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Why Should One learn Angular in 2021?

The JS environment teems with libraries and frameworks. However, with diverse options comes confusion along the way. It is imperative to choose the correct form of technology that helps you achieve what you want and helps in achieving your aim. A wrong decision can eat your time and leave your project in shambles.
It has been ten years since Angular has come to the scene and become one of the eminent JS frameworks. It has a loyal fanbase and a full-featured and powerful tool. But question arise Why Choose Angular For Web Development? Let us look into some of the reasons for choosing Angular for your next project and how it will impact your business.

Parented by Google
Google created this framework, and it helps in a significant way to the developers. Google uses angular internally for several of its applications. It also makes sure that before the public release of any version, it is used initially within the company. Along with that, Google announced 18 months of long-term support for all major Angular releases. Now, with the LTS, any bugs that come with browser security or incompatibility, it gets fixed. The deadline for the latest LTS version is May 2022. The technology is quite prominent in use until a new version comes in to replace it.

Fulfills the Requirements
It is quite easy to start with Angular. The default setup provides you with all the necessary tools to install the application right away. All the requirements are included in the official package, and installing third-party libraries is not a requirement. However, if you want to integrate something from the React world, it is quite easy. Ngrx is a good example in that regard.

Purposefully informative
It is an exhaustive task to learn a new framework let alone identify the right source at the same time. The best thing with Angular is that it comes with extensive documentation- where the developers can get all the necessary information. You can find useful answers to code-related questions. These are easily found on Stack Overflow as well.

Checks and balances
The best part of Angular is that it is a sophisticated platform and a complete platform in itself, it provides a good platform from routing through templates to testing utilities in its package. Testing is one of the fundamentals to prevent problems. Badly written code can be disastrous as it leads to financial losses. A good test detects problems and these are already included in Angular by default. It eases your load.

The first impression is the last
You know the old dictum and you know that a visually powerful website has just 0.5 seconds to make the visitor stay and browse for more. Angular provides this dynamic through using the pre-built (pre-defined) UI components and modules that follow Google’s Material Design principles. One can use the various Material Design components, and generate basic code

using Angular CLI. All the components have predefined styles which help in the fast delivery of the service. Angular Material documentation is replete with the necessary examples which are required.

Package in itself
It is useful and it can help build web applications, native mobile apps, or desktop applications for Mac, Windows, and Linux. These are present even in React or Flutter. However, the biggest difference is what you get in the base package. Angular is an all-in-one framework and has all the necessary built-in features.

All projects that are created in Angular are single-page applications. What helps in this is that the website gets updated in synch with the user’s requirement. The page does not have to be refreshed and only that part gets updated which is in use. For example- the navigation system in Netflix. You don’t have to refresh it and this is one of the clear effectiveness of SPA Architecture.

Module Based
Angular’s structure is organized into modules. The whole technology has a modular structure-NgModules. Developers divide code into small, separate portions and these modules created guarantee high consistency of code. Angular provides you with the same pattern, saving time and reducing production costs without thinking about components.

Friendly user-experience
A site that is fast paced, comes up quickly, does not need to get refreshed provides a positive user experience. Front-end performance, downloading HTML and CSS, and JS files significantly impact the speed of the page. Angular provides these utilities and at quite a good pace.

Concluding to the final question- is it still relevant given that it has been here for a decade Yes! Absolutely! It is up-to-date and quite efficient in helping you build modern products. It is supported, powered, and parented by Google, and that in itself makes Angular's future bright. However, depending upon your project, the choice of the framework should be taken judiciously. The angular ecosystem is vast and continues to bring a lot to the table. The core team releases biannual versions, making it always excitable for the next updated version.

Top comments (2)

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I find Angular to be quite over complicated and brittle. Too many files. Too many things to keep track of. Furthermore, debugging is very difficult.

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Dewald Els

I agree with most points (even being an Angular developer myself), but the debugging has gotten a lot better and the DevTools are not half bad :)

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