While AngularJS was an excellent framework when it was launched, it no longer carries the same amount of credibility due of performance issues, complicated architecture, absence of new features, lack of resources, and a fading community. As a result, a number of businesses are in the process to upgrade their web applications in AngularJS to a newer technology.
When Angular 2 replaced AngularJS in 2016, every business wanted to secure the official upgrade path to update their application, except there wasn’t any.
When AngularJS will go out of support in the mid-2021, your applications built in the technology will be exposed to security risks and zero-day vulnerabilities.
Most of the developers who started as AngularJS developers have upgraded their skills & moved to a better technology. You’re unlikely to find developers to fix bugs.
AngularJS being an old technology, lacks compatibility with modern web services. Businesses requiring apps to run third party services will be disappointed.
According to a JS framework comparison, React is regularly used by 53%, while 32% plan to learn it. An open source project is as good as the community backing it. AngularJS days are numbered and the community is shrinking every day. At TOPS, we recommend upgrading your AngularJS application to React for the following reasons.
Businesses invested into React are apprehensive how the future will hold if Facebook pulls support out of the project one day. They don’t want the AngularJS debacle to repeat. Well, Facebook and a ton of major developers are committed to the open-source project.
The React community rather than concentrating on major releases insists on minor releases. Minor releases contain security patches to combat any prevailing security issue. Unlike AngularJS, React is safe from cross-site scripting since it doesn’t generate HTML strings.
React is an emerging JS library growing at an unprecedented rate. This growth derived larger developer interest in the JS library and the rising demand from startups and enterprises has completed the cycle, making React the most compelling solution to build single page applications on.
React gives flexibility to run the application code either client-side or server-side. The proposition made for applications with either great server configurations or capable user devices. Also, SSR allows applications to be crawled by the search engines and, thus, appear on the search results.
One of the reasons for the larger developers’ interest into React is its vast ecosystem. Developers can expand what core React library can do by means of additional libraries. You can add new features by adding a package from the ecosystem, without upgrading the core package.
Extensive DOM manipulation in AngularJS applications is a known bottleneck. We solved the problem with React’s Virtual DOM, which acts as a layer between the user layer and actual DOM.
AngularJS relies too much on HTML templates. In JSX, HTML is inserted into blocks of JS code making debugging easier with error codes and warnings, which reduces your apps’ time to market.
While HTML templates are easier to work with, we depreciate templates when upgrading your app to React. We break UI into independent components to deliver ultimate single page experience.
Long-term support for AngularJS will conclude in mid-2021, which will expose your AngularJS application to security threats and zero-day vulnerabilities, limit its community, and deprive it from modern features. TOPS has the adequate resources to make the necessary measures to upgrade your AngularJS application to the latest version of React. TOPS has a dual approach to the entire process of application upgradation.
In parallel development, we try to create an exact replica of the AngularJS application in React. The process starts with our developers examining the app to determine what we can reuse and we have to write from scratch. Once that is established, we communicate the deadline, cost, and other crucial detail of the project to you. Your AngularJS application will remain intact, unless the React application is ready for production.
Sequential development is bit more challenging than parallel development. In this sort of development, we divide the application into many smaller modules representation one or more application features. Then we enter in consecutive stages of sequential development, wherein our developers write a ReactJS code to replace the existing AngularJS module on the live application. It’s challenging because you’re replacing components of a moving car.
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