Web and mobile applications make people’s lives everywhere easier. From online banking to social media, seamless user interfaces and experiences are the standards. The development of these applications that billions of people rely on every day is widely credited to frameworks like Angular. 

A framework is a developer’s best friend. Frameworks provide a consistent structure that allows developers to save time by avoiding rebuilding code from scratch. Frameworks allow for increased web development efficiency. 

WHAT IS ANGULAR?

Angular is a framework designed for developing single-page applications. It is an open source JavaScript framework that uses TypeScript and HTML. Angular was created in 2009, and there have since been 12 different versions, with each one improving its predecessors, addressing issues, and adapting to the increased complexity of current platforms.

Angular is a model-view-controller (MVC) framework. Here are the building blocks of an Angular app. 

– Modules: Every Angular application has AppModule, the root module that provides the bootstrap mechanism that launches the application. 

– Components: Each Angular application has at least one component. The root component connects the component hierarchy to the page document object model (DOM). Each component defines a class that contains the application logic and data. 

– Templates: An angular template combines HTML with Angular markup, allowing HTML elements to be modified before they are displayed. The two types of data binding are property and event binding. 

1. Event binding: Allows your application to respond to user input by updating your app data.

2. Property binding: allows you to incorporate values computed from your data into the HTML.

Metadata: Metadata is used to decorate a class so it can tell Angular how to process the class. 

Services: A service class is created when there is data or logic not associated with the view but has to be distributed across components

Dependency Injection (DI): Instead of fetching data from a server, validating user input, or logging directly to the console, the DI feature delegates tasks to the services. This allows you to keep your component classes efficient. 

PROS OF ANGULAR

Customizable Components: Angular allows users to build their own components to incorporate functionality with logic rendering to create reusable pieces. Components are decoupled, allowing easy replacement of various components

Data Binding: Angular enables users to move data from JavaScript code to the view easily and can react to user events without any manually written code. 

Testing: Using tools like Jasmine and Protractor, Angular gives you the ability to test each and every part of your application.

Browser Compatibility: Angular is compatible with multiple browsers like Chrome and Firefox and multiple operating systems like Windows, Linux, and macOS. 

CONS OF ANGULAR

Steep Learning Curve: There are a large variety of components that all users should know. From basic ones like directives, modules, decorators, etc., to more complex topics like change detection, AoT compilation, and zones, it can be difficult for beginners to learn. 

Limited SEO Opportunities: Angular has poor accessibility to search engine crawlers and does not offer many SEO options. 

Verbose and Complex: The verbosity of the framework is a common concern with Angular. Compared to other front-end tools, it is more complex. 

Angular is very powerful but also has its concerns and complexities. There are many cases where Angular can come in handy, so learning this framework can be super beneficial. But, as always, if you can’t do it, we can. Contact us at New Target to help you move your publications to an enjoyable tablet experience. We are ready to provide you with the integrated web services to improve your customer’s experience and improve your sales!

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