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Drupal and AngularJS in web app development: a trending duet!

28.10.2016
Drupal and AngularJS in web app development: a trending duet!
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We hope you loved our collection of Drupal health care websites.
Our topic today of interest will be Drupal and AngularJS.

Of course, Drupal performs brilliantly. But sometimes duets may sound even more impressive than solo performers.

So meet the Drupal and AngularJS duet! The “music” these two produce together is the harmony of backend and frontend in creating rich and dynamic web apps.

One of the duet participants is already familiar to you if you’re one of our readers. And the other has not yet received our due attention in articles, but we’re improving that right now! Let’s get started.

Drupal

We’ve introduced Mr. Drupal many times to you, but we never get tired of this. Drupal is among the most popular CMSs (content-management systems), which is the best choice for medium and large-scale websites and apps. Or, rather, with the release of its 8th version, it is now — deservedly — called a CMF (content-management framework).

Drupal is powerful and efficient in handling big amounts of data, flexible for creating any functionality, scalable and extendable, secure and SEO-friendly. It is open-source and gets continuous support from its own community of developers who create new modules for it, polish the existing ones to perfection and fix any upcoming weaknesses.

AngularJS

When it comes to creating dynamic web apps, Drupal can work wonders in combination with AngularJS. The latter is a relatively new but already very popular, lightweight and scalable front-end framework, based on JavaScript and HTML 5. It can make a developer’s life significantly easier and fulfill all their expectations to build a super-rich and really fast web app.

Drupal can work as the backend data source, and AngularJS can play the presentation/theming part. Angular will significantly reduce the amount of code you need to write and the effort it will take in building your web application. It is known as an MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework. The MVC model is meant to isolate the application logic from the user interface layer. The two-way dynamic data-binding done by AngularJS is very efficient.

For your convenience, Angular uses declarative programming, so it’s easy to see what exactly is going on on your page.

Where can AngularJS be especially helpful in combination with Drupal? In various dynamic widgets and interactive elements, where real-time updates or calculations are needed without a page reload. This may include various listings, web carts, weather forecasts, and much more. AngularJS is also open-source, with its own community of developers who keep improving the framework. AngularJS is backed by the search giant Google.

If you are interested, check out some more resources on AngularJS:

The official website: http://angularjs.org/

Developer guide: https://docs.angularjs.org/guide

The official youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/angularjs

The Angular module for Drupal: https://www.drupal.org/project/angularjs

The “Drupal meets AngularJS” practical website http://ng-drupal.org/

Have questions, comments, or wish to have a brilliant web app developed for you? Contact InternetDevels right away. Let your wishes and our expertise play you another trending duet, just like AngularJS and Drupal!

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