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The Best Tools for Angular Development

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The Best Tools for Angular Development

In this post, we look at three categories of tools that can help Angular developer create better looking and function web applications.

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Let me guess, you are probably an Angular developer or a soon to be website owner who is planning to build a website using Angular. Well, here I have an informative post for you which will possibly help you find the right tools for Angular development. Therefore, without any further delay, let me introduce to you the best Angular development tools and services of 2018.

For the ease of the reader, I have divided the list of tools into the different phases of Angular development. So let us go in the chronological order of how and where you would need these Angular development tools.

Coding

While coding in Angular, there are many chances to accidentally insert errors or bugs. In addition, you need a very elite content manager to keep all the code and related data in perfect order. Therefore, the first category of Angular development tools is for coding.

Aptana

Aptana is an open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) based studio where Angular developers can code websites. Currently, the most recent version released is Aptana Studio 3, a seamless environment to build, edit, preview, and debug. It concentrates on JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and other similar web languages.

WebStorm

WebStorm is a powerful Angular development tool for coding. Built by JetBrains as an IDE, WebStorm comes with a pre-installed Dart plugin. A very intriguing feature that WebStorm offers is you can show your code going live without needing to visit or refresh your page. WebStorm is a perfect live editorial manager that is suited for CSS, JavaScript, and HTML. This Angular development tool conveys module packages even before importing the Angular script of your project.

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a proprietary cross-platform source code editor for prose, markup, and code. It has a Python application-programming interface. You get split screen editing support, which helps in editing files side by side or editing two locations in one single file. The customizable code snippet support can be bundled with Angular as well.

Testing and Debugging

After coding is done, the next step is to test and debug the code to find errors and bugs. Some of the most prominent Angular development tools for testing and debugging are mentioned below.

Jasmine

Jasmine is an open source Angular development tool for testing. The USP of Jasmine is that it can run on any JavaScript-enabled platform. Jasmine uses BDD (Behavior-Driven Development) in addition to using it for TDD (Test-Driven Development). There is another testing tool, “Karma” (discussed below), which forms a perfect duo with Jasmine. With these two tools in your Angular development arsenal, testing and debugging becomes an easy task.

Karma

You will receive the fruits of what you sow and you will receive the bugs for what you code. That is Karma, an apt name for a testing tool for Angular development. Karma runs the test in the browser but reports them in the CLI (Command Line Interface) giving constant feedback on every test's status. With Karma, you can conduct various tests like E2E testing, unit testing, midway testing, etc.

Protractor

Protractor is an end-to-end test framework. It is the most rigorous and intense automated testing tool created by the Angular group. It runs tests against applications running in a real browser just like how a user would interact with your app. Protractor automatically syncs your tests to the webpage. Protractor is compatible with Mocha, Node.js, Jasmine, and Selenium.

Modules

A module is a set of different parts of an application, like directives, factories, filters, controllers, services, etc. 

ng-Table

The ng-Table directive is used to enhance HTML tables by supporting, sorting, and filtering. It provides variable row heights and great pagination. There are many new features and styles included in its database to improve the standards of Angular development.

AngularUI

AngularUI combines Angular with parts of UI sections. AngularUI allows for faster app assembling. It utilizes various directives like UI-calendar, UI-router, UI-Bootstrap, UI-map, UI-notification, etc. Amongst all directives, the most useful in AngularUI is probably UI-Bootstrap, which can locally make a bootstrap template for other platforms like Twitter, right from Angular itself. 

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