13 Mistakes Committed By AngularJS Developers

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According to a survey conducted by Libscore (A JavaScript analytics service) in 2016, nearly 12,000 websites out of a million were operating using Angular JavaScript. These also include some established firms like Wolfram Alpha, Sprint, ABC news, Walgreens and Intel. Angular JavaScript is a JavaScript-based open-source front-end web application framework to address the problems encountered in developing single-page applications.

It targets at disentangling both the testing and development of such applications by imparting a framework for a client-side model–view–viewmodel (MVVM) architectures and model–view–controller (MVC). With its increasing demand in the development of front-end web application framework, more and more developers are trying to ace it. Though AngularJS is not so tough, most of the developers are not utilizing this to its fullest by committing some major mistakes. In this article, we bring to you the top 13 mistakes committed by Angular javascript developers:

1. Keep a track on the count of Watchers

2. Inability To Use The Available Tools

3. Not Compartmentalizing Properly

Code organization is one of the most crucial parts of application building. It won’t seem of much importance initially but when you have a team of developers working on the same project, it’s easier to work on, find errors and develop smaller parts individually. A well-organised code makes the application adaptable for development, which helps as the organisation grows.

4. Falling Back Into jQuery

5. Improper Use Of Event Handlers

6. As an Angular JS Developer you Forget To Test

You don’t need to acquire an environment with every operating system, rather you should test your application using popular cross browser testing tools like LambdaTest. LambdaTest is a budding startup and a popular online tool that gives you real time access to 2000+ browsers and a lot of operating systems online. You can easily perform live interactive cross browser testing using LambdaTest and even capture automated screenshots for accelerated web layout testing. It can also help you test your locally hosted pages so that you don’t have to wait till the end to fix the bugs!

7. Fail to Utilize Batarang

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8. Fixed Scope Binding

9. As an Angular JS Developer you forget to Unsubscribe

10. Declaring Everything With Anonymous Functions

11. Direct Manipulation of DOM

12. Not Using $applyAsync

13. Declaration Of The Same Component In More Than One NgModule

AngularJS is an exceptional front-end framework. It’s one of the leading tools on the web for creating single page applications. And since it is scalable and backed by Google, you get plenty of support and guides to get you started. Developing is not just about writing error-free code, it’s about committing an error once and never repeating it. Instead of embracing the “fail fast, fail often” concept, one needs to learn from the mistakes of other developers and ensure that they rarely fail. At least, due to the same mistake.

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Product Growth at @lambdatesting (www.lambdatest.com)

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