AngularJS Is Here, Is It Ready For The Enterprise?


AngularJS is the most popular word in the Web Application development nowadays. But itssustainment cannot be guaranteed. AngularJS has tremendous factors going for it. It was originally developed by and is maintained by Google.

Popularity Cutting Edges

The Web application world has witnessed several leaders come and go. The greatest example is Sproutcore which was the top framework since years but then taken over by BackboneJS which ultimately gave a way to EmberJS. But nothing compares to AngularJS.

It was developed on 2009 by the engineers Adam Abrons and Misco Hevery, and was open sourced not much after. Misco continued to research and develop this further after he joined Google and by the end of 2012 AngularJS had already diverged from the pack.

The only framework that has the potential to overtake AngularJS is ReactJS, a framework developed at Facebook.

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Popularity but at a Cost

This is exactly what developers said about AngularJS when it was released. It’s more likely to “last a month” with the rapid popularity and sudden hype then completely vanishing.

One reasons to believe that it will not sustain is that it breaks backward compatibility. For instance, it regularly breaks backward compatibility, thus forcing the developers to relearn AngularJS development which is not very attractive.

EmberJS along with Facebook’s ReactJS and others, focus on maximum backward compatibility thus making these frameworks more enterprise-friendly.

Nevertheless AngularJS is still dominant. Despite all the issues, it still thrives.

A different kind of Enterprise Computing

CTO of Monsoon, a mobile and web development enterprise, Mr. Michi Kono, said that AngularJS is ready for a different kind of computing.

While he also said that he is distraught over the news of its backward incompatibility, he added that “decisions made quite a sense on technical level, but they were terrible at representing it.

The ease and urge of getting started attracts more developers into learning JS and its usage better complies with other various technologies that developers might use alongside. These are the main important reasons that affects large companies which require to hire and develop at a large scale, and will most probably continue to do so for the near future.

Besides, making it viable for large organizations to extract a huge population of AngularJS developers, itis quite useful in a wide array of cases for instance, a single button can be added within a website through whatever other framework you are using alongside.

Is it the Right Choice?

All of these enthralling factors which insists you to just give it a try, despite the size of your enterprise. But the main question arises, is it right for you?

Van Lindberg Jokes, vice president at Rackspace said that “JavaScript Framework” and “Staying in power” both existing in same sentence is more of an error. He might be right, he has a point here.

But then there’s a huge difference between the hype created and the actual adoption, and AngularJS tends to have both

AngularJS definitely attracts a lot of users.

Brian Leroux, web developer at Adobe says that the strategy is to “optimize your architecture for change or get locked into big rewrites without forward progress.”

In other words, the modern advancing enterprise requires to be able to clasp the rapidly changing web, which in turn also bids the need to acquire the fast changes in the framework itself like AngularJS which makes the web application development a lot more simple and powerful.