This article was contributed by Modlogix-CEO Vlad Vakser.
AngularJS is outdated right now, that's why more and more developers are looking for Angular migration services, such as Modlogix provides, to open new and updated opportunities for businesses.
What was the original concept?
The concepts of AngularJS seem quite obvious to us today:
- AngularJS is also based on the notion of controller, which is responsible for providing the data and actions with which the user can interact in the views. The purpose of the controller is therefore to initialize the model, to expose it with the functions of the view, via the scope object and to react to the changes which occur in the model.
Note two more very important points: the fact that AngularJS has a dependency management mechanism, which was not a generality, and that it can implement non-blocking asynchronous processes, the client does not have to wait for the server to finish its job, before launching another task.
AngularJS VS Angular: what are the differences?
Today, AngularJS and the TypeScript version, are unavoidable and approximately one in five developers have adopted them, who are sure in this way, to have the most modern paradigms, not only for well-structured and strong websites. traffic, but also for applications that are “webized” everywhere, in a sort of “no man's land” between the old static HTML applications and the rich client sites, often proprietary, as we saw in the 2000s.
Real advantages of Angular framework
It must be understood that AngularJS and Angular are two different products, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages:
- Moreover, Angular, in the opinion of users, is a success, a little complicated to implement, more in any case than an API such as Vue.js, or even than React, the latter continuing to lead the race.
- It has the big advantage of modularity, many functionalities having been deported to modules, with a hierarchy in the “components”, which is altogether simpler than the organization based on AngularJS controllers. This is directly perceptible in the rise of SPA pages, or even in PWAs, these Google “branded” applications, which have the same behavior on a mobile as if they had been developed with a native SDK.
- Another advantage of Angular compared to JS is the choice of the mechanism for updating linked data, between the model and the MVC view, of the “one-way binding” type and not “two-way binding” like c was the case before. Angular has also followed React in this journey.
It should be remembered that the “one-way” mode means that there is only one direction for updating the data, either from the model to the view, or vice versa, but not both. In other words, if a process is performed in the model that updates “bound” data, therefore linked to data in the view (the client interface), it is passed on to the client, but the operation cannot be done both ways. This reduces the risk of confusion.
Some also present the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern, dear to Microsoft, as an additional quality, which is a form derived from the MVC (Model-View-Controller) and MVP (Model-View-Presenter) patterns, which allows for example, developers to work on the same application and with the same data set, without there being any confusion or obstacles to maintenance and testing, which precisely remain an essential aspect of the framework.
All these factors cause the transition of developers from AngularJS to Angular and other frameworks. If you are still working with AngularJS and you are looking for new opportunities in the development of your software, you definitely need the help of Angular migration services company.
About the author
Vlad Vakser is the current CEO at Modlogix. He provides full-cycle software development and/or team staffing for a SaaS company that wants to scale and grow efficiently.