feature along with a declarative view for each state. It also has virtual DOM to update the developer’s modifications quickly. Alongside, Angular leverages a variety of features including typed forms, standalone components, streamlined page title accessibility, extended diagnostics, and many more. Meanwhile, Vue also includes two-way data binding for HTML interface manipulation and virtual DOM.

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Rajat Chauhan

Rajat Chauhan is a Manager of Digital Marketing at Ace Infoway Pvt.Ltd — a leading web and mobile development company with offices in LA and India.