I jumped on the React bandwagon like most of you but am always trying to solve Northwind Traders problems w/fewer SLOC, my favorite (but not only) metric for a 3GL.
The official MDG tutorials page include Blaze, Angular & React. Angular has fewer lines of code head to head w/React. Assuming each offers the same level of functionality, it would seem Angular wins in brevity and readability.
In this version of meteor, and w/the focus on ES6, why is React so much more popular than Angular? Is the ToDo sample not deep enough, not complex enough and/or the wrong problem to showcase either framework? What would be a better sample problem?
On the community front, React is twice as large on every Meteor metric (# of github watchers & forks, # of posts here) and it also has a compelling mobile story. Is it all about Facebook vs. Google’s vision for the web? Is Blaze the Walking Dead? What else should be considered in choosing a framework?