A Developer’s Mini-Guide to Angular Migration
- Since Angular has a completely new way of thinking about the architecture of an application, the best approach will be to migrate any existing AngularJS application and start from scratch.
- In this post we will take a look at the process that a developer can follow to gradually migrate an AngularJS application to its new Angular form.
- Upgrade the Components – – Components in AngularJS applications must be modified in a certain way in order for the upgrade module to make them work with Angular.
- Now, our directive has been upgraded to Angular so we can pass it into the directives field of another Angular component decorator.Since the application is using both AngularJS and Angular , we still need to register the component using the old Angular way: – – 5.
- This can be done using the UpgradeAdapter to make the service available to the Angular dependency injection system: – – Now, we are able to use the service in an Angular component: – – Here are the steps that the Angular team suggests for upgrading an application to Angular: -…
Noelia Franco, Lead Front End developer at Making Sense explains how to get over your fears of migrating from AngularJS to Angular.
@MakingSenseApps: How to migrate from #AngularJS to #Angular in a 5 simple step process.
Developers who hail from the AngularJS camp usually all react the same way when they start exploring newer versions of the popular framework.
What becomes of my old code, and how much work is it going to be to switch?
Devotees of AngularJS (Angular 1.x.x) are right to have conerns over migration. Luckily, however, their fears are unfounded.
If you’re exploring the idea of switching to Angular (Angular 2.x.x, and Angular 4.x.x), you probably have all sorts of questions and concerns, beginning with:
You’ll be glad to know that, just because Angular is now an option, doesn’t mean AngularJS is totally obsolete. But if you’re thinking of holding on until the very last moment with old Angular JS, then consider this: the Angular team spent a considerable amount of time and resources to fix and improve the framework. Shouldn’t that be a sign that, at the very least, you need to consider a migration plan sometime in the near future?
Since Angular has a completely new way of thinking about the architecture of an application, the best approach will be to migrate any existing AngularJS application and start from scratch. This will allow you to better define the project structure, following all the new standards and conventions provided by Angular.
But what happens if you want to migrate but the…