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It was since 2012 that JavaScript MVC frameworks & libraries grew spectacularly, with numerous frameworks launching ever so often and drawing well-deserved attention to their features. Many amongst them stayed in the spotlight along with their way, but some of the framework that truly shone-out was Backbone.js, Ember.js, AngularJS, etc. Of those, it was AngularJS that many considered as their personal favorite. Why AngularJS? It was mainly because of its

AngularJS MVC Framework

AngularJS was created by Google, with the concept of providing an MVC framework that helped developers build web applications well-laid architecture and easy maintenance capabilities. The following are a list of features and capabilities of the Angular.

  • How MVC works in AngularJS:

One of the primary features separating AngularJS from other similar frameworks is how it implements the MVC. It is common for frameworks to prod you explicitly to write codes binding the different MVC components of your apps, but, that’s not how it is done with AngularJS. It simply stops at stipulating you to segment your apps into different MVC components and then when done it takes over, handling everything thereafter (from managing the components to serving as a pipeline connecting them all); developers wouldn’t be tempted anymore to completely break the aesthetics of their codes, just to make up for easier fitting of the components – pretty convenient, to say the least.

  • An User Interface for the Users:

Angular seems to be all about ease of use and functionality, bundled together. What it uses for defining the UI of apps can be considered as the most directive of languages – the HTML. While most frameworks endeavor to stick-to JavaScript, Angular choice of HTML gives it more flexibility, thus, encouraging developers to frolic different ideas, ultimately satisfying the users better.

In AngularJS, the HTML automatically chooses and distributes different attributes in order to control the execution elements of an app, individually and effectively. This greatly simplifies the app development process as the developers can now stop bothering about the factors, which establish how a certain element is loaded, and simply continue concentrating on the “what” factors (i.e. the fun factors) of developing.

  • Data Models that go POJO:

The data models of Angular are what can be said as POJO (Plain Old JavaScript Objects). The key factor to this functionality is that it doesn’t require any getter or setter drives to get instigated. This gives developers the freedom to change or add properties directly within, without having to bother about the arrays or objects; the code thus looks cleaner and more importantly very natural.

Usually, it is the data models that act as the gatekeepers for the data, which manages the server synchronization and data persistence. However, in Angular they just act as a temporary storage area from picking up and dropping in data. This is called as Scopes, where the objects are auto bound allowing for automatic updations.

  • Angular Filters with Multiple Angles:

The filters offered by AngularJS are a standalone functionality that works separately from that of the apps itself. They are involved with the transformation of data alone and give complete flexibility to the view filtration, to a point where an HTML table with full sortability can be attained.

  • Services that Share the Pressure:

Services are introduced by Angular for providing the outward API that exposes the properties that need exposing. They are mainly here because controllers do not offer this functionality as in other frameworks. Services make synchronization with the server and maintain an offline storage of its database where it puts & pulls data by exposing the desired methods. Also, this feature can be used for creating a sharing service with multiple controllers that allows sharing of the same list of resources.

Due to the use of services, the controllers are able to be lean and perform its functions of viewing and scoping without being bogged down by another complex lifting.

  • Communication that’s Context-Aware:

Decoupled communications are common amongst PubSub, but, most aren’t context aware, which can be a drawback when such needs arise where the messages are not accessible to unrelated MVC components; occasions such as when a node needs to be readable only to a certain ancestor and not to the other children.

The PubSub system in AngularJS is exactly that, it separates the messaging system into the broadcast() & emit(), where broadcast() sends to the children and emit() sends to the ancestor.

These 6 functionalities of AngularJS make it a very flexible and convenient framework to work with. And we at K2B Solutions are most adept at working with AngularJS Framework.