Brief History of Angular

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Brief History of Angular

This article disuses the brief history of highly popular Angular framework.

This article disuses the brief history of highly popular Angular framework.

Brief History of Angular - History of powerful front-end application development framework

We all know that Angular is one of the leading JavaScript frameworks that evolved over the years to accommodate the development tasks of a multitude of apps across all niches. Developed and maintained by Google Angular has evolved over several years and went through several key updates in all these years. Just a few months before, we had the latest Angular 8.0 update with a lot of value additions and new features.

If you are beginning to learn the Angular framework for your development tasks, you should always begin by knowing the history and subsequent updates through which the framework evolved in all these years. Let us shed some light here on the brief history of the Angular framework.

2010: The year Angular began its journey

Angular was AngularJS back in 2010 when it was released by Google. It was initially just a side project of a key Google developer named Miško Hevery. The original objective of this project was to make web application development easier with some small measures. This side project that he was working on for quite some time ultimately became known as AngularJS. After creating few apps for internal use with this framework it was released as AngularJS.

As with many other Google projects, it was launched as an open-source project and soon the effort from many developers using this new framework continued to make it richer and more useful for web projects of different types. The wheel of success for Angular started rolling.

2015: When AngularJS became Angular

After the release, the framework continued to evolve and become popular for web projects across niches. Eventually, AngularJS started to look a little backdated as new JavaScript frameworks emerged with leaner and sharper performance and feature range.

The core AngularJS team almost reached its optimum limit of adding any new value to the framework. They understood, something groundbreaking was required and so they developed Angular 2.0 which offers a lot of new features and elements along with the original positive attributes of AngularJS. Angular was built from scratch to do away with many constraints and shortcomings of AngularJS.

The state of the things with Angular now

Just coming to 2019, we saw Angular framework came with a number of major releases and the framework now looks more stable and robust. The earlier insecurities and panicked condition just after the release of Angular 2.0 were gone. Fortunately, every subsequent Angular release brought build sizes, stable APIs, and enhanced performance benefits. Angular 2.0 representing a new ground-up reshape of the earlier AngularJS, ultimately proved to be quite efficient and effective for the framework and lots of developers who didn't dumb it for some other alternatives like React or Vue.

Conclusion

The brief history of the Angular framework shows that it always won over its shortcomings and became better over time. When other popular JavaScript frameworks like React needs outside help to meet project requirements, Angular offers more complete and self-sufficient technology and that remains the key to its success,

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