Angular framework: companies that use it, benefits, peculiarities

Angular is a framework supported and branded by Google, on which many websites, web applications, and mobile applications are based.

The versatility of Angular and its architecture made it very popular, liked by developers and sought after by employers. Angular websites are nice-looking and convenient. What specific advantages does Angular have?

The basis

As we know, JavaScript is the easiest language to learn. Its extreme simplicity allows you to master the basics in a few days. That’s why it gained such great popularity despite the initial resentment from the older generation of programmers.

Thanks to professional frameworks and libraries, JavaScript can be found everywhere today, both on the so-called backend (i.e., on the server side), mainly due to the Node.js framework, and on the frontend side (client-browser), here, thanks to Angular. But that’s not all. JavaScript is now widely used even in creating mobile and desktop applications, i.e., those installed on computers.

Thanks to the basis of this language, Angular gains affordability and lessens the barrier to entering this technology. Angular 100% supports the JavaScript language extension, which is TypeScript. In fact, after writing our application in TypeScript, we only have to compile it to the appropriate version of JavaScript.

Angular enforces good practices

Thanks to code division into modules and services, many basic good practices for programmers are already implemented at the framework level. It has been known for a long time that the built components should not be strongly interconnected because it prevents the possibility of reusing the code, causes an unforeseen escalation of errors, and hinders the so-called refactoring, i.e., non-functional changes in the code.

With its structure and functions, Angular encourages you to build maximally separated components. This is also facilitated by support for injecting dependencies so that the component does not have to create the services it needs on its own and thus does not even need to know their implementation (which, again, supports better separation).

Angular is a good step into any environment

Angular is cross-platform. What does it mean? Take a look at what we can create with its help:

  • Websites – with elements of interactivity and logic.
  • Web applications – with access to external services and databases, as well as progressive web applications (PWA – progressive web applications).
  • Mobile applications – thanks to additional libraries such as Cordova in Angular, we can write mobile applications – completely native, both for iOS and Android.
  • Desktop applications – using Angular, we can also write applications for a computer, installed and uninstalled, and that can refer to the functions of the operating system and local devices.

Pretty good for one environment, right? The time spent learning Angular is unlikely to be wasted. The framework also has excellent support – even the already outdated first version (completely different in its structure and called Angular.JS for the variety) has support until 2021. At the moment, the latest version of Angular is version 14.

However, Angular’s popularity does not mean anyone can handle it. The framework requires deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript and experience with modular architecture. SECL Group has been working with Angular for a long time; in particular, it is one of our core technologies. We decided to select popular high-load projects created with the help of Angular to show where it is used and why.


It is definitely the biggest freelance marketplace worldwide. Angular was used here to provide responsiveness on different devices.

Upwork + Angular:

  • Navigation was made easier. Moreover, the interaction between users was made much easier.
  • The ability to integrate third-party services.
  • An impressive selection of systems for money transfers was integrated.

What was used:

  • Angular, PHP and Java, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon RDS.


The site of one of the most widely read financial magazines in the world, has more than 100 million user visits per month. The Forbes site features a responsive interface and rapid page loading. All the articles are updated automatically within several seconds. As we can see, Angular is great for developing such high-load applications.

Forbes + Angular:

  • Good performance on any device due to code reuse.
  • Continuous browsing of articles that organically appear as you scroll through the website.
  • Simplified maintenance.
  • Enormous opportunities for growth and improvement.

What was used:

  • Java, Angular, MongoDB.


Google used Angular to modernize Gmail in 2009. The service was turned into a single-page application. It was made possible to update information without reloading. Offline access was made possible.

The Gmail email client has billions of accounts. And this is the best confirmation of the power and reliability of Angular.

Gmail + Angular:

  • User-friendly interface.
  • Excellent UX.
  • Updating data without reloading the page.
  • It was made possible to access content offline.
  • The ability to integrate Google Hangouts into applications built on Angular out of the box.

What was used:

  • C++, Java, Angular, Cloud Bigtable.


As you can see, lots of facts show that Angular is worth including in your website’s tech stack. If any help is needed, contact experienced developers: they will help you cope with any difficulties.