Angular 2 has not lost it’s shine even though Angular 5.0 has released.
Often, innovation triggers a riddle.
Take Angular as an example.
The new features of the latest version are “aye” for the developers. What about the startups and their running applications? Will they switch to new version or stick to the existing version?
Let’s address this question with Angular 2. If you have an application run by the Angular 2, there is no immediate urgency to revamp. Stay with it for reasons more than one-
● Essential mobile components: This version beautifully addresses the challenges connected to mobile apps (functionality, load time, etc.). Overlays, sidebars, switches, scrollable areas, navigational bars- Angular 2 counters this headaches. They offered a rich component set in version making this framework best for mobile. On top of that, Angular also provides wide-ranging cross-platform support for desktop apps on Windows, Linux, and Mac.
● Improved Dependency Injection (DI): Dependency injection (a program design pattern where an item is passed its own dependencies, as opposed to producing them) was one of the features that originally differentiated Angular from its competitors. It helps immensely to modular development and element isolation. Angular 2 started to offer a better DI feature.
● Annotation: AtScript supplies tools which helps linking metadata with functions. This is a breather. It eases the building of object instances by supplying the essential information into the DI library (that will check for related metadata if calling a function or creating the instance of a class).
● Instance Scope: The enhanced DI library is comprised of instance scope controllers, which are even stronger when used with child injectors along with your scope identifiers.
● Dynamic Loading: This is a feature which was not available in the previous version(s) of Angular. Angular 2 offered this perk to the developers. With this exciting feature, the programmers can add new directives or controls on the fly.
● Templating: The template compilation procedure is asynchronous in Angular 2. As the code relies on the ES6 module, the module loader will load dependencies simply by referencing them at the part component.
● Child Router: With the Child router provided by Angular, the programmers can convert every part of the program to a more compact application by supplying it with its own router. It helps to encapsulate the entire feature collections of a program.
● Screen Activator: With Angular 2, developers can take finer control on the navigation life cycle, through a set of can* callbacks.
● Simplicity: Angular 2 is simple. This was a welcome change for the programmers..
● Supports AOT (Ahead-of-Time). With AOT, the compiler runs once at build time using a set of libraries. It even downloads pre-compiled version of application for faster rendering.
Angular 2: A fresh air in the world of UI & UX
The bigger perk from the Angular 2 was unlocking an array of features in creating better UI and UX.
● First and foremost was the option to move away from hand-written UI code.
● Offering a framework that could do a lot of heavy lifting.
● The view template syntax was a breakthrough. It was easy to write, read, and understand. To be specific, the data and the event binding syntax is more expressive than what’s available in Angular 1 or elsewhere.
The Introduction of SPA:
Angular 2.0 introduced single framework for desktop & mobile and open up new opportunities. It provides niche techniques in handling single-page websites and keeping client-side data binding and DOM manipulation simpler.
Angular 2 is stable and free of any mystery:
For an expert and experienced Angular developer, there is nothing under the hood. They have seen all the issues, debugged them time and time again. While, the new versions can throw tantrums in their initial days, the older Angular version in able hand will give you sound sleep. If
your application is running on the older version, happily meeting your purposes and there is no immediate need to welcome revolutionary changes, you are fine with Angular 2.
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