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Why is the Angular framework the next big thing for Enterprise-Ready Web Apps?

A deep dive into the ‘what’s and ‘how’s’ of the Angular Framework.

Currently in commission with companies ranging from start-ups to ones that feature on Fortune lists, Angular has made a significant impact on the choice of framework for enterprise-scale application development. However, you should know the actual difference between Angular vs AngularJS before going further.

A front-end, client-side model view controller, Angular is armed with all the assets expected from a mature framework. But how has Angular claimed the numero-uno spot of enterprise application development given the tough competition it faces from React, Vue and the likes?

Collated below are the top features of Angular that substantiate the claim of it being the future of Enterprise-ready Web Apps.

1. Robust and Maintainable Code
Angular codes are written in Typescript, which allows the developer to add static to type to their code. This is a significant step up from JavaScript, which only supports dynamic types. With Static typing, the developer can identify and resolve bugs much faster and much earlier in the development life cycle. With Typescript, the developer can instantly check why the output is not as expected, while in other frameworks, the developer would be forced to go right to the beginning of the code to locate the error. This feature saves loads of time if the project entails writing code for larger applications.

The efficient backward compatibility of Typescript can help the developer in adding new features from new versions of the ECMAScript. Typescript also possesses auto-injection libraries, which results in a maintainable and predictable codebase.

Another significant advantage of Angular Typescript is its tooling. Supporting features like auto-completion, smooth navigation, and easy refactoring, Angular Typescript is now a ‘must-have’ for larger enterprise applications.

2. Cohesive Architecture
The component-based architecture of Angular makes it the future of enterprise-scale applications. In Angular web development, components form the foundational blocks of the application. The cohesive components of Angular are tree-like and consist of only relevant elements with related functionality. These components are properly encapsulated and provide a clean and smooth API to all apps developed in Angular. Two prime virtues of the Angular architecture are its reusability and maintainability.

Reusability: Agular app components are self-sufficient. This means once a component with a specific functionality is created, it can be reused in all parts of the code that would require the same functionality. This component-based reusable architecture of Angular helps developers in saving a lot of time while providing consistency to the overall application.

Maintainability: The loosely coupled components in Angular are another significant advantage of the framework. In case the developer is tasked with adding a new feature or changing an existing one, components of the app can easily be replaced with the required implementations, thus making the maintenance of the app very easy.

3. Efficient Command Line Interface
The efficient command-line-interface (CLI) of Angular is arguably the biggest factor behind its popularity. By automating crucial processes like initialization and configuration, Angular’s CLI helps in the simplification of the entire development process with it’s simple and straightforward commands.
Angular also boasts of the facility of seamless updates, a significant factor while creating large applications. The Angular CLI makes it simple for the developer to create space for additional components by helping the developer to not only locate the right folder to accommodate the update but also the correct module to import the component to. Angular also carries out a rapid unit test to ensure the errorless rendering of the component.

4. Increased Efficiency facilitated by Dependency Injection

Angular’s dependency injection improves the readability of the developer’s code, facilitating maintenance and iterations. This serves large scale enterprise apps greatly as it has a massive positive impact on reducing testing time and lowering development costs.

The most significant aspect of Angular’s dependence injection is that it allows clear structuring of varied injectors in a way that allows the developer to edit or replace any of said injectors without having to reconfigure the rest of the app’s components.

5. Server-Side Rendering with Ivy Renderer

In Angular, components and templates are written in HTML and Typescript. This means that the developers would have to convert the code they have written into basic JS instructions for browsers to interpret it. Angular support Ivy renderer which automates the translation of the components into a browser compatible language.

Another feature of Angular’s ivy renderer is ‘tree shaking.’ This feature is used on the app components during its rendering phase. During tree shaking, Angular’s ivy renderer removes all unused chunks of code, resulting in a lighter application that loads much faster.

6. Server-side rendering with Angular Universal

The Angular framework possesses a service called ‘Angular universal’ that enables the app to render on a server instead of the client’s browser. Such server-side rendering not only offers a high search engine ranking, but it also reduces the load time of the app, improving its mobile performance. As a result, Angular universal provides the end-user of the enterprise app a seamless interaction experience.

7. Angular Design & Angular Material

Angular Design- Armed with the comprehensive design best practices and extensive research material available in Angular Design, one of Angular’s services, developers can rest assured that Angular will provide a great user interface without any major investment of time and resources ensuring that the end-user has an aesthetically appealing interface to interact with.

Angular Material- This feature of Angular makes it even more of a cake-walk for developers to do their job by providing them with pre-built User interface components that have been tested for optimal functionality on web, desktops, and mobile platforms. With Angular Material, developers can create standard layouts, navigational elements, form controls, buttons, and indicators with minimum effort resulting in a plethora of elements for the enterprise applications they are working on in a very short time.

The takeaway

Large companies, many featuring in the fortune 500, have chosen Angular for building apps aimed internally as well externally. The power ecosystem that exists around Angular with the staunch support of google has made Angular a reliable, stable, and the ideal framework for developing enterprise-scale applications. Given its massive adoption rate across industry sectors and verticals, Angular is poised as the future of enterprise applications.

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