Today, Angular 5 is in use, and it provides startups with a framework that is just as promising as any other. Having maintained its initial benefits, Angular 5 comes packed with even more functionality which makes it worthy of startup attention.
Two Way Data Binding
One of the greatest advantages which developers enjoy today is two-way data binding which Angular provides. In two-way data binding, manipulation or changes made in data from each side of a web application (server side and client side) is reflected on the corresponding side. The advantages of data binding for programmers is that testing becomes a much easier job. The identification of processes which interact with and modify data individually gives developers a much clearer picture of the processes and this, in turn, makes the testing of various components a faster process.
Angular also receives much of its appraisal and approval from its inbuilt dependency injection features. Dependency refers to a state where an instruction or piece of software relies on data from another piece of software to function. Dependency injection is where one piece of code (such as a class) automatically acquires its dependencies from another piece of code rather than create them itself. Two advantages arise from DI.
First, there is the decoupling of various components of code, allowing even further modularization which makes the code simpler and cleaner. The biggest advantage for DI is that testing of code becomes very simple. If a developer wants to test the performance of a piece of code, all they have to do is manipulate the dependencies of that code and run the appropriate tests. The need to create new dependencies within a class, for instance, is removed.
Simplified Progressive Web Application
PWAs have received much hype in recent months thanks to their ability to combine the beneficial features of web pages with features from native or mobile applications. The latest release of Angular, Angular 5.0, implements the integration of these features in a simpler way while adding other mobile features such as push notifications and the ability to access data while offline.
Custom directives in Angular allow developers to create their own custom tags within applications as well as manipulation of DOM elements in many ways. It is also possible to style elements with various behaviors, making your web application more responsive and interactive.
An added advantage for startups in using Angular is that there is a vast amount of documentation as well as a strong community support, making the learning and implementation process faster. Developers will spend less time on coding and more on decision-making processes and on building new models for the business to operate.
Angular has many benefits for a startup, but there are hurdles and limitations which may cause difficulties in its implementation and operation overall.
Web applications created using Angular tend to be complex and dynamic. As such, these applications are lacking when it comes to performance. Single page applications built with Angular tend to be large and complex under the hood, making them inconvenient and laggy.
What is most important while considering Angular as a startup company is whether or not it will accomplish the goals you have put down for your web application platform. The number of resources, especially time, is also a significant factor to be considered when making the choice. In general, Angular has more pros than cons to it and may be a good place to start while avoiding progress deadlock in development.