AngularJS was originally released by Google in 2010, and reached EOL on December 31, with long-term support from the community discontinued. Users can still request support from third parties including support services companies XLTS.dev and Perforce. AngularJS source code will still be available on GitHub via NPM, CDN, and Bower.
Although inspired by AngularJS, Google’s follow-up to Angular is a different framework, using many of the same philosophies but rewritten in TypeScript in 2016. TypeScript provides static writing, support for development experience and help identify errors before deployment to production. , said Minko Gechev, Google Developer Relations Engineer.
Javier Perez, Perforce’s open source evangelist, emphasized that putting EOL to AngularJS has risks. When long-term support for the open source community reaches the end of life (EOL), no further patches will be released. For users, the risk of using EOL versions of the software is that if a new or very severe vulnerability is discovered, no patches will be available. “
Angular is positioned by Google as a “battery built” framework with best practices built in. It is meant to be evergreen and to support every developer in developing their apps, and benefit from the update experience. Angular will be released twice a year. Angular 13 was released in November, followed by versions 13.1 and 13.1.1 in December.
Copyright © 2022 IDG Communications, Inc.