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Choosing a JavaScript Framework by Pam Selle, Tim Ruffles, Christopher Hiller, Jamie White

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Chapter 3. Frameworks: AngularJS

The rise of AngularJS

AngularJS is the fastest-growing JavaScript framework in the field. Popularized by Google, its popularity grew rapidly in 2013. AngularJS was originally written by Misko Hevery and Adam Abrons. Hevery continued on the project while working at Google, and more developers at Google joined the project over time. AngularJS has 800+ contributors (Igor Minar has become a major contributor) and the 1.0 version was released in 2013.

The framework developed from the idea that JavaScript applications should not be written in the same way as server-side applications. ...

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