Although AngularJS is a beneficial tool for the development of web apps, there are some instances that should be addressed. These include: backend communication, routing/deep-linking, modularization, and, of course, view/controller structure.
Additionally, AngularJS boasts a community that’s large, knowledgable and helpful – especially when it comes to helping developers decide the best ways to construct and design their applications. This is beneficial in both present and future maintenance.
Who should and shouldn’t use AngularJS
AngularJS works best to produce medium to large web applications, including those that are contrasted with a more traditional marketing-focused web page and have significant data entry and display.
While AngularJS is typically a very good fit for the majority of web applications, there are instances where it can be overkill:
- AngularJS can be considered “opinionated,” meaning there is often a set Angular way in which certain projects can be built.
- AngularJS is a robust program and simpler websites may not need this much power. For such websites, we typically recommend choosing a more lightweight framework like Backbone.js.
- Data intensive projects, or projects that require Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation are not well suited for AngularJS.
When developing web applications, it’s beneficial to have the best tools at your disposal to achieve the best outcome. Let the experts at Innovative Architects guide you on your way.