The new version of AngularJS, i.e. Angular 8, has been out for a while now and in fact, Angular technology will soon be seen in the form of the all-new Angular 9. However, mobile development companies will need to wait longer for Angular 9. In the meantime, it’s advisable for providers of Angular JS development services to explore the great AngularJS tools and useful new features that Angular 8 has to offer. AngularJS is Google’s popular client-side web framework that is always evolving and with each major release, it promises features that focus on performance, stability, and tooling.
The new AngularJS tools that we can see in Angular 8 will help any AngularJS development company with the required features to build better apps. Let’s look at some of the new tools and features that will make AngularJS web development and mobile development simple and exciting.
Easy loading syntax
AngularJS has been provider developers with the lazy loading feature for a long time now, and continues to offer it in version 8. The change this time is that instead of the proprietary syntax that supports lazy loading, Angular now offers a more common dynamic import syntax that has been used widely in client-side web development. The difference is that the new syntax does not rely as much on parsing class names from strings.
Use CLI to create web workers
Angular 8 has made it very easy for an AngularJS development company to use web workers for CPU-intensive tasks in a mobile app. The version 8 CLI has a new schematic for creating and updating the necessary files in a project to add a new web worker, and also offer a basic template for a new web worker, thus taking care of the boilerplate syntax and enabling faster writing of the code that will be run on a background thread.
Angular 8 also comes new APIs that enhance the level of AngularJS development services by enabling the custom creation and deployment of commands using hooks into the familiar ng build, ng test, and ng run commands. Angular 8 also has new APIs that allow the developer to open and work with the workspace defined in the specific angular.json file. Thus cuts down the manual manipulation required to configure your project without errors.
A development guide
Still awaited – Ivy and Bazel
AngularJS developers were excited about Ivy and Bazel, but these promising new features were not launched with Angular 8. Ivy is being marketed as the next-generation compilation and rendering pipeline, and is expected to produce smaller, faster application bundles. An AngularJS development company can however experience Ivy with an opt-in preview of Ivy. With Ivy, it becomes easier for developers to read and understand the code created by the Angular compiler. Ivy also reduces rebuild times, allows faster parsing and supports better template type checking so that developers can identify more errors at build time instead of at runtime. The best part is that Ivy is expected to be compatible with existing Angular apps, so developers can get all benefits without having to change any app itself.
Bazel is an open-source build and will eventually be integrated with the standard Angular toolset to help developers do incremental builds on large projects at a faster pace and make AngularJS web development and mobile development easier.
Support for Web workers
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Now the question is, should you upgrade your to Angular 8, or stick with Angular 7? As a top AngularJS development company, we recommend that you should upgrade especially since there are no large changes required and existing apps can work as-is without any changes. Also remember that if you want to use Ivy, then upgrading to Angular 8 is a must. If your apps will need changes, then it’s better to upgrade now and fix what’s required than have your apps stop working in Angular 9 or 10 when Ivy becomes the default.