If you are undecided on the framework, it should help you pick a side, although I personally think nothing beats actually trying it for yourself and making your own decision.
So keep an open mind. Before you hop on the steadily widening bandwagon with us, know that Angular has its:
The framework does the following elegantly and efficiently:
1. DOM Manipulation and Data binding
It has two way data binding and automated DOM manipulation, so the updation from model to view and back again is leaner and faster and more importantly: no longer your headache.
2. Testing and Maintenance
If you are like me and almost neurotic about debugging, Angular is your best friend. The thorough refactoring and debugging properties make management and maintenance a cake walk. The framework encourages unit and end-to-end testing on every major change you make with tools like Karma and Protractor and the dependency injections make life so much easier than the unpardonable mess of main().
3. Separation of Concerns and cleaner development
Focus at one problem at a time with the beautifully logical MVVW model you’ll be developing in. With clear division of data (model), design (viewmodel), and logic (controller) that binds the two, I’ve found it makes collaboration so much easier and development faster and cleaner.
4. Deep Linking module for bookmarking in SPA
5. The Filters
It’s easy to combine Angular with other awesome tools for truly great results.
The know-how is a bit of sore-spot. And that’s where the fun ends and fumbling begins. Angular JS also has its…
1. Learning Curve
Every single article about AngularJS pros and cons has this one mentioned, and it’s true. But I’ll be honest; this hype about difficulty learning AngularJS is simply hype: the framework looks more intimidating that it is. The framework has a very weird learning curve, as summed up in a post and accompanying graph by Ben Nadel.
It’s not just Nadel. Any Angular aficionado will tell you that this is almost exactly what they felt when taking up the framework. The learning curve is actually weirder than straight-up difficult, and has more ups and downs than the lead character’s life in a melodrama.
Some developers think Angular has insufficient documentation that doesn’t do a good enough job of covering all aspects of this framework. That may be true, but since the community is still experimenting and there is nothing like an official set of ‘rules’, those who rigidly follow the system find it difficult to work with.
It should also be noted that documentation has improved with the contribution of Angular community.
Debugging scopes can be a huge problem in an otherwise amazing framework like Angular. The scopes (evaluating expression like JS does with window) are nested in structure and placed hierarchically, and visualizing them for debugging can be somewhat difficult.
So eventually, this is what the two sides of AngularJS debate has to say:
- Automatic DOM Manipulation and Data Binding
- Better Testing and Maintenance with Dependency injections and debugging tools
- Separation of concerns for better collaboration and development
- Bookmarking Single Page Applications pays due attention inline form validation and bookmarking with AJAX
- RESTful APIs let you hook-in easily with other systems through filters.
- Learning curve
- Scope debugging
Angular is weird and cocky, but it’s also interesting and efficient. Once you manage to learn it, you’ll be wondering how you ever managed to work without this framework.
I speak from experience: my own, with AngularJS.
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