Wondering why many world-famous companies such as IBM chose Angular to build the front-end of their website? Well, they did have some compelling reasons. We discuss the key ones from a business perspective below.
Software development engineers know how many technologies have been born just to sink into oblivion in the past two decades or so. Many business owners who bought into the hype, using those technologies on their websites, had to bite their nails really hard afterwards.
Just think about it. When you choose Framework A for your site and one fine day discover that its developers no longer support it, this doesn’t bode well for your business.
For one, software that receives no regular updates is vulnerable to all kinds of security threats. You wouldn’t like your sensitive data to land in the hands of cyber criminals, would you?
You are also under the risk of lagging behind your competitors who have adopted another technology that is stable and well-maintained. While they can enjoy the latest enhancements and improvements that make their website faster, more efficient, and user friendly, yours will remain in the “Stone Age,” putting off customers and ruining your reputation.
The worst cut of all is that switching over to another front-end framework or library is not a trivial matter and may cost you a pretty penny down the road since the entire codebase has to be re-written.
In this respect, Angular’s future seems to look bright. Introduced by Google back in 2009, this front-end framework is definitely here to stay, judging by the LTS (Long-Term Support) tirelessly provided to it by the American tech juggernaut. Thus, Angular development services should be available for years to come.
One of the most attractive Angular’s benefits is the way it organizes code. Everything (services, pipes, components, etc.) is conveniently modularized, or divided into separate units called buckets or modules.
Why is that so good?
In this day and age, businesses need to cater for customers with desktop computers, laptops, and mobile devices, ensuring the widest coverage of target audiences.
In this respect, Angular is an excellent tool. It is used to build cost-effective alternatives to native mobile apps that work across platforms (Progressive Web Applications or PWAs) as well as lighting-fast and highly interactive alternatives to usual websites called Single Page Applications (SPAs).
Never heard about those types of apps before? Here is a primer.
A progressive web application is a website. However, this is not an ordinary website as you know it. A PWA functions like a mobile application. Unlike a usual website, a PWA can use the capabilities of the mobile device where it renders such as the camera.
At the same time, you don’t have to download a PWA from app stores like Play Market in order to use it. All you need is an old faithful web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
That means that the owner of an Android-powered phone and the owner of an iPhone can access a PWA through their browser and enjoy the same user experience.
Some other features that make PWAs similar to mobile apps:
Another great advantage of PWAs worth mentioning is their ability to work with poor or no Internet connection.
A Single Page Application is not an ordinary website either, although you can access it via a browser just like a standard site. Instead of having several pages (for example, About, Services, Contacts, etc.), an SPA has only one page that renders all those separate pages within itself when a user requests them.
The key advantage of an SPA is high responsiveness to users’ actions and rocket-fast operating speed. That’s because the single page is not reloaded when in use. The bulk of what an SPA needs to render properly (HTML/CSS code and other assets) is sent to a browser at the start of a session and remains there until the page is finally closed.
Thus, using a single page app is almost identical to using a desktop application: the same fast speed and excellent performance.
Having discussed those three benefits of Angular, we have only scratched the surface. This wonderful JS framework has many other advantages as well.
If you are still on the fence whether you need Angular.js development services and want to learn more about the framework before making the choice, feel free to get in touch with us in any suitable way. We will be delighted to advise you.
Angular code is divided into self-contained units known as components. Those streamline and simplify the development process thanks to the following benefits:
Excellent Command-Line Interface
Angular’s command-line interface (CLI) is a reference for all JS frameworks. Using straightforward commands, developers can automate every possible task they need to perform while building an app. Additionally, the CLI makes testing separate components and the app as a whole incredibly easy.
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