Everything was rosy until one fine day in 2016, the Angular team decided to break its old ties and do a complete makeover. Yes, a complete rewrite using TypeScript and without any clear migration strategy from the old AngularJS to the new version Angular 2 aka Angular.
Are you wondering, why did the Google team resort to such drastic measures? Because they wanted Angular to solve critical problems while building enterprise-grade applications as well as cross-platform apps.
Post-breakup AngularJS is stable now
Angular, the successor of AngularJS, is evolving at a breakneck speed after the breakup i.e., the complete rewrite whereas AngularJS 1.7.x entered long term support on July 1, 2018 to cope with the pain.
For AngularJS loyals, there’s nothing to panic about as one of the Angular team members Pete Bacon Darwin has announced in his blog that “all AngularJS applications that work now, will continue to work in the future.”
Well-wishers also report that they had last seen AngularJS 1.8.2 on October 21, 2020 and now it’s stable. Dear fans, you need not worry as you will get support till December 31, 2021.
Wondering what beyond December 2021? Well, you have three options:
- You can purchase extended long-term support for AngularJS.
- Rewrite your app though it’s an expensive option
- Migrate your app to a new framework such as Angular, React.js or Vue.js.
Fast forward 2021 – Angular regains its past glory
After separation, Angular went through substantial overhauls with some major releases resulting in better build sizes, stable APIs, feature updates and overall improved performance (as depicted in the infographic below). As a result, some of the renowned brands started banking on Angular to up their game. Want to join their bandwagon? Just get in touch with a company that offers Angular Development Services.
Now, check out the infographic below to get nostalgic with AngularJS and at the same time find out why famous brands are relying on Angular to win the game: