Custom development: features
Any custom development is beneficial, if only because the customer delegates the responsibility for completing the task to a specialist who has been doing this for more than a year. In this format, the business reduces the cost of office rent, project manager, salaries and taxes.
And in the case of custom development of Angular, you do not have to look for a developer who has sufficient experience in the field that you need: in outsourcing production, as a rule, there are specialists with extensive experience who have already dealt with similar tasks (for example, in Digiteum they certainly are).
The main disadvantage: unscrupulous contractors are not immersed in the context of tasks and can interpret the requirements in a way that suits them. As a result, there is a risk of getting the wrong product at all. Therefore, it’s very important to actively interact with the contractor, as well as allocate funds for analytics and the preparation of high-quality terms of reference.
Distinctive features of Angular and use cases
Angular, like other frameworks, has a component architecture and can be connected to any web application. These are all its resemblance with other frameworks.
Purpose of Angular
It consists in expanding browser applications based on the MVC pattern (a way of organizing code with allocation of blocks for different tasks), as well as in simplifying testing and development. One of the distinguishing features is the two-way data binding of field values in an HTML page and component controllers. This is helped by a modular architecture that allows you to effectively reuse the application code, saving development time.
An Angular application runs in the browser, rendering pages in the DOM (Document Object Model) in response to user actions. But you can set up the generation of static application pages that are later loaded on the client side. This way the application renders faster and the user can view the page before it becomes fully interactive. This approach helps to simplify further SEO optimization, as search robots get the correct page when indexing.
When does it help?
This framework is needed when developing large web applications and complex user interfaces. It will allow you to quickly and qualitatively make a convenient and nice UX interface that will solve the problems of the user and business. Before ordering the development of applications on Angular, evaluate the task: understand how big it is and whether the development will pay off.
Benefits of Angular
- There are a lot of opportunities, they help to create almost any solution and product;
- all features are interdependent, so the risk of errors is minimized;
- it’s possible to work with a specific section of the program code, and not with all the data at once, which allows to work out specific elements;
- a good theory base and great internet-community support allow us to quickly get the useful information to implement the work.
Angular is suitable for serious enterprise solutions. Based on it, it’s simply to create large platforms with a high-loaded level. But the main plus is the ability to quickly scale the decision in the future.
Disadvantages of Angular
- Updates are released, although large-scale, but once every six months or a year, so migration between versions takes some time and causes difficulties;
- further support of a web product due to a long migration is more expensive;
- based on a complex programming language, a team of specialists is needed that is able to work with this tool.
It’s better to give preference to Angular when developing complex and large-scale projects. In order not to make a mistake with the choice, we recommend getting advice from specialists, for example, from Digiteum.
With a little help from friends
The Angular Core Team is made up of a large number of people around the world and from the Internet community. At the same time, most of the day-to-day development of the framework is carried out by Google employees. Approximately 20 employees of the corporation are part of the team and all the top developers of the project are Google employees.
Despite Google’s control over Angular, the framework itself still depends a lot on the efforts of the community. More than two thousand people have contributed to the open-source repository, there are countless tutorials and guides in the public domain, and numerous companies offer training and tools for developers.
If control over the project belongs to one company, this is not bad, as it reduces conflict issues when making non-standard decisions. And the wit of ordinary network users only expands the possibilities of using the platform.
“Box solution” vs custom development: features, pros and cons
A “boxed solution” in IT development is a ready-made set of tools for creating an application, as a “framework agreement” in relation to the parties. Many retailers start with “boxes” because they are cheaper. In addition, owners are attracted by a quick start. The project can be launched in 2-3 months. This is a big plus — business owners can “feel the market” and test their hypotheses with relatively low costs and losses. From such a launch, it will become clear whether their customers need an application.
Custom development is a fundamentally different approach. In this case, the app is created from scratch, according to the needs of a particular company and its customers. It is always a team tailored to a specific project with a specific purpose.