React or Angular?

Google / Eng hоcuspocus
Jun 6 21 Comments

I have an idea for a webapp that I want to prototype in my spare time, but I'm a frontend noob. Last time I dabbled in JS was in 2000s and all this modern frontend webdev stuff scares and confuses me.

Which framework would you recommend for a noob like me to pick up today to get my app off the ground with least effort and brain damage?

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  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

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    Instagrаmmore
    Fuck web development
    Jun 6 0
  • GoDaddy Ofj47e
    No matter what framework is/was/has been in vogue, Plain JS (JS apis + Dom manuipulation) + plain jquery (no jquery ui) will always be foundational skills to always have
    Jun 6 0
  • Google Efma46
    If you want a job, react. If it's for fun, vue all the way
    Jun 6 3
    • Amazon Beff-Jezos
      What’s special about Vue? Many like it.
      Jun 6
    • New / Eng CozyNap
      Vue is (IMHO) a lot easier to get started with. Their official tutorial is great.
      Jun 6
    • Google / Eng hоcuspocus
      OP
      Thanks! Will check their tutorial. It's for fun, don't need more than rudimentary js knowledge for my current job at G, definitely no react
      Jun 7
  • Capital One CapitalTwo
    ReactJS is the future! Big community and resources. And fuck you too @Instagram.
    Jun 6 0
  • Palo Alto Networks cheapgates
    Is angular still there ?
    Jun 6 3
    • Apple VKjg08
      Angular 7 is not bad. I like because it uses typescript
      Jun 6
    • Google / Eng hоcuspocus
      OP
      Seems like a default choice inside google for anything, very little react usage here from what I see
      Jun 6
    • Palo Alto Networks cheapgates
      I dumped angular after looking at it version 2.
      Jun 6
  • Twitch / Data select *
    So... No more mean stack?
    Jun 8 2
    • New
      big bum

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      big bummore
      Mean is dead since mongos + angularjs hype died
      Jun 8
    • Twitch / Data select *
      Wait. So if it's not Mongo, what is it nowadays?
      Jun 8
  • Twitch / Data select *
    Wait... How is it possible that you can do backend but are daunted by front-end? :/
    Jun 6 2
    • Amazon jtGV66
      Front end has different, but no less frustrating challenges
      Jun 6
    • Google GeeCeePee
      Building a front-end is easy, building a good front-end is hard.
      Jun 6
  • T-Mobile alfa
    Like Godaddys answer. Plain JS skills wud give OP context on what framework saves him effort and aligns to his preference for an opinionated vs non opinionated framework
    Jun 6 0
  • New
    big bum

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    big bummore
    Angular is a dumpster fire. Go with react
    Jun 8 0
  • New Narya
    The key to prototyping is to make it fast and dirty. Just make it do what you imagined. Then make sure that’s what you want before you polish it at all.

    So I voted jQuery because it’s easy for beginners. All the best!
    Jun 6 0
  • Snapchat eeXB43
    Use Vanilla JS (ES6+)
    Jun 6 0

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