With Javascript being one of, if not, the most extensive language for front-end development, the need to continually refine it and make it better is ongoing. It’s entirely possible to build any client-facing side of a program using just Javascript, but it becomes prone to errors with even the smallest mistake. That’s where frameworks like AngularJS come in.

What is AngularJS?

Whenever an application, website, program, or anything else is coded, there are countless strings that you repeat over and over to make a system work or display correctly. As a result, the back end of any of these can be incredibly long and hard to source what you need when an issue arises. AngularJS takes that long script and parses it significantly by utilizing a framework and a library.

The word “template” may be a little taboo at times, depending on whom you’re talking to, but having a template for your javascript language not only shortens the display side of your code, but it has other benefits as well:

  • Increased protection from errors
  • Faster troubleshooting
  • Faster development time
  • Easier modification

As stated before, when building in pure javascript, any one piece of incorrect code can break the entire system. When the language utilizes a series of predetermined elements, there are fewer needs to customize and therefore fewer opportunities for there to be typos.

Let’s assume that you do still manage to have an error within the AngularJS framework. There is still something broken, and a fix is needed. In cases like this, having a significantly shorter back end code allows you to isolate the problem more quickly and get the program or design back up and running.

Faster development time

Hand-in-hand with the faster troubleshooting comes faster development time. When there are fewer lines to create, there’s bound to be a quicker turnaround time on any project. In this way, you’re not only saving money on development time, but you’re developing something with a faster-to-market timeframe.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the streamlined and templated system allows for an easier time in making quick adjustments. No front-end project is ever truly finished; designs change, customer feedback mandates changes or any other reason. Because of this, you’ll want to have something that is quick to alter, and not have to start from the ground up or spend hours sifting through the code to find.

AngularJS is still a relatively new framework, and yet it is the backbone to some of the largest client-facing applications today (Google, NBC, and Sprint, to name a few). The reliance on and the adoption of AngularJS is no surprise given the practical application that it has. By utilizing this framework, you’re ensuring that your systems are top-of-the-line and future proofed for a significant amount of time. The benefits alone are worth considering a developer proficient in AngularJS, and at Ecodelogic we have just that.