Latest Trends to follow in Angular Development

Latest Trends to follow in Angular Development

Being one of the most discussed terms, especially in the front-end development realm, Angular seems to have gained an insane amount of popularity and doesn’t seem to fade away anytime soon.

As the title suggests, here you will come across some of the latest trends happening in the Angular development realm to take into consideration.

But before that, we need to understand what was the scenario when Angular was introduced and how it started spreading its roots and gaining popularity in the market.

Angular was introduced in the year 2010 and back then it was known as AngularJS, unlike now just Angular.

Misko Hevery and Adam Abrons were the masterminds behind the creation of such a wonderful Javascript-based framework. Angular.js is a leading Javascript framework developed by Google.

It is mainly used to develop high-end, dynamic-looking single-page applications—apps where everything can be downloaded seamlessly in a pretty single go.

Single-page apps are way different from multiple-page applications. You see here developers no longer find the need to request a web page from the server.

And this is true for every hit. So the web pages can be loaded seamlessly. This particular approach ensures better UX and feel. Some of the most popular examples of SPAs include Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, GitHub and the list goes on.

Now Angular.js now known as Angular is one of the leading open-source Javascript-based software engineering platforms that is highly preferred for developing amazing user interfaces.

There was a time when developers had no other choice than to use pure Javascript to develop complex and complicated web pages, which eventually turned out to be pretty time-consuming.

And that’s the reason why Angular came into existence to simplify and quicken the development process. Some of the core features of Angular were:

Two-way data binding

The leading Javascript framework has the potential to seamlessly synchronize the model and view with the assistance of a two-way data binding technique.

So if there is any change done in the model, the view changes too. As a result, ample of time and effort can be saved.

Also, it may quite interest you to know that here developers are no longer required to provide additional code for continual View and Model synchronization.

MVC architecture

The next amazing aspect of the Angular framework is that it comprises of the MVC architecture. The framework successfully has the potential to divide your web app into three aspects; one is model (data), view (the UI layer), and Controller (Business Logic).

All three aspects can be well taken care of in a parallel manner and tested separately. Moreover, the code becomes easier to understand, maintain as well as extend.

Dependency Injection (DI)

Another interesting feature that Angularjs comes in handy with is Dependency injection. The built-in mechanism ensures to pass dependencies or a specific set of rules defining how different pieces of code can interact with each other and behave under certain conditions.

So basically the entire thing of creating them inside the components automatically vanishes. So in other words, it is possible for developers to configure dependencies. Yes and all this is possible without the need to alter or make relevant changes to the app module.

Moreover, they can seamlessly reuse them across multiple modules. So not just development but choosing frameworks such as Angular can simplify testing and aid the most in the maintenance of the app.

The list is extremely long and since the blog focuses on the latest trends in the Angular development realm I won’t get into that.

Over the years, Angular did have certain issues such as huge bundle size, performance issues, SEO problems, and code maintenance issues but with time passing by and technology advancing, Angular has become one of the strong contenders as it is now.

The golden era of Angular doesn’t seem to fade away and for that, I would like to focus on certain latest trends to take into account, especially in the Angular development realm.

Now we all know that frameworks and technologies keep on growing at a significant rate every now and then. The core aspects of benefits that make Angular a more preferable choice include:

  • It uses HTML
  • Efficient Two-way binding
  • Model View Control architecture
  • Less code framework
  • Typescript

Without wasting any more time let’s jump on the top Angular development trends to focus on.

Latest Trends to Focus in the Angular Development Realm

Staying ahead is no longer an option, it’s a pure necessity and not just businesses but also developers are looking for ways to make the most of the cutting-edge Javascript framework and come up with a dynamic and interactive web application.

Here I will show you how many endless possibilities can be unlocked using the Angular framework.

#1. Integrating Artificial Intelligence

The first and foremost trend is integrating one of the famous disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Not just the software development industry, but artificial intelligence or AI has been playing a pretty significant role in several mainstream industries.

Speaking about the Angular front-end development realm, more or should I say more relevant integration can be expected in the year 2023 and a few years down the line.

With the help of AI, personalized recommendations can be offered, layouts can be well-optimized, and all the repetitive tasks can be well-automated in no time.

To make the most of artificial intelligence technology, developers require to use machine learning algorithms for developing applications which are intelligent as well as tend to adapt right in accordance to predefined user needs.

Apart from this, when working with Angular most of the time natural language processing is used for developing chatbots.

So what happens is chatbots can understand as well as respond to different users’ queries, especially in natural language.

In addition, AI and Angular in combination are pretty much used in developing eCommerce websites and can offer personalized recommendations to the users depending on their previous purchases and browsing history.

#2. Using Angular Coding Styles

Another interesting trend or best practice to take into account when working with the Angular framework is to use Angular coding styles.

Can you tell me what makes a framework efficient? It’s the coding, yes when the code quality is better and when the code health is great, nothing can stop your application from being efficient and highly popular.

So as an Angular developer what you need to do is try matching Angular coding standards and stay adhered to certain pre-defined Angular coding styles.

Do not get overwhelmed or fed up with facing unwanted difficulties, instead look around for potential solutions.

Further below I would like to mention some basic yet important coding rules that have worked wonders for Angular development projects:

  • The code should not exceed 400 lines limit per file
  • And for each function, the code must not exceed 75 lines
  • Variables with constant value should be declared const
  • The name of the properties and methods should be in lower camelcase
  • Leaving empty lines between imports and modules

#3. Standalone Component

Another interesting trend that must be taken into account in the Angular development realm is the Standalone component. We all know that almost all angular applications are built using reusable components.

So, in other words, these standalone components can be seamlessly used in the development of multiple applications.

All the components are pretty easy to install, and configure and comparatively take less amount of time and effort.

Moreover, Angular developers definitely can invest that extra time in the development of unique, robust and alluring applications, so again in other words, there is a pretty legroom for improvement even if they are using a common set of tools and technologies.

One of the best examples of a standalone component is the Angular material UI component library. This one offers pre-built components such as buttons, cards, and icons which can be integrated seamlessly with any and every angular-based application.

Apart from this we also have the ngx-translate library that offers internationalization support for developing high-end angular applications.

#4. Low-Code/NoCode Development

The next Angular development trend to take into account is the low-code and the no-code development trend. I am pretty sure you must have at least heard about the concept if not being well-acquainted with it.

Well, you see here Angular developers are able to develop applications without the need for knowing extensive coding.

AppGyver Composer Pro is one of the renowned examples of a low-code key development tool that features a drag and drop development tool for creating applications without coding.

Yes, apart from this you can even think of as a no-code development tool which can be successfully used in the development of Angular applications again without the need to write any code.

#5. Single Page Applications and Progressive Web Apps

We all know how single-page applications, progressive web apps and enterprise applications are pretty much in vogue. Each one of these is of a kind, no two ways about it.

And there is no denying the fact that in the upcoming years, most of the successful angular applications are SPAs, progressive web apps, and enterprise-based applications.

Wondering why because SPAs can ensure enhanced user experience by reducing page load times and ensuring to create applications that are way more responsive.

With progressive web apps, you can end up offering native app-like experiences featuring offline access, and push notifications.

And speaking about enterprise-based applications, they are mainly used to streamline businesses, automate workflows and enhance productivity.

Final Words

Well, this is not it! I can simply go on and on when it comes to the latest Angular development trends but for now, these aforementioned ones are top-rated and some of the most popular development trends to take into account.

I hope the post did meet your initial expectations. In case you have any doubts or queries, feel free to mention them in the comment section below.

About the Author!

Shubham Shah is an experienced Angular developer working at eTatvasoft. He has expertise in various Angular based UI libraries. He likes to write technical articles as a guest writer. You can find his bylines in many famous blogs.