What standalone components mean for Angular
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Abdella Ali and Ben Hofferber discuss the Angular team's new Standalone Components RFC (Request For Comment) and what it means for today's Angular architects.
Standalone Components are part of Angular's efforts to adapt to a model where developers can lean into the web tooling available, like Webpack. Components, as written today, work but allow developers to bundle many components into large shared modules, which quickly get out of hand and challenge the structure of the architecture. Teams looking to reduce the chance for large refactors as they develop today need to lean into custom lint rules, advanced tooling, or other practices that keep their teams from getting into these difficult positions.
Architects looking to future-proof their architecture can rely on the SCAM (Single Component Angular Module) Pattern. This pattern enables developers to tie components directly to an individual module with exact dependencies for the component. As Angular evolves with a focus on component-based architectures, we see this pattern better preparing teams for the path ahead.
Listen to our entire conversation for more details on how Angular arrived at this decision and the challenges facing teams today.
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