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Reasons That Make AngularJS Stands Out As Top JavaScript Framework

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AngularJS – a JavaScript framework – seem to have become all the rage on the web. In fact, it has become one of the most widely-used tool among developers, as it offers compelling features that help in building highly interactive websites aimed at delivering pleasant user experience. However, still a lot of individuals and developers alike seem to be baffled about using the AngularJS for their project needs because of several reasons.

The first and the most obvious concern that might prevent you from using the AngularJS framework could be the learning curve – that make you understand how to use the Angular JS framework – and best practices you need to follow when implementing your app. Secondly, since jQuery is used for a lot of projects, adopting some framework to do the task requires a lot of considerations and careful evaluation.

Furthermore, with several JavaScript frameworks out there, deciding on the best framework can be taxing. However, in this post, we’ve gathered some of the biggest reasons that make AngularJS one of the top-rated JS framework and a viable choice for a web developer. One important thing, I’ll be using Angular and AngularJS interchangeably in the post.

Two-Way Data Binding Reduces Boilerplate Code

Angular’s two-way data binding feature is arguably the best reason that makes it counted amongst the best JavaScript framework. When using any standard MVC framework, you’ll need to store your data in the model and need to display it in the view. While this might prove advantageous for organizations initially, but shortly, it will result in adding up plenty of boilerplate code. This happens when you update the model values on the basis of user interaction along with the view on the basis of business logic.

But, thanks to AngularJS two-way data binding, the models can be bind – declaratively – to HTML elements. And so, when the model updates, the view also gets updated automatically. This helps in reducing the boilerplate code which otherwise increases when trying to keep the model and the view in synchronization.

Directives Helps Create Custom HTML Elements

With the help of AngularJS Directives, you get to embed additional functionality in your HTML. Just imagine, wouldn’t it be great if you could make use of HTML elements (such as and many others) without having to make changes to the DOM to stimulate them. This can be achieved with the help of AngularJS directives, as they in creating custom HTML elements.

For instance, you can create a simple component such as , so as to create your own custom date picker widget. Or in case you want to create folder uploader with extended features such as progress indicator, or else, you just need to create a component. In a nutshell, you can create a component to address your exact needs.

Reduces the Need to Write More Code

After going through all of the aforementioned points, you can possibly make out that the AngularJS framework help write less code. HTML is used to define the view, which results in making the view more concise. Besides, without having to use the getters or setters to make the data models simplified.

Furthermore, the separation of directives from the app code, allows another team of developers to work on the same codebase in parallel, which helps reduce the integration issues, and so on. This might look to you a summary of all the points, but considering the fact that you can write less code – make this key point worth checking out.

Allows Unit Testing

Following the traditional testing approach for web apps – will make you create individual test pages – wherein one page invokes a single component first and then interact with it to check out if it works or not. But, AngularJS provides a better unit testing approach over the traditional one. The Angular framework makes you ready to perform unit testing on components because of Dependency Injection (DI).

Since all the controllers count on dependency injection for passing the information, AngularJS’s unit tests takes over DI, and make it implement unit testing. To do so, the mock data is injected into the controller, which help measure the output and behavior. Moreover, the Angular framework comes with a mock HTTP provider, which will make you able to insert forged responses of a server into controllers.

Make Creating Single Page Applications a Breeze

Developing a single page app (SPA) is not an easy task. But, AngularJS framework makes it easy for you to build performant single page apps. In addition, the apps are responsive, and hence, adjusts and adapts to different screen sizes, providing an enhanced user experience compared to web apps. Furthermore, the apps created using AngularJS are rendered on the client-side, such type of applications helps in reducing the network traffic. This eventually helps in reducing the load on the server.

Conclusion

Hope that the aforesaid points will help you understand the reasons that makes AngularJS a great JavaScript framework.

Author Biography

Addison Cohen is a mobile app developer working with Appsted Ltd, the custom mobile application development company which delivers most comprehensive mobile application solutions. He loves sharing latest information on mobile technologies like iOS, Android development processes.

I am a frontend and backend web developer who loves building up new projects from scratch. In my blog "Lingulo" me and some guest authors regularly post new tutorials, web design trends or useful resources.

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justin
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In today, Angular js is top platforms and framework for developers and programmers. This is wonderful tool. Good post thanks for share it.

saurabh rana
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Angular Js is the great tool for developers to work with. I recommend this article to the developer across the world.

Vicky
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Great Post Indeed, Admin!
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