Angular is one of the most popular frontend framework for frontend development. It was developed by Google and it’s the successor of AngularJS , the first version of the framework which was discontinued in January 2022.
In this article we will go over the most important benefits of using Angular, both from a technical perspective and also from a business point of view, so by the end of this article you will be able to decide if Angular is the right choice for your frontend development project.
From a business perspective, this means that you could leverage backend developers to work on the frontend side with a quicker and easier turnaround. That is the reason Angular is a preferred choice for projects with a backend in .NET or Java.
For building PWAs, the Angular framework offer out-of-the-box support for Service Workers which is one of the most important steps for turning an application into a PWA.
For building mobile applications, there are two options. One is the Angular + Ionic framework which is used along with Cordova or Capacitor plugins to access native device functionality. The other option is Angular + NativeScript, which offers direct support to the platform APIs.
Angular enforces an opinionated structure for development in order to make sure that your application will be scalable, compared to its competitors where it gives you more freedom, and leaves the decision to developers which often time results in more work and possibly scalability problems.
Angular is developed and maintained by Google since 2010, one of the largest companies in the eco-system.
Angular is built with Typescript which makes it easier for the developer to maintain a large codebase and offers tools to speed up the development.
The two-way data binding synchronizes the data between the model and the view, so each time values are changed either in the model or in the view the other part is synchronized as well, without the need of writing additional code.
This also makes it easier to test components and services as you can inject instances that can isolate dependencies.
As you can see from the above points, Angular has a lot of advantages both business and technical, and you can use it for building multiple solutions such as Single Page Applications, Progressive Web Apps, enterprise applications, as well as cross-platform mobile applications.
Either solution you plan to develop, with Angular you can expect: