Angular 6 is the latest iteration of one of the most popular app and web development work frames available. The new version features a wider range of tools and implements.

When it comes to web development excellence, there aren’t many frameworks that are as comprehensive and widespread as Angular.

Recently, the release of its last version brought many new, exciting features to the table, as well as improving existing amenities, making for an even more flexible website design solution. Keep reading to learn more about the latest Angular features.

 

Angular Elements

Updating previous packages is really easy, and updating your work frame doesn’t require a lot of work, to begin with, due to this particularly useful feature.

Previous releases of Angular didn’t make it really straight-forward for users to add widgets or components to be incorporated in existing web pages. However, Angular 6 has implemented a really neat new feature named “Angular Elements.” This particular package has been designed specifically to give users the ability to come up with new components, to be easily created and published for use in any HTML page, even those that have not been created using Angular.

Angular elements can actually be rendered as native web elements. In addition to that, they come up as trusted HTML elements as well, and they can be added with a simple command: “ng add”

This new set of tools paves the way to a really flexible range of application, making the workflow a lot more sophisticated, yet simple at the same time. This is particularly great news, especially if you want to use your favorite components in other projects that don’t use Angular. There is even a new command, “ng update,” which actually is perfect to update or upgrade packages as quickly as it gets. This could be useful in many situations, such as resurfacing and updating order projects or receiving work from another web developer, created on a different work frame.

 

Service Workers

Service Workers are scripts, which have been brought to Angular back in vision 5. In the new version, these scripts, actually work even better, since there has been some major debugging, not to mention the inclusion of new features, including better configuration of navigation URLs.

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Website Templates

Although Angular offers many flexible features, which allow designers to have complete control over the project, it is also perfect if you are looking for hassle-free readymade website templates to use. Angular has a great choice of templates, which can be easily adapted to most needs and circumstances. This is absolutely perfect for people who need to create quality working websites in a short amount of time, without compromising in terms of user-friendliness and efficiency.

Angular admin templates also make it a lot easier to seamlessly manage a project and harness the power of this remarkably feature-rich platform.

 

i18n

This is undoubtedly one of the most significant changes that users have experienced when it comes to Angular 6. In particular, i18n the new runtime rendering removes the need to actually build one application for every locale, making for a much faster flow. This is truly unavailable for smooth and precise currency conversion, and it is particularly indicated for e-commerce applications that require maximum precision and flexibility. If you are aiming to use your website to appeal to an international pool of customers, you are certainly going to be delighted with this new internationalization feature.

 

A Brand New Rendering Engine

With Angular 6, Google brought in a new sophisticated rendering engine known as “Ivy.”

This is a sophisticated next-gen engine, which really does wonders for the speed, while at the same time, it significantly decreases the size of the application itself. In addition to that, the new engine fully supports backward compatibility, making it useful for existing renders.

 

ngModelChange

Angular 6 has implemented a new way of handling the ngModelChange event. As opposed to emitting the event before an update of the form control, the value is now emitted after updating in the form control.

 

Tree Shaking and Code Optimization

One of the biggest challenges for the Angular team was the need to make the app a lot smaller. In order to achieve that, they brought about a significant change with Angular 6. Instead of using modules referencing services, they switched to services that reference modules instead. This is known as “Tree Shaking,” an optimization feature, which aims to get rid of unused code and prevent confusion and issues.

By optimizing the code and “getting rid” of unused code, users can achieve much faster start-up times, improving the rate of operation and coming up with smaller bundles that are much easier to manage.

 

Bazel Complier

Almost all the most important software at Google is actually build using Bazel Complier. As you might know, source codes might change quite frequently. If you were to rebuild the entire application every single time you need to perform a small edit, you would be faced with a truly massive amount of work. This is how Bazel Complier comes to the rescue. This build system actually allows users to only rebuild the parts that are needed to build, greatly optimizing the workflow and the code, based on the required changes.

 

Conclusions and Final Observations

In conclusion, these are only some of the many new, extensive features of Angular that you can expect from its sixth iteration. This new release is a significant step forward for this range, modernizing the work frame while being very conscious about other formats and backward compatibility.

Ultimately, Angular 6 set out to stay true to the legacy of its predecessor, reminding the world just about why this is the best platform to build applications with the web and create great websites. The new version provides a set of cleverly implemented tools and features, which are particularly useful to solve many modern development challenges.

Whether you work for desktop or mobile, you’ll definitely find that Angular provides a wide range of invaluable tools for all your processing needs.

 

Author Bio

Sunil Joshi is a co-founder of WrapPixel. His design skills cover investigating client requirements, identifying best user practices in emerging market environments, conceptualization and development of web page designs, user interfaces (UI) designs, and other custom built design solutions as per the business domain.

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