Best tools for web development with Angular framework
This is a list of the best tools for web development and testing with Angular JS. I use Visual Studio Code to develop and Blisk to test applications made with Angular JS.
What's great with Visual Studio Code for Angular: Works on all platforms, supports all languages, low-memory usage, easily customizable, installs Angular with a single line of code.
What's great with Blisk for Angular: Supports Windows, Mac, and Linux, has all needed devices to test: mobiles and tables (from iPhone to iPad), laptops with a responsive view, has Developer Tools same as in Chrome, easily customizable (dark color theme, portrait, and landscape orientation, real-size view), supports Angular on mobiles and tablets out of the box, allows testing touch events for Angular apps.
Angular Material by Google is a great official UI framework that implements material design into existing Angular apps with ease.
Visual Studio Code is a free and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.
Visual Studio Code has built-in support for Git source control management and powerful integrations with GitHub, an integrated debugger, and smart code completion with IntelliSense and with AI-driven IntelliCode. With over 30,000 extensions and themes in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace, you can customize the features and the look of Visual Studio Code to fit your needs, preferences, and style.
Known as VS-Code amongst the community, it is one of the most popular code editors and has a browser version which can be immediately accessed by going to vscode.dev.
Blisk is a browser for web developers, QA engineers, and web designers with built-in mobiles, tablets, laptops, and desktops. It provides teams and freelancers with a workspace to develop and test modern web applications twice faster.
You can use devices standalone or multiple simultaneously (up to 8 devices), mix them regardless of type and OS. When multiple, devices follow each by URL and scroll position. With built-in Page Auto-refresh, Blisk refreshes the web pages across all opened devices automatically with an option of CSS live reload.
In Blisk, you can use multiple Developer Tools for each device independently, making it easy to debug, fix issues, and perform multiple tests. Blisk constantly monitors for page errors across all opened devices and notifies the user when the issue appears.
Blisk offers different capturing options: you can record a video of a screen, take screenshots, upload assets to personal secure cloud storage and share the assets with your team.
You can customize the application to fit your needs. Users are able to control device preview size (e.g. scaled / smart-scaled / real size), simulate custom Internet networks (e.g. 2G, 3G), disable device cache, use dark mode, etc.
What you can do with devices:
- Develop & test for mobile and desktop simultaneously
- Test touch support for web applications on mobile
- Create reactive single-page applications for mobile and desktopSimulate medium or slow Internet connection
- Preview devices in real size, scaled or smart-scaled size
- Use both portrait & landscape orientation on mobiles
- Test dark color theme by enabling dark modeTrack page errors & warnings on each device
- Debug and measure performance with DevToolsCreate, save, and reuse custom device sets and settings
- Test emails on mobile and desktop in Gmail, Outlook, etc.
- Monitor the website's rank on Google search results for mobile.
HTML is great for declaring static documents, but it falters when we try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web-applications. AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop.
AngularJS is a toolset for building the framework most suited to your application development. It is fully extensible and works well with other libraries. Every feature can be modified or replaced to suit your unique development workflow and feature needs. Read on to find out how.
The Angular Material project is an implementation of Material Design in Angular.js. This project provides a set of reusable, well-tested, and accessible UI components based on the Material Design system.
Similar to the Polymer project's Paper elements collection, Angular Material is supported internally at Google by the Angular.js, Material Design UX and other product teams