Google will not keep up with, maintain, update and provide patches to AngularJS. It will be your responsibility to determine security, browser compatibility, JQuery and some other issues on the platform.
AngularJS End-of-Life: How does it affect you?
Application Security: Post end-of-life websites built using AngularJS will become less secure over time as more inherent weaknesses are found in the AngularJS framework and which go unfixed thus posing a security risk.
Hackers and other malicious actors can then exploit these weaknesses not only to gain access to your sensitive user data but also inject their own malicious scripts into the web applications to launch various types of attacks.
Recruiting/Retaining developers and holding the old group: Retaining/Recruiting AngularJS developers would be a challenge as the existing AngularJS developers keep upgrading/shifting to new technologies.
Added to this is the fact that developers are moving away from AngularJS to new up-to-date technologies.
Considering the above scenarios, let’s take a look at the different options we have to ensure the continuity of these apps.
Starting off with some of the common trade-offs vis–a- vis Upgrading/Migration versus adopting a Complete Rewrite.
High costs are associated with migrating and rewriting your system “as is”. More often to accelerate the migration process, we tend to reuse existing code as much code as possible thereby carrying forward the same mistakes/limitations onto the new system. This results in a “new” system that functions in “old” ways.
The system continues to have similar inferior quality code, high costs, complexity and low maintainability.
- Complete Rewrite
In our opinion, we should approach your old system differently and consider building a new solution that is more scalable, secure, redundant, fault-tolerant and robust.
Please also refer to the other business driving factors below in “CheckList”.
AngularJS is not the only choice for new web applications. We strongly recommend rewriting your system considering other modern technology landscapes as well.
- Continuing with AngularJS
On the off chance migration isn’t an option as of now, then you can keep on depending on AngularJS. AngularJS has been a steady technology for front-end development and can meet essential needs.
Whilst the “public”, OEM backed support to the library repository itself has ended at the end of 2021, many vendors and development houses have heavily invested in the library and with innumerable AngularJS projects developed for the web, so it will not be vanishing any time soon.
The advanced open-source, adaptable nature and steady expectation to learn and adapt have made it a top choice among many. Just as its capacity to run on the LAMP stack with no particular front end heavy requirements or build processes.
At WalkingTree we can help advise on the correct steps moving forward for your AngularJS application.
We will continue support and development with AngularJS applications. Having designed and developed countless projects over AngularJS’ lifetime, we have an immense knowledge of the syntax and the edge cases that can be satisfied around it. We will patch our repository of the library with security, browser compatibility and latest JQuery integration updates.
If you have questions surrounding AngularJS support, customizations or development, get in touch with one of our experts today.
Below are the market usage trends which can help influence our choice of a new technology landscape.
Moving to a Typescript framework like Angular ( https://angular.io/ ) could also be well considered taking into account the existing developer affinity, should our existing systems are already on AngularJS.
Migration Journey – CheckList
Below mentioned are few of the factors that can be considered, helping influence our business decision to start/encompass our journey on a new system.
Angular is one of the most popular Typescript frameworks and is used by companies such as Paypal, Upwork, Nike, Google, Sony, HBO and many more. The Google developed web application was released in 2009 with the name of AngularJS. But the second version of the framework was renamed Angular, which was initially released in 2014, and went into different previews to reach full release in 2016. The latest version of Angular is 13 released in Nov 2021, which focuses more on the toolchain and less on the underlying framework. Angular’s popularity is increasing by the day.
3. Sencha Ext JS
Sencha Ext JS is an application system used to construct intelligent web applications for multiple platforms. While it is a full framework to construct single-page applications, it can likewise be utilized as a minimal component framework to make dynamic grids on static pages. Despite the fact that it was made as an add-on library extension in 2007, more current versions diminish dependencies on external libraries and make their utilization non-obligatory. Most recent updates empower the framework to be utilized both as a supplement for application building with Sencha Cmd.
How we can help
There is no doubt of whether to move, rather than when and how. Assuming that you need your application to run better and faster and your features to be easy to implement, this shift is important.
Ideally, this article has represented the various choices accessible for you. However, if the process seems strenuous to you, reach out to the experts – us!
Our team can help you create a plan and work together to execute it. Figuring out how chunks of your code need to be rewritten, is itself a difficult process, and requires deep expertise in both AngularJS and the framework of your choice. Assuming your team doesn’t have this ability, our experts won’t just make your arrangement/plan, yet we’ll step up partnering with them in the process of creating the plan, executing it and ensuring they have the skills for ongoing maintenance and upgrades once our plan is executed.