Angular is an open-source platform used for web, mobile web, native mobile, and native desktop development. Angular is best-suited to larger applications as it is distinguished by its excellent scalability. It allows developers to reuse code in modules and components, which assists in creating applications that successfully manage large data requirements. Users can create data models on RxJS, Immutable.js, or other push-models. Angular also offers templates that can be supplemented with the user's components, or Angular's example components, helping users to build features efficiently.
Angular originated as AngularJS in 2009 and was created by Miško Hevery at Brat Tech LLC. AngularJS was later re-written to create Angular, with all versions above 1.x being referred to as Angular. In 2014 Angular (version 2.0) was released to some controversy due to the significant changes imposed.
This is a decrease in rank from previous years in which Angular was voted more popular than React.
Angular has a range of benefits compared to other platforms and libraries. Here is a brief presentation of the main points:
Angular's default setting facilitates testing and supports the user with tools needed for development, including routing for easy data fetching. Further, its accessible documentation in the official Angular library is all that is required for basic application functionality, which leads to higher-quality code and security improvements.
Angular is a highly readable, strongly-typed language that uses static typing. This is beneficial because it allows for the creation of cleaner code, and helps developers to identify errors and bugs more efficiently, which is especially useful when the codebase is large.
Components, modules, and services simplify the development process, especially in substantial applications, as they follow the same general structure and are reusable. This maintains consistency across the application, thus keeping the code clean, increasing readability, and creating a generally more efficient framework. Angular additionally has a CLI tool that allows developers to produce repeatable blocks of code from the command line.
Angular's popularity means that it is a stable, reliable option for companies - it is well maintained and continually evolving through regular updates.
Updating is simplified with Angular as all Angular-related packages update simultaneously.
Angular Material offers a reliable collection of ready-to-use UI components with straightforward APIs that help developers to create features with recurrent patterns of interaction.
Despite React gaining popularity over Angular, it is still used by many industry leaders and for in-demand applications. Here is a selection of the most noteworthy brands that are currently using Angular:
As Agular is maintained by Google, it is no surprise that Google utilizes Angular as part of its stack across many of its websites and applications, these include the Google Store, Google AI, and the Google Ads homepage.
Lego’s website currently ranks fourteenth globally in its category (games) in terms of online traffic, with over twenty million total visits last month. Angular is employed for the creation of its child-friendly, creative, and varied application.
The United Parcel Service leverages Angular as part of its stack to build and maintain complex, innovative, and customer-focused applications that are required to track over four billion parcels annually.
The global media company, Forbes, is currently the three-hundred-and-twenty-sixth most popular website globally. To sustain such a high visitor count, Forbes uses Angular as a part of their stack to maintain a fluid, highly functioning, and stable website.
Microsoft’s gaming platform, Xbox, leverages Angular for its extensive online gaming and store application. Xbox Live is a large-scale application that includes online gameplay and digital downloads.
Angular is an incredibly popular and efficient platform with excellent scalability, primarily due to its use of modules, services, and components.
Its readability and quick debugging, deriving from its use of TypeScript, have made it a top choice anong companies that are developing extensive applications.
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