We all know what users find important, regardless of whether we are dealing with a desktop or a mobile Web service: it must be fast, secure, and capable of functioning 24/7. Besides, in order to meet user expectations, it should be interactive, responsive, have a plain design, and it should not consume much computational power – the list is really extensive.
Making users’ work comfortable is even more crucial when you are designing a website that will show all the benefits of your offer in one glance or help customers make their orders. Whether you are planning a landing page or a custom constructor (for example, one for prints on T-shirts or one for pizza toppings), you will have to deal with dynamic content such as various forms, pop-ups, animated pictures, and so on. The best solution here is to avoid reloading the whole page every time users make changes, but just to refresh the parts of the Web page that need to be refreshed. This means creating a single-page Web application. According to this approach, the vast majority of calculations are done on users’ computers, while the back-end processes requests from users asynchronously when necessary.
Faster, Higher, Stronger
To make the whole application work, we need code that will handle user data while adhering to the given logic. We have two main options: we can either do custom coding or use a framework as the basis for the application code.
However, the approach with a framework is more reliable. This is why:
- Code simplifying as framework hides most of the complicated programming language structures and provides a simple interface to be used in the application.
- There is less coding in the app, as the framework contains a lot of necessary functionality, which means less development time.
- As a result of the previous two points, the app will have a more readable code structure.
- Dependency injection improves the modular structure of the application and helps avoid errors.
- Third-party extensions make it possible to find almost every function you need in the application.
- The framework’s functionality can be extended by the user’s custom code, which will naturally enable the use of custom functions in the application.
First among equals
Certainly, there are hundreds of front-end frameworks. However, AngularJS is one of the most powerful. So, how does AngularJS save time, money and nerves?
This is what we love about AngularJS Service:
- It helps us avoid monkey coding or unnecessary tuning.
- The framework offers functionality which complies with MVC (Model-View-Controller) patterns; it also makes two-way data binding possible. This means you can effortlessly update the view whenever data changes. These things save lines of hard coding and handle requests more accurately.
- Directives, which are unique and available only in AngularJS, help extend native HTML and create reusable components. Layout designers can also make changes or add new functionalities.
- Code requires less maintenance.
- Testing is a necessary step which is easy to execute (due to dependency injection and separation via MVC approach).
- Quick learning curve: mastering AngularJS takes less time than you think.
- Support by Google and a huge community means that the framework receives regular updates. Developers also have the opportunity to ask for and receive advice.
- The framework is distributed under a license by MIT, so it is free to use for commercial projects.
One out of many
Even though there are various frameworks and development approaches, the future of AngularJS looks bright because it helps create complex front-end services within limited timelines and budgets.
This framework is an effective tool for all cases that need calculation in the browser and custom logic where one option excludes another. AngularJS is used for various forms, including car insurance calculators, product configurators, and questionnaires.