AngularJS: The Bad Parts

Lars Eidnes' blog

Below is a graph over the amount of searches for AngularJS versus a bunch of other Single Page Application frameworks. Despite the flawed methodology, the story seems to be pretty clear: Popularity wise, Angular is beating the shit out of the other frameworks. I spent most of last year working on a large project built on AngularJS, and I’ve gotten to know the framework in some depth. Through this work I have learned that Angular is built around some really bad ideas that make it a pain to work with, and that we need to come up with something better. Whatever the reason is for Angulars popularity, it isn’t that it’s a great framework.

The amount of searches for various SPA frameworks. The amount of searches for various SPA frameworks.  (A less charitable interpretation of this data would be that Angular users have to search for answers more often than the others do.)

Bad Idea #1: Dynamic scoping

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