Google’s front-end development tools are not showing signs of losing steam anytime soon as Angular has now been with us for almost a decade.
In terms of trying to create a single page application and the various iterations of this platform have only improved its usefulness as this platform is one of the well-regarded for developers.
You are missing out on several great features if you are still using AngularJS.
About the advantages that the later versions of Angular brings and how you can make the process of upgrading from AngularJS a simple and flawless experience is what you will get to know here.
In regards to migration, there are a few concerns among the community. However, the benefits far outweigh the challenges, is what we can assure you of! To check out why just scroll down!
Why are people hesitant to migrate?
There are three main reasons why companies are currently avoiding migration, according to the Google Developer Advocate for Angular:
#Fear of the unknown
Companies do not know what kind of challenges they will run into as they have not done the migration before. Companies attempt to address the old pains and new needs at the same time as upgrading a codebase oftentimes, and these add-on features can place a major project like this at great risk.
#Fear of your existing code
Several companies have not had as strict policies about the code control as they might like as they have larger codebases written in AngularJS. The best practices and the standardized architecture are not followed by several companies. They understand that they might have to fix the issues that already exist in their code as a part of the migration process.
#Fear of change
Within a company, each technology within a company can build up its own momentum of shared understanding, tooling, and a happy path that is mainly worn and distributed socially. Some of the best practices and shared understandings have to be rebuilt with the changing technologies. By leveraging the same core principles and philosophies as Angular JS, Angular has attempted to mitigate this.
We are going to explain why you should be upgrading in this post.
To mitigate to Angular, we will also share some of the best ways.
Why should you migrate to Angular?
#1 To Perform like never before
Since Angular is 5 times faster than Angular JS, is the main benefit here is its boost in performance. You can start server-rendering your application and also look for a good run-time performance.
It was noted that several developers reduced their final bundle size after migrating to the latest version during the release candidate period. The Angular team made some transformations in the AOT that resulted in the applications compiled before being sent to the browser by the angular compiler in order to accomplish this. It is easier for the browser to download the code and execute it much faster as a result and due to the reduced time for compilation.
#2 Get benefits from new features
With a simple command on your terminal, Angular CLI offers you the ability to create everything you need on your Angular app. Along the basic boilerplate and files to start working on your components, including the template, styles, typescript file, and test, something as simple as ng generate components, users will create a complete component.
You can create modules, services, pipes, even a new Angular project that will prevent you from the tedious work of creating every basic configuration along with the components. In case you need to, you can also create your own custom schematics.
Using Angular 2+, there are other features that you can take advantage of. The new versions of Typescript will offer the outputs on the template, dependency injection, and content projection, along with the new features.
#3 Go Mobile with Angular
The mobile-driven approach is the other addition here. The latest versions were designed to create the native mobile apps with the use of strategies from other mobile-oriented frameworks, including the Nativescript, Ionic Framework, or React Native, unlike version 1.x. The mobile application will be made smoother than it could have been if it had been developed by AngularJS with the improvement in the performance of the framework.
#4 Execute better with components and modules
Compared to the 1.x versions, the general structure of the Angular application makes it easier to understand. Called the components, this new approach makes the developers focus on building classes replacing the “Views” and “Controllers,” defining the Directives from the versions earlier.
According to what each one should do in making it easier for you to understand where something is located and also where a new component should be as allowed by the modules that separate your code in different units.
Each of them will only import the libraries and components that are required for this unit to work as you can create a module for login, another for a user setting, the other one for shared components that you will use throughout the entire app. It will create the smaller chunks of code so that when you are navigating to a specific route, only this chunk will be loaded by the browser making the loading times faster by only showing what the users need at the exact moment using the lazy loading.
#5 Migrate smoothly
The fact that both the frameworks can live in the same application is the other central benefit included here. The developers can therefore upgrade them gradually. To continue working after migrating, it allows the third-party libraries used in AngularJS.
The time to upgrade is now for the time being.
As a result of them working more smoothly and faster, these benefits will keep your users thrilled with your apps. It will also inspire developers to become more motivated and skilled when they are up-to-date with the latest technology trends.
Author Bio: JigneshVaghasiya is the CEO at Universal Stream Solution. Universal Stream Solution is a mobile app development company in Atlanta(http://www.universalstreamsolution.com/). That helps startups to enterprise companies in mobile & web technology.