History of Angular’s versions
The first version of the framework was launched in 2009 by the name of Angular JS. Then came in Angular 2 which was not just an update but completely new framework which was released with Typescript. Then on various versions of Angular have been released, the latest one being Angular 9 which was released in February, 2020. We are going to talk about the advantages of Angular 8 here which was released in May 2019.
Advantages of Angular 8
Ivy Renderer- As more and more people are using smartphones the need for web applications loading faster is also increasing. Ivy is a renderer that uses incremental DOM to build a rendering pipeline for Angular 8. This helps in making the bundles smaller and the tests and builds faster.
Bazel Support- When an application is being developed and there are a few changes in small part of the code then it does not make sense to rebuild the complete application. Bazel helps in incremental buils, that is, it triggers a build of the code that has changed. Bazel also reduces the concurrent build times after the initial build of an application. This is an opt-in option in Angular 8.
Google & Community Support- Google has Long Term Support (LTS) for Angular 8 which makes it clear that Google has long term plans to scaling and supporting the Angular eco system. There is a large community support for Angular and there are many resources available on the internet to support Angular from a developer’s perspective.
At Excelgens, our development teams have been using Angular in our web development projects for out .NET and PHP applications. We have developed projects right from Angular JS to Angular 8 and we acknowledge the Angular team for making the developer’s job easier with each release. Angular 8 is a very developer friendly solution and has the latest features built in to support web development requirements of the modern times.