Angular 8: All You Need to Know

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Angular 8: All You Need to Know

The post will showcase the new features and improvements with Angular 8 and how this new release will help development teams to build more robust applications.

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Among the most sought after open-source web app frameworks in the world, Angular is leveraged by countless developers around the globe to develop top quality web applications. An evolution of AngularJS, Angular has continued to create waves in the developer ecosystem since Google first released Angular 2 back in 2016. This popular JavaScript framework has come a long way since then; its latest iteration, Angular 8, was launched with much fanfare earlier this year in May. Also, much like every other Angular iteration, Angular 8 heralds a new era of better resources and tools for developers.

Let's delve into the specifics quickly — Angular 8 is a significant release that encompasses not merely a handful of aspects, but the complete platform instead. This means the update covers the framework as well as Angular Material and CLI with synced paramount editions. Long story short, Angular 8 enhances application startup time on modern web browsers, offers new APIs for leveraging Angular CLI, and just generally better lines up Angular with both an increased number of web standards and the ecosystem in general. All of this together means a lot of different things for the many parties involved in the process, but the biggest ones to benefit are the developers.

How Angular 8 Helps Developers

  • Ivy: Ivy is both the modern Angular compiler and a new rendering pipeline and gives devs the ability to bring about substantially smaller bundles and make incremental compiling simpler. In addition to that, Ivy now also serves as the foundation for any Angular-related innovations in the future.

  • New service worker registration option: In older iterations, the service worker had to hold on until the app was stable enough to register to prevent taking a toll on how quickly the app started. With Angular 8, developers get the option to define precisely when registration must happen.

  • Migration: For developers who use the location service in an AngularJS-based app, Angular 8 comes with a whole lot of additions. Among other things, it features a LocationUpgradeModule that facilitates a unified location service that switches duties to the Angular Location Service from the AngularJS $location service.

  • Differential loading: In Agular 8, the CLI gets differential loading. The point of this feature is to offer two types of bundles; while one of them is underpinned by ECMAScript 5, the second one is based on a newer ECMAScript version. Also, differential loading can be activated by merely fixing an upper as well as a lower limit for supported ECMAScript versions.

The latest iteration of the framework offers significantly more benefits that make Angular app development simpler and even more effective than before. With provisions like Ivy, differential loading, and more by your side, Angular-based apps are now poised to be stronger than ever before! So, sit back and allow Angular 8 to work its magic to give you an app that will take your business to entirely new levels.

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