Seamless upgrade to Angular 5
Posted: Aug 26, 2018
Team at Google released the new version of angular that is Angular 5.0.0, pentagonal-donut. The main three insights that came up from using angular 5 is that it is faster, smaller, and easier to use. To implement these updates it is required to make few changes in an existing website however migrating to angular 5 would be impactful in terms of performance, features and enhancements.Changes that would be encountered during the migration:
- Migration from Angular2, 3, 4 to 5 – Angular 5 shouldn’t be misinterpreted to be an entirely new framework. It is just Angular 4 with a few additional features and bug fixes from the previous versions in order to enhance the performance.
In case if you have an existing application running on angular 2,3 or 4 then upgrading to angular 5 would be a cake walk. If you have an existing website running on angular js then it would require a renovation however it would be worth the benefits and enhancements post the upgrade.Upgrading to angular 5 is beneficial for the following reasons:
- Angular Universal State Transfer API and DOM Support
We use Angular universal state transfer API that provides server side rendering of angular applications that boosts the performance of the applications. version 5 introduces a new module called " ServerTransferStateModule" to optimise the process of capturing the data over http.
- Build Optimizer
This optimizer is designed to make application smaller by removing unnecessary codes. We would be using the build optimizer which would remove angular decorators from the application’s runtime thereby reducing the bundle size and increasing the application speed.
We develop applications using the internationalised Number, Date and Currency pipes that have been introduced in angular which increase standardisation across browsers and eliminates the need for polyfills.
The ahead of time compiler has fewer asynchronous requests, faster rendering and AOT compiler can also detect template errors before runtime.
We practice modular development approaches allowing our developers to organise codes into independent chunks or modules that makes maintenance, testing, upgradation and adding new features more convenient.
- Preserve Whitespace
Usually tabs, news lines and spaces in your templates get recreated and included in your build by the compiler. Using angular 5 we provide options were you can choose whether or not to preserve whitespaces coming from your components.Conclusion:
On the insights driven angular 5 is packed with some amazing features that makes an application faster, lighter and easier to use. Hence it is recommend that older versions of angular needs to be upgraded to angular 5 in order to release new features and performance enhancements to your applications.
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