A Quick Overview: What’s New in Angular 8?

Angular has been one of the popular Javascript frameworks for the past few years. While its earlier versions had a few technical issues, the recently released Angular 8 brought to the table several enticing features that are unique compared to the earlier versions.  

The earlier framework of Angular didn’t do well due to several problems including debugging procedure, performance constraints stopping postcode minification, dependency injection mechanism, large bundle size, and other technical issues. 

Thereafter, Google has upgraded Angular exceedingly. Features such as lazy loading, web workers (in latest version), ngupgrade, to adding novice libraries like Prime NG, OnsenUI, NGX Bootstrap, and more have been introduced and made Google’s celebrated framework in-demand more than ever.  

With every release, this frontend Javascript framework has become more stable than earlier versions. In addition to handling all challenges proactively, this latest version needs its users to embrace the change of updated features and removal of the old obsolete ones. 

Angular’s updated release is considered to be a robust application development platform, which enhances itself time and again to meet all customer expectations.  

The latest Angular V8 has become much simpler, faster, and smaller, and will make for a great experience altogether. 

Let’s discuss the major features and updates of Angular: 

Lazy Loading 

Based on Angular Routing, this feature curtails the file size by loading only the required files. Plus, the editor will have the ability to pinpoint the mistakes in the syntax that developers can rectify. 

New Angular Boasts Differential Loading  

Thanks to modern JS’s differential loading function, Angular will perform above expectations. The feature allows the app’s users to find the JavaScript bundle that fits their browser or device. The new applications CLI will form two bundles i.e. legacy JS and modern JSThe browser then automatically figures out the correct bundle to make call action. This browser then downloads excellent highly efficient tiny bundles to facilitate faster loading. 

The Ivy Effect 

Ivy, the main change, is a compiler/runtime of Angular. Angular 8 Ivy employs incremental DOM which takes a set of instructions (by making DOM trees) to make every single component.   Angular 8.0, the first release, officially lets the developers a switch to opt-in into Ivy. Ivy mainly reworks on compiler and runtime code to facilitate compatible build sizes, build times, benefit from new features like component lazy loading, etc. Ivy primarily supports:  Tree Shakable – Tree shakable is used to speed the results and load times. It removes only the unused instructions that are not going to be of any use in future.  Low Memory Footprint – Memory allocation happens when the new nodes are omitted or added. 

Opt-in Usage Sharing

One other essential feature aligning with the requirements of development is gathering used commands and speed of the build. Opt-in usage sharing makes for an opportunity for the developers to make improvements in their new project ventures. 

Router Backwards Compatibility

The latest Angular 8 is equipped with backward compatibility to the router for enhancing the path to larger applications.  It will also include less hassle to migrate to this platform. Angular 1.x apps can now be upgraded to Angular 2+ in no time. 

Builders API

 Angular 8 boasts Builders API for undergoing operations such as Build, Serve, Test, E2e, Lint. 

Web Worker 

Web workers are excellent to speed up tasks when you start working on CPU-intensive tasks. They also let you rid yourself of work by putting it on a background thread, which can be a video or image manipulation. When the production bundles are made, necessary for enhanced parallelizability and high performance, the web workers are included. Angular 8 provides its building support to CLI that consists of one bundle for each web worker. 

Bazel Support

 Angular 8’s framework is made using Bazel. It allows building CLI application employing Bazel for the following benefits. 

  • Bazel lets remote build containing cache 
  • Bazel aims at offering faster concurrent builds an additional advantage if the application has many libraries and modules. 
  • With one tool developers, you’ll be able make both the frontend and the backend. 
  • Bazel files are by default concealed and developers can eject them. 
  • Creates and deploy only changes and not the entire application. 

TypeScript 3.4  

Angular 8.0 can now run TypeScript 3.4 and would require it. Therefore, and upgrade will be needed. 

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