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4 Benefits to Use Angular JS With Salesforce

July 29th, 2017 . 4 minutes read
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Angular is a JavaScript-based open-source framework, introduced by Google. Here Visualforce and Salesforce1 can be used for connecting people to the Salesforce data. AngularJS allows the easy development of Visualforce pages.

In this post, we will discuss 4 benefits to use angular js with Salesforce visualforce pages.

Why use AngularJS with Salesforce?

AngularJS is widely used for developing web solutions. The combination of Visualforce and AngularJS is very popular because angular decreases the development time and improves the page UI at the same time.

Here I am mentioning 4 benefits to using angular with Salesforce-

1. Two-Way Data Binding

Angular has inbuilt two-way data binding features that free you from worrying about DOM when you play with data. To understand its uses, we have to first understand what two-way data binding is. The standard applications bind data in only one way, i.e. they merge the view template and the model components (data components) to create a fixed unchangeable view. Any change in data is not automatically reflected in the view because of which we have to refresh the web page every time in older web apps to view changes.

two way data binding

Two-way data binding is important in Salesforce Apps especially those that involve real-time data or require features that require real-time manipulation of user input data. For example, a quote calculator that needs user input.

2. Support for SPA (Single Page Application)

A single-page application (SPA) is a web application that fits on a single page. All your code (JS, HTML, CSS) is retrieved with a single page load. And navigation between pages performed without refreshing the whole page

In modern web pages and apps, URL is not limited to pages only, the specific modules of the pages can also be accessed through the URL itself. This feature is named Deep Linking and AngularJS has inbuilt features that allow you to use this technique.

3. MVC (Model View Controller) Pattern supported

MVC is a very popular pattern because of application logic from the user interface layer and separation of concerns. The controller receives all requests for the application and then works with the model to prepare any data needed by the view. The view then uses the data prepared by the controller to generate a final presentable response.

  • Model: The model is responsible for managing application data. It responds to the request from view and to the instructions from the controller to update itself.
  • View: A presentation of data in a particular format, triggered by the controller’s decision to present the data. They are script-based template systems such as JSP, ASP, PHP and very easy to integrate with AJAX technology.
  • Controller: The controller responds to user input and performs interactions on the data model objects. The controller receives input, validates it, and then performs business operations that modify the state of the data model.

4. Less Code

Write less code, get more functionality, for example-

Apex controller class

Visualforce page

Conclusion:

Visualforce pages are created to bypass the UI of Salesforce and if the resulting pages are not visually appealing, then the purpose is defeated. The libraries, components, and modules of the framework used in fast development.

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Author: Jignesh
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