We asked trainer Ben Finkel for his top 5 reasons people should learn AngularJS.
So, you’ve been tasked with writing a new web portal for your department at the office. Or maybe you’re learning web application development, and are ready to move beyond basic HTML and CSS. Perhaps you just need to update your resume with some newer technologies. Even if you simply want to learn some cool techniques for developing dynamic web pages, eventually, you’ll hear about AngularJS.
2. It’s simple: This may seem contrary to the previous point, but AngularJS is clean and easy to implement. The AngularJS mission statement is: “Simplify the Web Development Experience.” Angular keeps all of the heavy lifting neat and tidy under the hood, so you only need to use simple hooks and straightforward syntax to implement its powerful features.
3. It’s testable: AngularJS was designed from the ground up to be testable. By using the Model-View-Controller framework and encouraging sound development practices, Angular takes the pain out of unit testing your code. It also comes with an end-to-end scenario runner — so you can easily run automated unit testing scripts with barely any code!
5. It’s popular: We all know that in the development world, technology fads come and go. AngularJS, however, has been widely used since 2010, and is growing more popular every day. The website http://builtwith.angularjs.org features an array of companies implementing AngularJS, from Fortune 500 brand names to hot new startups. AngularJS has become a key skill for every developer!
These are just five great reasons to learn AngularJS. Want to know more? Check out my AngularJS training course, and learn all of the other awesome reasons to add Angular JS to your arsenal of skills!
Editor’s note: Still not quite sure what AngularJS is? Ben created a MicroNugget just for you called “What is AngularJS?“.