Updated: Dec 15, 2021
The front-end matters because the user experience directly depends on it. Any application should have a friendly and easy-to-understand interface. But what kind of tool can solve this issue today? JEVERA offers to consider Angular as one of the most common frameworks for those purposes in 2020. Let's find out what it is, how it was created, and what capabilities it gives to developers.
The Main Features In Angular
Any JS-framework provides users with the toolkit to build applications, defines its design and code organization. These functions legacy Angular.js performed. It was popular among users, but the creators decided not to stop there and completely revised the framework concept, creating Angular 2 in 2016.
The new version significantly surpassed the previous one in scalability, adaptability, cleanliness, and business orientation level. IT-specialists often say that Angular is a JS-framework, only better.
The core difference between Angular.js and Angular is the cross-platform feature. Unfortunately, the first one didn't support mobile development at all. Current Angular is used to create web apps, native mobile apps, and desktop-installed ones applicable for any operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.)
The framework operates as a periodically updated platform. The latest version, Angular 11, was released in November 2020.
Angular's biggest drawback is its complexity. Not every beginner will understand it since the concept is difficult, and work with the framework requires additional knowledge (like the basics of the TypeScript language) and tools (Mobx, Redux, CQRS/CQS, etc.). However, all the difficulties related to Angular depend only on the specialist's experience level.
The lazy loading of the Modules is the best feature that makes the application faster and helps to get more performance. Creating the Dist files is the best one that suppresses the code and gets the humongous code to a simple one. Easily add the third-party integrations to the framework. Faster load time and increased security by using "ahead-of-time compiler." The dependency injection (DI) of the Angular framework is a great deal of performance.
Angular has at least 13 advantages to focus on. For instance:
Fast application rendering by HTML and CSS on various servers (like .Net, PHP, etc.). Due to Shadow DOM technology, it works four times faster than in Angular.js.
The aforementioned cross-platform feature with the ability to create native mobile apps. Angular applications are also cross-browser.
Angular allows for fast dependency injection (DI). In plain, the developer determines the dependencies of the various app components first. But the creation of new objects is accompanied by an automatic generation of previously written dependencies.
The framework provides the developer with tools and has a set of design templates for app creation.
The Angular logic and code structure is simple. There will be no confusion in classes or methods during the work.
The absence of strong connections between app components makes it easy to replace them quickly.
Due to TypeScript-basis, it is possible to write strongly typed code. It ensures solution reliability by minimizing programmer errors.
Angular templates provide a clean UI design.
Angular supports unit and end-to-end testing by instruments like Jasmine, Protractor, etc.
Angular allows the directives usage for sequential and clear teamwork on one project.
During any data changes, all the app components that display those data will be changed automatically.
Angular has strong support from the Google and Microsoft sides. The first company created the framework when the second one released the TypeScript program language.
Due to the large community, professionals can answer almost any question related to this framework usage.
A Few Words About Those Who Uses Angular
As mentioned earlier, Angular is needed to create a front-end for single-page applications popular in recent years. That is why there are lots of apps made with Angular, owned by Facebook Inc. (Facebook, Instagram applications), Twitter Inc. (Twitter), and other similar companies.
Thanks to the framework components and templates, a great variety of websites built with Angular are operating today. It is widely used in lots of industries like those below.
Besides, modern solutions are also written using the legacy Angular.js, for example, Visa, American Express, the US government (Travel.gov), other apps, and websites.
Despite hard learning, Angular provides an architecture that one can architect a base app, and others 10 developers can blindly follow thanks to TypeScript's static type and a lot of tslint rule. This context is perfectly fit for an enterprise, where the application lives for years, maintainable is a must, people in and out, so few team leaders can manage whole things.
Angular seems incredibly complicated to a beginner. It's true. This framework requires additional tools and knowledge an IT-specialist must apply to build a front-end correctly. Nevertheless, Angular is still popular due to the significant advantages it provides to business and the developer side.