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React
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Vue.js

I find using Vue.js to be easier (more concise / less boilerplate) and more intuitive than writing React. However, there are a lot more readily available React components that I can just plug into my projects. I'm debating whether to use Vue.js or React for an upcoming project that I'm going to use to help teach a friend how to build an interactive frontend. Which would you recommend I use?

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Full Stack Web Developer at Safe This Home, LLC
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Anything that interacts with the Internet, websites, applications, etc., while it may be more complex to build, will be easier to maintain in the long run. React offers more flexibility, a much larger support base for knowledge and opinion, and is just as stable asVue.

To make the best comparison in my opinion, think of React as the Android OS and Vue more like iOS. While Vue may be advantageous in some cases, it is limited by constricting parameters. On the other hand, while React may be more complex and incorporate more open-source/third-party constructs, it is supported by over 50,000 npm packages and allows for the use of JSX. Which I might add, once learned, becomes second nature to employ and offers more flexibility.

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I've used both Vue.js and React and I would stick with React. I know that Vue.js seems easier to write and its much faster to pick up however as you mentioned above React has way more ready made components you can just plugin, and the community for React is very big.

It might be a bit more of a steep learning curve for your friend to learn React over Vue.js but I think in the long run its the better option.

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Michael Mota
Michael Mota
August 20th 2019 at 9:14PM

React is beautiful. I've never used Vue.js but for what I've heard it's easy and fast to learn but, once you dominate the essentials of react and how it actually works, you become a "magician". I really think React it's just beautiful 馃槏.

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humbler stub
humbler stub
June 10th 2020 at 6:46PM

Hi ! What's your take on (React + Angular) vs (React + ReactNative)? Currently I am in a phase in which I am trying to decide a lifetime stack for me to sustain in the market. Needs advice/suggestion.

Thanks in Advance.

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
June 10th 2020 at 7:09PM

Hey Islam, I would suggest if you are going to use React you use React Native + React and not Angular... Mixing frameworks like Angular and React can become tricky. But if you are looking to become hirable I'd say React and React Native is a good choice. I'm noticing less and less companies that use Angular.

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