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6 reasons why you need to try Angular

Kevin Gardner
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Amazingly, not everyone has switched over to Angular. In this article, Kevin Gardner explains six reasons why this popular framework is absolutely not to be missed.

If you have not tried Angular as yet, then you just don’t know what you are missing. This framework is arguably the only framework that makes the model-view-controller (MVC)  components look good and in its right place. Most frameworks available today for developers are nothing but a bundling of tools, some of which do not integrate well together. You can use Angular to resolve this problem because it has been built so that each tool works with the other tools in a seamless and interconnected way.

The popularity Angular can best be understood by looking at the sheer number of websites that utilize the framework. Some notable companies that use the framework include ABC News, NBC, and Intel. This popularity can be attributed to the fact that the framework is convenient, fast, scalable, affordable, and enhances performance. Here are the top six reasons why we believe that you as a developer should choose Angular as the preferred framework for your projects:

1. Handles MVC well

If you are using any of the other available frameworks, chances are that you will be required to split your app into its MVC components and then write a code to string these components together. In our view, that is a lot of work which can be avoided. Angular implements MVC by requesting you to slit your app into MVC components and then it takes it from there. If you’re using Angular, you will not be required to write code to connect the various MVC components.

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2. A strong community

As a developer, you know by now just how important it is to be part of a community. Angular is a very popular framework. This means that there are many developers using this framework with a well-developed community. You can join forums online or attend conferences and seminars that are organized by developers for developers and share knowledge. Moreover, there are books and online resources dedicated to educate developers on the use of this framework. As a part of this community, you will be able to stay ahead of the trend and possibly even connect with clients who frequent these places and events in search of developers.

3. It has a declarative user interface

Angular uses hypertext mark-up language (HTML) to define the user interface for the app. Since HTML is a declarative language, it is considered to be more intuitive than using JavaScript to procedurally define the interface. Moreover, an interface written in HTML is less brittle to reorganize compared to one that is written in JavaScript. This means that you can collaborate with other UI developers with ease without worrying that the interface can break. HTML will enable you to define what you want done and Angular will take care of all the dependencies.

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4. The data models used are POJO

Angular uses plain old JavaScript objects (POJO) meaning that it will not require extraneous setter and getter functions. You can easily add and change properties directly to the framework and loop over arrays and objects at will. Your code will be more intuitive and much cleaner, just the way Mother Nature intended.

The traditional data models are famously known to be the gatekeepers of data. They are tasked with assuring server syncing and data persistence. Conversely, in Angular, the data models (scopes) are plain objects that work like a cork board. The cork board is a temporary storage area where you can put and retrieve data. Angular watches for changes in the scopes and updates the stored data automatically.

5. Backed by Google

Angular enjoys a strong support from the world’s leading search engine, Google. This means that as a developer, you will be relieved to know that you are using a framework whose end product will not be rejected by Google. Unlike most of the other JavaScript app frameworks which are normally created by independent hobbyists, Angular was purposefully created by two talented Google engineers. This is perhaps one of the major reasons why most developers prefer using Angular over other JavaScript frameworks.

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6. Directives control

Since HTML defines Angular’s pattern language, as a developer you can use directives to multiply the code information and come up with custom attributes that are absent in HTML. Directives are important because they focus and target more on logic and as thus they can contribute in increasing your output.

Parting shot

If you wish to speed up your development process, you need to look no further. Use Angular today and you will reap all the benefits stated above and much more.

Author

Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner loves writing about technology and the impact it has on our day to day lives. When not writing, Kevin enjoys working out at the gym and hiking in the mountains with his dog Bentley.


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