Angular 2 is a platform for building web and mobile applications.So we can build variety of applications in angular 2 from web applications to mobile applications.
Following are some of the distinguishing features of Angular 2.
Applications developed in Angular 2 have wider reach:
Angular JS 2.0 is designed with approach mobile first.
We can create applications for the web using Angular 2 which will work on different platform such as iOS and windows.
Responsive applications for web and mobile
Angular 2 web applications are responsive so that they will work on different devices.
Native applcations for ios and android
Native mobile applications are optimized for specific mobile platforms such as iOS and Android.So native mobile applications build with angular are better in terms of performance.
Angular works with Typescript which is a strongly language.By using TypeScript developers can develop object oriented applications in Angular 2.TypeScript allows developers to use language features such as classes and interfaces while developing Angular 2 applications.
Server side rendering
Server side rendering improves the speed of page rendering since the rendering happens on the server instead of client.So if the page is being rendered on a mobile device then server side rendering could have significant impact on the page load time.
Server side rendering improves the initial page load time on the server.
Also in some scenarios initial page load could be very slow:
- if there is a slow web service call
- if the rendered html is complicated
Server side rendering is useful in such scenarios.
Also server side rendering is better from SEO perspective.
Faster web applications.
Angular 2 is 2.5 times faster than angular 1
Less learning curve