AngularJS: Must Have Tools Pack for Developers
Angular is fully extensible and works well with so many other libraries. Every feature in AngularJS can be modified or replaced to suit your unique development workflow .
In order get the best results everyone should choose the best suitable packages for their AngularJS project. However, choosing the right package for your project can turn out to be a tricky one.
Here are the top suggestion from our Team, for building beautifully crafted AngularJS Application ..
AngularJS – Yeoman generator is used to quickly set up a project with sensible defaults and best practices. IT Sets up a new AngularJS app, and generating all the boilerplate(includes templates,controllers , states etc) you need to get started. This app generator also optionally installs Bootstrap and additional AngularJS modules.
2.Build Tools / Task-Runners
Build Tools or task runners are used to Automate the web developement process for us. It reduces a developer’s effort in doing repetitive tasks or works such as minification, compilation, unit testing, etc .
- Grunt :
The Grunt system is huge and growing day by day. It holds hundreds of plugins to choose from, we can use Grunt to automate anything with a minimum of effort.
You have to put all your options into a wrapper function in Grunt file.js . The Grunt file contains configurations .You pass the tasks to automate in the configuration object and load all the required plugins and register tasks. With this, you are ready to run “grunt” on the terminal, the watch task will be fired and starts running automatically …
The features of Gulp are easy to use ,efficient, fast,and easy to learn
The configuration are in (gulpfile.js), it then compiles , minifies and uglifies the JS with a watch task when changes occurs .
Among the two Gulp seems to be faster and the better performer in our experience.
3.CSS : Sass
For a powerful and reusable css architecture , we use Sass ,
Sass is a preprocessor that adds variables, nested rules,functions, mixins and, selector inheritance, and more to CSS. a sass file is compile into well-formatted, standard CSS .
We can use sass with either GULP or with GRUNT
For GULP : gulp-sass plugin, is available. Its very light and simple.
For browser prefixes use : gulp-autoprefixer
For GRUNT : grunt-contrib-sass
Angular UI is a collection of UI components . It is built up with AngularJS. Angular UI directives help us to build AngularJS applications faster.
Ng-table is an Angular directive which allows developer much options a customisable table . the options include searching , sorting, pagination, custom templating etc .
AngularJS batrang is a browser extension for debugging Angularjs applications . We can inspect the informations about models, performance, and debugging results in Batrang extension . It can be added to chrome browser as an extension .
Ng- inspector is a browser extension . it is used to inspect the Angular applications scopes, model, and performances.
It is available for both chrome and safari.
Let Us know Your thoughts .
The tools listed in the above list will help developers to make their application production faster, better and well organized . We hope the same with yours too . Let us know what to add or remove from the list .