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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.

Angular 2 and Polymer are primarily classified as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" and "Front-End Frameworks" tools respectively.

"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.

What is Angular 2?

Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.

What is Polymer?

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.

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      What are some alternatives to Angular 2 and Polymer?
      React
      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      Aurelia
      Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.
      Vue.js
      It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
      Meteor
      A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.
      KnockoutJS
      Knockout is a JavaScript MVVM (a modern variant of MVC) library that makes it easier to create rich, desktop-like user interfaces with JavaScript and HTML. It uses observers to make your UI automatically stay in sync with an underlying data model, along with a powerful and extensible set of declarative bindings to enable productive development.
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      Avatar of CloudRepo
      CloudRepo uses Angular 2Angular 2

      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).

      Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
      Ana Phi Sancho uses PolymerPolymer

      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.

      Avatar of Badge List
      Badge List uses PolymerPolymer

      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.

      Avatar of Andrew Miller
      Andrew Miller uses Angular 2Angular 2

      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...

      Avatar of Pascal Malbranche
      Pascal Malbranche uses Angular 2Angular 2

      Angular 2 is a beautiful and fast MVC Framework. We are using it for mobile, web and desktop development.

      Avatar of Arvind Iyer
      Arvind Iyer uses PolymerPolymer

      Built a material design simple todo app with a firebase backend

      Avatar of Ralic Lo
      Ralic Lo uses PolymerPolymer

      Support build of application and import web component.

      Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
      Daniel Kovacs uses Angular 2Angular 2

      Webapp frontend development in enterprise projects.

      Avatar of Casey Smith
      Casey Smith uses PolymerPolymer

      Componentize the front-end web client.

      Avatar of Harba
      Harba uses Angular 2Angular 2

      Frontend for administrative dashboard.

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