Battleground of Frameworks – Angularjs or Emberjs

Incessant technological advancements are paving a way towards the development of new frameworks, everyday. Every other innovation is a step ahead towards, simplicity, speed, and most importantly efficiency. Considering these three factors as priorities, AngularJS framework has entered the domain of application development with its bunch of benefits. Because of its competences and abilities that AngularJS framework is also envisaged as “superheroic” one. With the release of Angular 2.0 by the end of 2015, there is a move towards betterment of the framework and enhancement of its features.

This blog is an attempt to hold a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of both the frameworks. In brief, one can say, that in the domain of application development, it is important to choose the best one and therefore, the comparison is portrayed here.

Both are open source frameworks, released under MIT license and have helped in evading the problems encountered in the development of single page web applications.

WHAT IS ANGULARJS ?

Angularjs framework has been able to gain exceptional popularity among the developers, because of its capabilities and its feature of extensibility has added yet another advantage in the long list.

The two prominent advantages of Angularjs Development is that it offers modularization and two way data binding. Moreover, angular expressions also offer a set of advantages as they help in directly manipulating data to the template. Apart from these features, dependency injection is one such, that must not be forgotten. For making tasks to run on a smooth edge, one can include all the essential modules, services and filters through injector.

On the other hand, if two way data binding is envisaged as an advantage, it can also make the performance suffer if there is a lot of data or if some complex angular expressions with functions are used, then the problem can aggravate and may not yield adequate results. Another thing that haunts the developers is debugging, such a painstaking task. If complicated expressions are used, it becomes really irritating for the developers to find out and comprehend where something has gone wrong.

Next, Emberjs framework comes in the limelight. A JavaScript framework which helps in managing the complexity of a large application. With just the necessity of minimal code, it makes it quite easy and simple to handle multi page JavaScript apps. With EmberJS Development, first thing to strike our mindsets is, “Convention over Configuration”.

 

  • Detailed configurations make things a bit complicated and difficult.
  • EmberJS framework, follows naming conventions, making things quite simple and generate results automatically.
  • EmberJS framework uses handlebars templating engine, which helps in minimising the code written.

EMBERJS VS ANGULARJS

Angular VS Ember

Angular VS Ember

COMMUNITY

While taking a decision in choosing the adequate framework for the application’s development, it is important to examine its community. Larger community implies that numerous sources are available on the internet, for clearing doubts, number of tutorials and detailed documentation on the same, also exist on youtube. From a deep analysis, this is coherent that, AngularJS is ahead of the game in its ability to procure a larger community.

Therefore, a clear implication of this fact is that larger number of people and developers will incline towards deploying this framework for applications development.

FRAMEWORK SIZE

Next factor to keep in consideration is the size of the framework. This factor determines the page load time. For any website to become successful, it is important that page does not take much time in loading as it frustrates the user. Therefore, choosing angularJS is a better option.

TEMPLATING

If we are talking about templating engine, in that case, AngularJS leads the race as with a deeper understanding of DOM, it helps in creating a well structured template, minimising the coding to a great extent. While, in case of emberJS, this framework is dependent upon straight text manipulation for its templating and is unaware of DOM.

APPLICATION ARCHITECTURE

Both the frameworks focus on different ways in order to build a particular application. If AngularJS concentrates more upon the use of models and two way data binding, laying emphasis on the structure of document. Moreover, for a common representation, AngularJS framework works with HTML syntax. Talking about emberJS framework, it also makes use of two way data binding and event driven architecture but, it concentrates more upon application’s behaviour.

Architecture EmberJS and AngularJS

Architecture EmberJS and AngularJS

WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

I would like to conclude my blog by saying that both the frameworks, AngularJS and EmberJS are similar in many ways but also they show a pinch of difference as technological developments arrive with some advancements in order to increase the simplicity and for the betterment of performance. If AngularJS framework helps in displaying a large static data, emberJS helps in interactivity and it becomes simple to handle changes, in an efficient manner. Therefore, one cannot say all in favour of a particular framework and which one is correct to use. Instead it depends upon the needs of the application that you are developing, which determines which one would be appropriate according to its requirements.

 

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