Angular 2 vs Polymer: What are the differences?
What is Angular 2? One framework. Mobile & desktop. Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
What is Polymer? A new library built on top of Web Components, designed to leverage the evolving web platform on modern browsers. Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.
"It's a powerful framework" is the primary reason why developers consider Angular 2 over the competitors, whereas "Web components" was stated as the key factor in picking Polymer.
Angular 2 and Polymer are both open source tools. Angular 2 with 49.5K GitHub stars and 13.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Polymer with 21.1K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Angular 2 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 259 company stacks & 237 developers stacks; compared to Polymer, which is listed in 42 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.
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The Angular 2 CLI is great, it's easy to get up and running with a project.
The really great thing about Angular 2 is it allows us to work with designers by augmenting their artifacts (html pages) with Angular directives. This allows our designs to go back and forth between designers and engineers without having to learn a new markup language (like JSX).
In process of Learning Technics- Studing to know more. I was introduced in a Google event.
Polymer is another Google offering that focuses on Web Components, an up-and-coming collection of technologies that provide web developers with the ability to create customer HTML elements.
Polymer is super future-focused and really great to build in. The biggest plus for us is how its component-focused approach keeps things modular and maintainable. It also makes it really easy to implement material design.
Angular 2 is a great framework for C# developers. Deeply rooted in OOP & MVC principles and full integration with TypeScript. My go-to for client-side dev now...
Angular 2 is a beautiful and fast MVC Framework. We are using it for mobile, web and desktop development.