The call for responsive sites has been progressively increasing due to the fact that, easy accessibility of information is what everyone is up to. And finding the right technical component to achieve one was certainly found to be a stiff challenge.
However, SPA (Single page application) was decently successful in filling the void. The manifold valuable advantages of SPA is definitely the topmost reason for many ones to go for it.
The next pertinent question which arises when SPA becomes the subject of discussion is, what’s the framework that goes well with SPA?. The answer would be Angular 1, React, Durandal and much more to follow. But two frameworks which have been creating more of an interest nowadays is Angular 2 and Aurelia.
Let’s break it down by contrasting and comparing each and every aspect of the two.
The cardinal comparison
When we’re talking about a framework, one fundamental factor which crosses everyone’s mind is ECMA/TYPESCRIPT. How compliant a framework is with those standards probably suggests, how good it will be in developing an advanced web client application. Here, you stand an equal chance of using ECMAScript 2015 or Typescript. Ultimately, both AngularJS 2 and aurelia are compiled in such a way that going forward with ES6 would be most preferable.
The coding side
AngularJS 2 chooses “configuration over convention”, on contrary to Aurelia’s “Convention over configuration”. Therefore, Aurelia’s coding is easier compared to Angular’s. It entails various Bootstrapping declarations. Also, it demands very specific configuration for every exertion and operation to be done in the application. The AngularJS developers will have their work cut out, in applying themselves to the changes that this framework brings in over the coding.
As mentioned above, Aurelia prefers convention and which is why it doesn’t require any bootstrapping declarations. The conventions that Aurelia uses just assumes the standard set of modules which is more than enough for the untroubled functioning of your application.
Aurelia seems to have the upper hand over here, considering the fact that it supports and in fact has a bidirectional data binding system. It may well turn out to be that all-important edge, users are looking far in terms of getting adapted to a new framework from the previous ones. Whereas, AngularJS 2 has only a unidirectional data binding system.
Two-way binding works in such a way that, the UI gets updated when the properties in the model are subjected to any form of an update. Similarly, if any elements of UI gets updated, then the changes reflects over the model as well.
The Long-run concerns
It’s a well-known fact that AngularJS 2 comes on the back of some series of AngularJS frameworks. Google maintains and most importantly uses Angular in particular, to almost every of its products. So, AngularJS 2 inevitably comes under the resource of Google, Which means that longevity is very much there. Customers can tend to rely on their services for all sort of extensions leading their businesses into the future. Aurelia, on the other hand, is developed by a company called Blue spire. Nonetheless, it’s not an area of concern as Aurelia has been most welcomed by many and has a good adoption rate to show for that.
Going downright by the distinctiveness of Aurelia alone won’t work well in choosing between the two. It would be really unfair to solely declare either one as the best. It all comes down to how well the application works. on that note, both seems to have served the purpose reasonably well.