Enterprise-class code and expertise
Angular and React enforce certain minimal assumptions about the structure of the code to handle complex tasks with the latest and best-known techniques so developers don’t have to maintain them. They also relieve developers of several burdens, such as keeping track of the ever-changing APIs of browsers. Angular and React effectively take on that task so developers don’t have to.
It’s not question of whether Angular or React can meet the robust requirements of enterprise web applications. It’s about how developers want to work and the specific project that determines which framework is the best choice.
More similarities than differences
Even when Angular and React do something differently, similarities remain. Also, if you understand one framework, understanding the other is not a huge stretch.
For example, Angular components expose lifecycle hooks to classes as interfaces that can be implemented to customize what a component does on component load, update and deletion. Developers can tap into key moments in that lifecycle by implementing one or more of the hook interfaces. React’s management of components is similar as they are mounted and unmounted from the current user interface, but uses traditional ES6 class inheritance rather than Angular’s external interfaces. Each framework takes a different approach to managing how data moves in and out of components.
Both Angular and React use Single Page Web application routing, but take different approaches. Angular’s router module provides a single opinionated router with many complex configuration options to handle many types of route transitions already implemented in the routing module’s design. Conversely, React’s approach to routing is often built on an application-by-application basis and influenced by the structure of the application.
Ultimately, there are tradeoffs, but developers can’t go wrong with either framework when building robust, scalable and secure enterprise Web applications. In the end, the choice should be guided by your organization’s design philosophy and your project requirements.