AngularJS Creators Confirm a Developer-Friendly Upgrade Path
While the tech world has been waiting for bated breath for AngularJS 2, there have been concerns about upgrading. It has, however, now been made clear that there will be a clear incremental path for upgrading from 1 to 2. The upgrade will be predictable. Therefore, developers who use AngularJS need not worry about not being able to upgrade easily.
Angular JS, popularly known as Angular, is one of the most well-known open-source web application frameworks in the market. The development is done by Google, Brat Tech LLC and a community that keeps evolving.
So, when is it going to release?
The second version does not have a release date set as yet. It is still in alpha stage.
There are many reasons why developers might be worried about not being able to upgrade. The concern was primarily that their machine will not be able to support the upgrade and they will have to rethink from scratch when working with JS 2. The benefits on offer with JS2 are many. The second version has many exciting features and will solve a lot of complaints that people have with the first version.
What should you expect?
Perhaps the most exciting thing about the second version is that the change detection in Angular 2 will be much better than it is in 1. Angular 1 had some design decision issues, and this was probably one of the most discussed about drawbacks in Angular. The second version seeks to eliminate this problem altogether. Angular 2 will give the developer total and complete control over change detection. Not only this, the developer will also be able to use immutable or observable data as per his wish. This will undoubtedly speed up the app.
Another issue that developers faced with Angular 1 was the unwieldy APIs. They were also confusing. Angular 2 has a structured component tree, which will solve most of the issues. The upcoming Component Router will also be a new feature.
Getting Ready for the Next Release
Angular 2 promises to be much better than Angular 1, and Angular 1 is already loved by developers around the world. Though Angular 2 is not out yet, its features are known and the developer community is eagerly looking forward to use it.
Now that it has been made clear that the upgradation will be predictable, incremental and developer friendly, the wait for Angular 2 has become even more impatient.