All the pros and cons of using Angular for software development
Since its release in 2009, Angular.js has remained the most popular framework for mobile application development. It’s worth noting that there was simply no real alternative for Angular before. Any developer did not want their program to be written in an outdated framework. Moreover, this software was and is supported by Google. Despite the fact that recently its closest competitor React has increased its popularity as a modern solution for dynamic codes, Angular remains in the top of the best frameworks, both in terms of the number of user reviews and the number of stars. Our company offers customers high-quality Angular development services.
Basic angular tools and settings
Karma. The best web application testing tool by far. It creates an ideal software environment in order to test software as close as possible to real conditions.
RxJS. A multilayer programming library for processing data with various events. The multicomponent structure allows users to receive and transmit data from various resources.
Angular CLI. The main fragment of the program interface for managing and using the framework tools. Creation of projects, deletion and addition of files, updates are carried out via the command line.
Typical code editors. It is worth noting that many well-known code editing platforms support Angular technology. The most famous are Visual Studio and Sublime text in which most of the developers work.
Benefits of the Angular framework
It is difficult to imagine developing simple applications without the participation of Angular.js now. After its release, the full-fledged framework was updated several times and today it has a number of advantages over its counterparts.
- Directives. As you know, Angular supports HTML language. Directives made it possible to extend HTML code by adding specific behavioral patterns. Thus, for any static page on HTML code, you can embed dynamic elements or animation, saturate the site content with effects without overloading the engine.
- Modular architecture. In Angular, you can organize various components from separate modules. Such modules can exist independently or be combined into one sequence of actions. Thanks to its integrated dependency engine, Angular determines when to provide additional sites for authorization, login, or feedback. For example, with a search query for entering Facebook, the search engine gives out several landing pages, when a user clicks on any that comes across, he is in any case redirected to the module that best matches his device. When a user is identified, the system automatically links all modules (in this case, accounts) into one profile and the user can use the full range of tools and functions within the competence of his device.
- Availability of standard solutions. Angular has existed since 2009 and during this time has accumulated the largest database of ready-made solutions for application development. Typical solutions allow you to quickly solve complex problems using ready-made program scripts. In most cases, they need to be “sharpened” to fit your needs and integrated into the software environment. This is very convenient for large-scale and complex applications where you have to use many typical scripts for user identification, authorization, modules for online shopping and banking operations.
- Ease of testing. Due to the rigid data structure, modules are easy to manage and manipulate. This division allows you to use only the necessary modules and quickly carry out testing processes without affecting unclaimed parts of the project.
The disadvantages of Angular are relatively low performance for dynamic applications. Complex SPA components can be slow to perform due to their large size.
Since Angular positions itself as a complete and universal framework, there is always the opportunity to accomplish the same task in different ways. Many engineers regard this advantage as a conditional disadvantage, since the lack of a clear specialization adds a certain amount of confusion in the application field.