Tag: Angular Development

Angular is an Open-Source JavaScript Framework which is famous for web application development software. By offering outstanding features and capabilities such as two-way data binding, routing, templates that make the framework most advanced. Six versions of the Angular has already been published, and the biggest news is here. Angular 7 also has also been launched in September 2018 which is tinier, faster and smoother to use, and it is going to make developers life more comfortable.

Without more ado, let’s explore the most significant changes in Angular 7 that you must know about.

Updated ng-compiler:

This is the excellent news as developers will be able to decrease the bunch size by letting the old packages to use Ivy Rendering Engine. This is the highest gain for all the applications because smaller packages mean shorter time to download and speedier load times.

Splitting of @angular/core:

One of the disadvantages of angular is its total multipurposeness. Spontaneously templates give you modules, that you do not even need it. Now, 418 modules can be worked independently which are offered by @angular/core. As an unexpected side effect, this draws us that much closer to DDOS-ing our machines every time we run npm install.

@aiStore with Artificial Intelligence:

With the earlier developed ngrx code base, this is artificial intelligence storage which is backwards compatible and can create a single-source-of-alternative-truths solution. The new @aiStore can generate predictive data of how and when the values change using historical data, camera, and microphone APIs, and can update the views accordingly.

@angular/mine for Mining Bitcoin:

@angular/mine is another npm package which let angular developers do mine bitcoin during app performance. Moreover, these processes are wholly hidden from a user’s eyes that makes it more convenient.

Enhanced Angular Schematics:

Now in Angular 7, for interactive install of dependencies and for building new angular projects, Schematics is allowed. Angular CLI will also assist you whether to add routing and which stylesheet to use while running ng name project. This would be proved helpful as many time developers forget to add flags and this will help them to worry less about one thing.

Advancement of Router:

In the latest version of Angular, the CanLoad Interface will now have UrlSegment[] which will save URLs a user tried to navigate to and can be redirected to them later. This feature is especially valuable when a developer wants to redirect the user back after they have been authenticated.

Updates in Angular Material and CDK:

Virtual Scroll:

By Virtual Scroll you will allow displaying an extensive list of items by only presenting the number of items on viewpoint. This update is related to Angular Component Development Kit that means you can apply it with any UI Framework.

Drag and Drop:

Drag and Drop is another impressive trait for Angular CDK. The developer can make a drag-drop UI by this module that can be managed for free dragging, ordering and transferring items through a list etc.

Support for Native Select in MatFormFieldModule:

Not as impressive as the above two, this is quite a remarkable development feature. Before whenever you want to add a select form field in Angular material, you have to use MatSelectModule, but after introducing of Angular 7, Material will support the native HTML select input.

<select matNativeControl placeholder=”Favorite car” [(ngModel)]=”selectedCar” name=”car”>
<option value=”” disabled selected></option>
<option *ngFor=”let car of cars” [value]=”car.value”>
{{car.viewValue}}
</option>
</select>

Release Schedule:

Recently, the Angular 7 is released in September 2018 which is excellent news for all the Angular enthusiasts. Angular 8 is supposed to launch in March/April 2019 with ^7.0.0 compatibility. You can expect a major release every six months and a patch release almost every week. The primary goal of each Angular version is supposed to be backwards compatible with the prior release and not to put unnecessary upgrade/migration load on the Angular application and component authors.

The current frontend landscape is quickly evolving, and the JavaScript is frequently coming up with new frameworks. The players like Angular and ReactJS are getting regularly updated, a new kid on the block has arrived, Vue.js. Angular and ReactJS have already performed in the technology market up a storm, Vue.js is no less than two formers.

Taking into account of their popularity the blog features, the advantages and disadvantages of these three JavaScript frameworks. All in all, the JavaScript frameworks are known for a smooth and speedy web app development. They are the basis for Single Page Applications development and simplifies the code structure and maintenance.

Angular 5

Angular is widely and most accepted JS framework for Single Page Application development. The framework is popular as Model-View-Whatever (MVW) framework and has become a regular choice of mid-sized enterprises and startups. The development ecosystem after the release of Angular has gone far beyond imagination. Angular is a trusted choice among business giants like Google, Youtube, Paypal, Udemy, Freelancer, Upwork, Telegram, Crunchbase and more.

Pros & Cons of Angular

Pros

  • Angular 5 comes with enhanced feature like, under three seconds compilation.

  • Angular 5 is in-detail and richly documented so developers can individually get the information all by himself.

  • There are minimum chances of errors with two-way data binding.

  • Angular 5 is based on the Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) which enables the developers to manage the same sections using the same data individually.

Cons

  • Angular 1.x had difficult to learn syntaxes. However Angular 5 resolves this major drawback by implementing TypeScript 2.4 which has a cakewalk learning.

  • While moving to the latest version from the previous one, Migration issues might appear.

ReactJS

ReactJS is the current favorite market choice of front-end JavaScript library, and deals with View in the MVC model. Its added features, flexibility and simplicity makes it more popular among the developer community. ReactJS has huge applicability in single page application development specifically the one in which data reflects in real time. It is an exceptionally growing JS framework and has a super-growing developer community of more than 1k in a very short span of its release. Popular brands like WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Netflix, Yahoo, Dropbox, Microsoft, rely on the ReactJS front-end JavaScript library.

Pros & Cons of ReactJS

Pros

  • ReactJS has a low-level learning curve, with the virtue of its simple syntax.  Developers only need to sharpen their HTML skills, contrary to Typescript in Angular.

  • ReactJS offer the maximum level of responsiveness and flexibility.

  • ReactJS follows downward data binding, so the child element data flow doesn’t affect the parent data.

  • Unlike Angular 5, migration is smooth in ReactJS as with the “codemods” of Facebook, up to a great extent, the process gets automated.

Cons

  • The official documentation is a bit chaotic and incomplete, and developers contribute without following any proper approach. So, searching something in the documentation is tedious.

  • Though React has a low-learning curve, a developer requires profound knowledge and expertise in integrating the user-interface into the MVC architecture.

Vue.js

Vue.js was initially launched in 2014, is a new kid on the block and has proven itself to be faster, when compared to Angular and ReactJS. Now what makes it better than the rest two is that it facilitates two-way data binding (Angular) and server-side rendering (both Angular and ReactJS). The founder of Vue.js claims the framework to be the fastest one. It’s a leading choice for quickly developing the cross-platform applications. Grammarly, Xiaomi, Laracast, Behance, Reuters, Alibaba, Gitlab are a few notable names among the users of Vue.js.

Pros & Cons of Vue.js

Pros

  • Vue.js framework is highly adaptable. It is similar in architecture and design to frameworks Angular and ReactJS, so switching from other frameworks to Vue.js is pretty quick and smooth.

  • The documentation of Vue.js is highly extensive and offers a quick learning curve and developers can save much of the time and efforts of the developers as they only require basics of HTML and JavaScript for the app development.

  • The framework is highly scalable and, the framework allows the use of reusable templates. The development requires less time as Vue.js has a simple structure.

  • Vue.js is applicable for both SPAs and the complicated web app interfaces. Without causing disruption to the entire system, smaller components can be smoothly integrated.

Cons

  • The market share of Vue.js is extremely small in comparison to the market share of Angular or ReactJS. However, the framework is still in the beginning phase, and things are about to roll over positively in the coming time.

  • The documentation lacks English language. Nevertheless, more and more sections are now being translated into English.

Conclusion

Choosing the right JavaScript Framework doesn’t merely depends on the features of the framework. It also follows the requirement analysis, company objective, its applicability and the functionality of the framework. JavaScript frameworks are the most favorable ones, and 2018 is sure its year!