ajax vs angular

Angular VS React Comparison

Many developers are now arguing about which JavaScript framework to choose for their application. The most popular are Angular, React and AJAX. Each of them has its own benefits and weaknesses. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at these front-end libraries, frameworks, and technologies as well as compare them.

  • Angular frontend is a framework based on TypeScript. It is powered by Google and is supported by Google.
  • AJAX is an acronym that stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. In fact, AJAX isn’t a new technology, because both JavaScript and XML have existed for quite some time, and AJAX blends these two technologies. AJAX is a way to communicate with the server without refreshing, i.e. asynchronously. When using AJAX, there is no need to update the entire page every time, as only its specific part is updated.
  • React is a JavaScript library for creating user interfaces. It was created by Facebook in 2013. It is not possible to create web applications with React, because it is designed to create component performances that are passed to child performances.

Angular vs React

The key difference between AngularJS and ReactJS is that React is a library and Angular is a framework.

Other differences are as follows:

  • Angular is more suitable for large, structured apps, whereas React is intended rather for smaller and more flexible apps.
  • React is more flexible than Angular and allows the developer to easily attach any JavaScript libraries and add-ons.
  • Angular front end uses templates based on an extended version of HTML whereas React uses JSX, an XML-like language built on top of JavaScript.
  • React apps are easier to create without any configuration files by using a Create React App CLI utility.
  • Both React and Angular have material design libraries for UI design. However, React’s library is more powerful than that of Angular.
  • Both Angular and React are component-based. However, Angular components are TypeScript classes. With their help, you can link the structure and functionality under one object. At the same time, React’s components are JavaScript functions with a limited amount of inputs and one output.
  • React supports one-way communication when the data is transmitted from top to bottom. Angular has both a one-way connection and a two-way interface. It also has interpolation, i.e. the ability to bind the component inside the text between the HTML tags and the assignment of attributes.

Angular vs AJAX

Angular is more general whereas AJAX is more specific. In other words, Angular is a big framework whereas AJAX is a JavaScript method that enables asynchronous communication between the database and the server.


Angular uses the AJAX technology to build single-page applications. Angular offers much more functionality than AJAX, and AJAX vs Angular is an important part of this functionality.

Django vs AngularJS

You may be wondering why we are comparing a Python framework with a JS framework; however, the admin and gis contrib apps of Django contain JavaScript code. Having appeared in 2005, Django has gradually become one of the best frameworks that helped thousands of developers to do a job in a few minutes with less code. Django is worth mentioning in this article because it noticeably simplified a number of difficulties in the development of web applications.


As compared to Angular, Django is simpler and more lightweight. Unlike Angular, Django is more suitable for backend. The two frameworks are often used together, for example, Django REST API and Angular frontend.

To summarize, it’s up to you to decide which framework, technology, or library to choose, depending on your project requirements.

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