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Kendo UI vs React: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kendo UI as "Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset". Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution. On the other hand, React is detailed as "A JavaScript library for building user interfaces". 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.

Kendo UI and React can be categorized as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

"Collection of controls" is the primary reason why developers consider Kendo UI over the competitors, whereas "Components" was stated as the key factor in picking React.

Kendo UI and React are both open source tools. It seems that React with 131K GitHub stars and 24.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kendo UI with 2.16K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, React has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3180 company stacks & 2967 developers stacks; compared to Kendo UI, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

What is Kendo UI?

Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.

What is 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.

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    AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
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    HTML & JavaScript toolkit to build modern browser experiences on any device – desktop, tablet or phone. Designed for the enterprise - high-performance, touch-first, responsive apps – with AngularJS directives, Bootstrap support and ASP.NET MVC server-side wrappers.
    jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
    Vue.js is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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      Instacart uses ReactReact

      Before two weeks ago or so, it used to be Backbone views and models, and everything was on our main store app, and our mobile web app, but actually, we just switched our mobile web app to using ReactJS for the interface. So it’s using Backbone models but ReactJS front-end components. Really, it was borne out of the frustration with how the Backbone model-view bindings worked, and it wasn’t especially performant for large views, and we had to do lots of tricks to make it performant. But swapping that out with React views meant that it could be both simpler and faster without having to spend a lot of time on that.

      One other interesting thing about that is, since React actually works okay with the Backbone models and the Backbone router and stuff like that, we didn’t have to rewrite the mobile web application and update it to ReactJS. Rewrites are almost always a bad idea. We were able to upgrade pieces of it at a time, move on to React, and now the entire thing is using React and just has the Backbone router and models and stuff like that that we already had, so it's a lot faster.

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      Netflix uses ReactReact

      At the beginning of last year, Netflix UI engineers embarked on several ambitious projects to dramatically transform the user experience on our desktop and mobile platforms. Given a UI redesign of a scale similar to that undergone by TVs and game consoles, it was essential for us to re-evaluate our existing UI technology stack and to determine whether to explore new solutions. Do we have the right building blocks to create best-in-class single-page web applications? And what specific problems are we looking to solve? Much of our existing front-end infrastructure consists of hand-rolled components optimized for the current website and iOS application. Our decision to adopt React was influenced by a number of factors, most notably: 1) startup speed, 2) runtime performance, and 3) modularity.

      React has exceeded our requirements and enabled us to build a tremendous foundation on which to innovate the Netflix experience.

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      Cloudcraft uses ReactReact

      Web-frontend programming prior to React: like banging rocks together. With React: Like wearing fusion powered underwear. Gives you a nice warm feeling. Using React for allowed us to create a beautiful UI in record time (1 month start to launch), with virtually no bugs popping up during development. The functional approach to just rendering your component given a state just makes so much sense, with React figuring out the delta between your current and desired representation. It's the future kids!

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      Kurzor, s.r.o. uses ReactReact

      React is choice number 1 when it comes to JS development at Kurzor. We choose React because it solves many issues with web applications in a elegant way. Writing an app in components is useful for coordination and isolation of concerns. React forces you to abandon state and use vertical passing through props instead. And having as many Pure Components as possible helps to write cleaner code.

      With React we usually use: Redux, React Router, React Toolbox, Styled Components.

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      Kent Steiner uses ReactReact

      This is the best component framework and API available today for building modern web sites and apps. I really enjoy how minimal it is, and powerful at the same time. It removes opinionated development and replaces it with logic and data philosophies, which has in turn fostered a robust and lively code and support community.

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