AngularJS 2.0 has recently been released in the Beta phase and can be downloaded from its official website to allow users get a feel of the added functionalities. Let’s have a look at what all is new in AngularJS 2.0:
Good support for mobile development: AngularJS 2.0 provides multiple features for mobile development to make it a ‘mobile first’ platform. The developers thought that maximizing the performance for the mobile by tackling loading times, performance and other issues, the desktop will become simple to tackle. Since, a lot of other platforms are now targeting mobile, AngularJS 2.0 will be remembered along with other platforms that attract a further audience for the same reason.
Loosely paired modules: AngularJS 2.0 has multiple modules detached from its core. This is done to make sure that web developers get maximum performance as the lesser boilerplate code and modules an application requires to load, the better is the performance on web servers. The developers have also begun supporting added modules like rectangular and UI router which can be considered as options for some core angular modules. The modules are now smaller and this results in improved performance, particularly when you do not need a lot of functionalities in your applications. In the previous version, AngularJS developers had to utilize other modules that were attached to the core module.
Focus on simplicity: Owing to the loosely coupled modules, dynamic loading, better template management and ambiguity reduction, the entire design of the AngularJS 2.0 architecture is quite simple now. The aim of AngularJS 2.0 is to simplify the phase of application development. It hides the angular fame in a better manner through the help of ES6 annotations. The importance on simplicity will attract new users of AngularJS 2.0 who have previously utilized the older versions of AngularJS which offered a lot of complexity and a great learning curve.
Integration of fresh features:
Evergreen browsers support: To ensure that the users get utmost potential of AngularJS 2.0, it will support evergreen browsers. This reduces the requirement of browser compatibility workarounds that required huge time. This has further resulted in great effect on the front end web development as it implies that when users are targeting evergreen browsers, then they’ll be certain that their code which runs on their browser will also run in the customer’s browser.
Dynamic Loading: Whenever you add any new controllers or directives in AngularJS 2.0, you don’t have to compile template again as the process occurs asynchronously. You also provide Component Definition while compiling the template. Since the code is based on ES6 module spec, the module loader can load dependencies by just referencing them in component definition. This feature will simplify coding as web developers won’t have to rely on manual compilation of template when they make any change.
Improved Dependency Injection (DI): DI allows you to add or inject dependencies in multiple components across the applications without needing any information on what dependencies they require themselves and how the dependencies are created. The benefit of DI is that the dependencies are not required to be instantiated while creating them and hence you can avoid tightly coupled components by injecting dependencies when required. AngularJS 2.0 also features the new instance scope control which greatly affects the coding style.
Simpler routing: AngularJS 2.0 utilizes component based routing which implies components can be used without considering the routes. The following features are included in it:
Above are some of the new features of AngularJS 2.0. The fame of AngularJS development is steady in the web development world. The more the developers delve into it, the more they get to know about its mysteries.