What is AngularJS?

AngularJS is an open source, JavaScript based web application development framework. Definition of AngularJS as put by its official documentation is as follows:

AngularJS is a structural framework for dynamic web applications. It lets you use HTML as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application components clearly and succinctly. Its data binding and dependency injection eliminate much of the code you currently have to write. And it all happens within the browser, making it an ideal partner with any server technology.

It was originally developed in 2009 by Misko Hevery and Adam Abrons. It is now maintained by Google.

Following are some of the general features of AngularJS

  •  AngularJS is a efficient framework that can create Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
  • AngularJS provides developers an options to write client side applications using JavaScript in a clean Model View Controller (MVC) way.
  • Applications written in AngularJS are cross-browser compliant. AngularJS automatically handles JavaScript code suitable for each browser.
  • AngularJS is open source, completely free, and used by thousands of developers around the world. It is licensed under the Apache license version 2.0.

Overall, AngularJS is a framework to build large scale, high performance, and easy-to-maintain web applications.

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