Before we get into the benefits of open-source software, it is important to understand what it is. Open-source code is software for coders and industry experts who buy it under a license in order to observe, modify, change, and share it with others.

But why do these coders need it? Open source tools do extremely specific job tasks, but their main goal is to help coders develop their own software with the help of the open-source software.

As opposed to closed source software, open-source codes are usually free of cost but coders can modify and sell it.

Angular is one of the most popular platforms that offers open-source frameworks to coders. It’s fairly new, but since it is led by Google, it is a highly trusted application. Back when it was launched in 2015, coders varied in adapting to it until the brand held the Angular Connect 2015 which resulted in a great response and an increasingly large user-base.

Angular vs. WordPress

A significant chunk of websites run on WordPress, including some of the biggest media production houses like the New Yorker and BBC. However, Angular still remains of crucial importance to most software developers because it cannot be compared with WordPress blogs.

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The reason why this comparison cannot be made is that WordPress runs on PHP and acts as a content management tool which is great for websites that don’t require customization. WordPress is also versatile when it comes to hosting it, you can use any cheap shared hosting, like Bluehost for instance.

On the other hand, Angular is a front-end application and it doesn’t matter which programming code it uses on the back end because the open-source code can be manipulated by coders to their own liking, making Angular much more superior to WordPress.

At the end of the day, the best option depends on your website needs. WordPress will perform basic functions of eCommerce sites and deliver content swiftly. Thus, it is an appropriate application for blogs and you can host it pretty much anywhere. However, for those of you who require a more advanced and customized option, Angular is your go-to.

Benefits of Angular

1.   The code itself

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As you may already know, Angular has a javascript framework which is great for you if you want to build a SPA (Single Page Application).

One of the biggest benefits of the framework is its ‘component-based software’. As a software developer, you can tweak every little feature to your liking. Moreover, it supports the superset of Javascript i.e. TypeScript which offers great tools, cleaner code and a good amount of scalability which comes in handy when making modifications.

Moreover, Angular’s framework is widely supported by editing and other apps. All of this adds to easy customization for a coder.

2.   Testing Capabilities

Apart from its code, testing is extremely easy on Angular which is a godsend for software developers. There’s no hassle because testing is built into the platform and is compatible with other frameworks like Karma. The testing feature is well-integrated which coders can not only use but also modify when building their own software.

3.   Consistency and ease of use

My personal favorite thing about Angular is the code’s consistency. It has great reusability which cuts down a major chunk of your work when creating new software. Apart from that, due to its integration and customization features, Angular’s code is really easy to maintain. Last but not least, the code is very easy to understand even for new users. Like iOS, it is very user friendly so even if you’re new at this, you’ll be able to get the hang of it in no time.

Moving on to the ease of use, Angular is a very responsive application. This is because its User Interface is well bound with the business side, so for example, every time that you tweak your model, it will update it automatically. This makes it very convenient for software developers that work with larger companies that have changing trends and needs.

4.   Compatibility

Since Angular was built primarily as a mobile application, it is compatible with all the major mobile software including Android, iOS, and others. Plus, you can use Angular Universal to render applications on your own server rather than on your client’s browser.

How does this work? You can run it in the docker by cloning the project, reviewing the package, preparing the docker file, building, and uploading the image to test it. These steps will allow you to view it from any server through Docker host.

Its reusable code allows you to create software that is compatible with virtually every system, be it desktop or mobile.

5.   Performance

Because of its integration with Google, Angular offers some of the highest speeds and performance in the industry. This is due to the Side Server Rendering (SSD) and skilled employees at Google. Plus, Angular has a Familiar MVC (Model View Controller) structure which software developers are used to so they can easily navigate their way to build and imitate software.

Angular uses http for communications and JSON strings for responses. It allows you to create a service while having complete control over URL routing and data processing. Along with this, the creative aspects remain separate which brings about great convenience when building the software.

6.   Support

As I already mentioned, Angular is backed by Google. This means that it comes equipped with Google support which is a big help to software developers and a major reason why they choose Angular over other apps.

Once this led to a large user-base, an Angular community developed which consisted of software engineers working in various industries. This community provided new users with training, tools, Q&As, and other resource materials; thus, making Angular a platform that had the solution to every problem.

Conclusion

We have seen many versions of Angular since its debut, from AngularJS which is now obsolete, to Angular 2, Angular 3, and so on. The bottom line is, it is currently the leading open-source framework in the industry due to the multiple benefits that it offers, making it a good option for software developers to use.