What is an AngularJS?
The Main Idea of angular is to combine well-known components, designs, patterns, and development practices in one framework to address challenges encountered in developing a single Page application. I would prefer to call it “the Angular way of doing things”.
To achieve this purpose, AngularJS support standardized components such as models, views, controllers, and services.
This lead to Angular making use of two important software design patterns, Model View Controller (MVC) and Dependency Injection.
This helps in developing Faster Web Applications with AngularJs.
Besides that, AngularJS makes use of many abstractions, paying attention to balancing modularity and complexity.
Why Angular JS?
Developed by Google!
Well! If You ask me the first reason I would consider, is the fact that it has been developed by Google, this may seem obvious but AngularJS has been created by highly talented Google engineers.
Which also means you will not only have a large open community to learn from but also get your queries answered by readily available engineers.
Adopting AngularJS as a practical framework for client-side development is rapidly becoming known to the entire Web application development community.
When I hear Google! I hear reliability!
Since AngularJS has been built by Google, you can be sure that you’re dealing with efficient and reliable code that will scale with any project.
If you’re looking for a framework with a solid foundation or planning on building a website, AngularJS is your first choice.
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Because it is comprehensive!
AngularJS is similar to MVC or Knockout or cappuccino which means if you’re familiar with any of the above frameworks you will have no trouble learning Angular’s testing API.
It is a complete solution for rapid front-end development, you wouldn’t need a plug-in or framework to build a data-driven web application.
Effortless implementation of MVC
We all know in the current market there are many other frameworks that implement MVC by asking you to divide your application into components, and then ask you to stand them up together.
Doesn’t this sound hectic and time-consuming?
The Angular way of doing this is by implementing MVC by allowing you to split your application into MVC elements and it will automatically perform the rest of the work, it manages your elements and serves as the pipeline that integrates them.
As AngularJS in the mediator, you don’t need to worry about writing shortcuts between components.
Getting started is incredibly easy!
Getting started with AngularJS is way easier than you think it is!
With a few attributes added to your HTML, you can have a simple angular app in no time.
As I’ve already mentioned above that AngularJS is developed and maintained by Google and a community of developers, I am not going to discuss anything about the technical aspects but the AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary.
I have selected some useful resources which would help you understand AngularJS technically.
When you are using AngularJS, you can create HTML like elements and attributes that define the behavior of presenting components. These directives” Let you invent new HTML syntax, specific to your application” or a web application. Some common AngularJS directives include
These directives” Let you invent new HTML syntax, specific to your application” or a web application. Some common AngularJS directives include
• Ng-show and ng-hide – these directives show or hide an element. This is archived by setting styles in the site’s CSS.
• ng-class – This allows class attributes to be dynamically uploaded.
There are a lot of other attributes which you can learn, also go through other functionalities in AngularJS like Animation, data binding and much more.
Is AngularJS future of Web Designing?
In my opinion, definitely! Or we are already there.
Will we be seeing more and more web applications built dynamically powered by JS in the future?
Even with traditional, multi-page sites, having solution that makes development and testing of those sites faster, easier and safer will always be welcomed and it appeals everyone.
AngularJS already has the ability to handle your project’s wireframes during initial development and testing, as well as other demands like animations and transitions for powerful websites and web applications.
With more and more web designers and developers turning to frameworks like AngularJS we can definitely expect then to become even easier to use as a whole – which is ultimately a great news for everyone looking to design and develop a whole new kind of web experiences.
Pros and cons!!
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I’m sure you might’ve done enough research by now and realized Web development with AngularJS is one of the best options you have out there, but if you ask me Angular also has its baggage.
Let’s start with con’s, I’ve been praising throughout!
• Starting off with AngularJS is easy but as you go forward the learning curve is quite steep, which makes it hard for anyone.
• Some of its best features are really complicated for example DI, Services, Values etc.
• When I tried using scopes it was easy, but trust me it was hard to debug!
• Runtime configuration poor because everything is loaded up front and there is a lack of configuration after Bootstrap.
• Other than the above cons I’ve also observed router is limited, searching engine indexability and also directives are powerful but very difficult to use.
Now back to pro’s
• Starting with my favorite “Less Code” yes less code is needed mainly because it’s Expressive, therefore needs less code for the same result as with other libraries.
• Enabling quick prototyping and delivery of dashboard-style i.e. heavy on data-driven forms, charts, lists, and tables, and as mentioned above is used to create dynamic single page apps.
• It is faster to work with, faster than its competition, once you are familiar with it.
• It is very good for apps where you have a large amount of highly interactive client side.
• Prototyping is really quick and also a predisposition to orderly code.
• It also has Easy testability, two-way data binding, dependency injection system, extends HTML and very easy testability.
After reading all the pro’s I’m pretty sure you must be wondering about the development of Web Applications with AngularJS!
Well here are some of the best Websites build on AngularJS.
YouTube for PS3
YouTube on PS3 is one of the best things that can happen for someone like me, I’m someone who sits hours on a gaming chair as well as stream YouTube for endless hours!
We all have to admit that YouTube on PS3 can’t be any better! Period! if there is anything that needs change is more buttons on a Joy Stick to typing in the keywords properly.
Typing with a Joy Stick is such a pain, but you can also connect your smartphone and operate it!
No complaints on YouTube!
By far one of the best Single page websites around, it keeps you updated about the weather all around the world!
I cannot comment on the weather forecasting thought, I’m sure nobody can predict mother nature.
Coming back to the website, the user experience is crisp and very much informative.
Another favorite! Netflix needs no introduction, one of the reasons people glue onto their Televisions and computers, California based company built its website using AngularJS providing one of the best interfaces.
I personally never had any trouble using Netflix, neither I haven’t seen anyone complaining about it.
Freelancer is one of the most renowned websites for business outsourcing if you’ve never visited freelancer.com this is how it works.
You post your work and members of the website would show interest in your work and you get to choose your own freelancer to work on your project.
There are an estimated 16 million freelancers using this website.
If you are looking for a robust, well-maintained framework for any sized project, I would recommend AngularJS any day.
NMG offers some of the best web Applications built on AngularJS, I would strongly recommend you to take a Sneak-peak at their work, I’m sure they wouldn’t disappoint you!