We have recently spoken about why you should add Angular to your developing bow. We have also reviewed some of the best relevant courses on Udemy.
In support of that, today we will look at some of the things you should know before tackling this framework for the first time.
Our aim is to make the learning curve easier so that you are up and running in no time.
What is Angular?
Angular is a web development framework managed by Google. It is open-source and enables developers to create sophisticated web apps.
It provides a whole host of features to enable fast and efficient coding, including declarative templates, end-to-end tooling, and dependency injection.
Furthermore, it is regularly updated and is incredibly well supported. In other words, it is definitely worth spending the time to get to grips with.
How to learn Angular efficiently
Here are a few tips on what to do in order to make learning Angular easier.
2. Know your NODEs and NPMs
Angular development is also connected with Node and NPM. In fact, to install Angular on your system to begin developing, you will need an active LTS or maintenance LTS version of Node.js, in order to work.
This means you will need to be familiar with both NODE and NPM in order to effectively begin using Angular.
It shouldn’t take you long, however, it is necessary.
3. Become familiar with the GIT VCS
The GIT distributed version control system (VCS) is yet another system you will need to learn if you are looking for a smoother Angular experience.
If you are not familiar with GIT, begin by mastering some of its fundamentals. There are good resources online, and YouTube has videos such as the above.
Spending time getting comfortable with GIT will help you in the long run.
4. Understand modular CSS
For Angular development, you should understand modular CSS.
You will be hindered if you rely on simply incorporating CSS files in index.html.
Plugins offered by Webpack or SystemJS will allow you to load CSS in a modular fashion. Understanding how this works and how to implement it will help you on your Angular journey.
5. Typescript is Important
Typescript is predominantly used when writing Angular applications. While it is possible to do so without Typescript, you will be putting yourself at a disadvantage.
It is likely that you already know how to use Typescript, however, if you are out of practice, start using it now.
You should be able to understand functions such as tslint.json, tsconfid.json, and typings.json, if you want to start learning Angular effectively.
6.Use a Typescript friendly editor
As an extension of the previous point, while brushing up on your Typescript skills, you should use a Typescript friendly editor.
If you are comfortable with the editor you use, the learning curve for Angular will be a lot smoother.
Learning Angular is definitely worthwhile in 2021, and will provide you with greater job opportunities.
Getting to grips with the concepts and applications mentioned above will ensure that your experience learning Angular will be a whole lot smoother.
Good luck and have fun.