Angular has turned out to be one of the most widely used web development frameworks.
The MVVM pattern (model view view-model) has helped Angular in becoming quite popular with the developer community. While most frameworks available today are simply a package of tools, Angular takes this experience to the next level, where each tool is designed to work with every other tool in an interconnected way.
Here are 5 reasons why you should use Angular:
#1. MVC model
Most JS frameworks implement the Model-View-Controller or MVC by splitting the app into various MVC components. This requires you to write code to string them up together. This framework manages your components for you and servers as a pipeline, connecting them together.
#2. HTML user interface
#3. Interconnection with directives
Angular uses directives to bring additional functions to HTML. You don’t have to manipulate the DOM rich elements in HTML. All that the app has to do is assign attributes to elements to get any functionality out of the box. Directives are designed to be used as standalone reusable elements.
#4. Write less code
You don’t have to write your own MVC. HTML defines the view, which is more concise. Data models are simpler to write without using getters or setters. Data binding means you don have to put data into the view manually. You can leverage filters to manipulate data on the view level, without changing controllers. All this ends up helping you write less amount of code.
#5. Unit testing
Angular is linked together by Dependency Injection (DI). It is used to manage your controllers and scopes. Since controllers depend on DI to pass information, Angular’s unit tests are capable of usurping DI to perform unit testing. DI can inject mock data into controller and measure the output and behavior. The unit testing readiness beats the traditional way of testing web apps by creating test pages.