2 years with Angular - Is it "good enough"?

added by JavaScript Kicks
11/25/2014 8:05:15 AM


I've spent two years diving deep in angular. I've seen and touched more than 10 angular-based projects with different teams and ideas behind. The first year I spent watching the framework adoption, API changes, docs improvement and community forming. A learnt the stuff from top to bottom. The other year was totally practical getting my hands dirty and consulting others.


Drew Peterson
11/25/2014 7:10:01 PM
I'd like to hear what some of the active Angular users around here think about this article, the article comments seem to just mostly be people flaming the author. What do you think about his points against Angular @j_hall_wgu @gingemonster @PascalPrecht ? It's hard for me to agree or disagree without seeing examples, or having more experience using Angular on big projects. I wonder if perhaps a lot of the love for Angular stems from those using it for smaller, less complicated projects.

Robert Greyling
11/26/2014 9:24:28 AM
Have to admit, I'm with the author on this one, but as @gingemonster was saying to me the other day when we were chatting about it you can write code badly in any framework and I agree to a certain extent. I think certain frameworks, make it easy (especialy for beginners) to head down the wrong path all the while looking like honey and roses and you only notice that it's actually a ball of mud when it gets too big and difficult to change. I also concede the point though, that Angular is _so much more wildly popular_ than any frameworks out there that it was bound to attract developers from proficient, right through average and downright dangerous, so there are bound to be many more examples of using it badly rather than well - and worst of all - blogging about it! :)

J Hall
11/26/2014 5:31:19 PM
TIMTOWTDI and its way too early to tell... so, out of respect for those sentiments I don't want to go any further than saying Angular and its associated methods are still quite young. Let's see what becomes of it after a decade of use.