10 December 2021

End-of-Life for Angular JS: What Are the Consequences for Your Website?

In ultimo 2021, the long lifespan of AngularJS has reached its end. If your website runs on AngularJS, maybe now is the time to change web framework.


Mikael Nordgren


11 years has passed since Google launched AngularJS in October 2010 – a web framework with the purpose of making development of great websites easier and faster than the world had ever seen. In many people’s opinion Google reached their goal, as AngularJS for several years was one of the most frequently used web frameworks.

The competition from other frameworks increased, and AngularJS lost terrain. As a result, Google introduced a new and improved web framework in 2016 and named it Angular. Besides the name, however, the new framework does not share many features with its predecessor.

Today, AngularJS is still used by many programmers and companies all around the globe. But after 11 solid years, the framework is coming to an end, as Google announced that support for AngularJS stops in ultimo of 2021.

Learn more about the support status for AngularJS here.

My Website Uses AngularJS – What’s Next?
If your company’s website is built on AngularJS, then perhaps now is the time to consider changing your web framework. Without support, you risk having a website that won’t work on the long run. Simultaneously, no new updates will be launched which may cause severe issues with functionality and safety on your website.

However, end-of-life for AngularJS does not necessarily mean that your website will suffer from crucial consequences. The most important thing is that you start looking into alternative solutions.

Luckily, there are many options to consider:

  • If your web solution isn’t critical for your business, it’s possible to keep using AngularJS until your website crashes. This may be quite a gamble, but if serious safety issues occur, Google may still consider fixing them.

  • Replace AngularJS with a modern web framework. Some of the most popular alternatives counts Angular, React, or Vue. Exactly which framework is the right fit for your company depends on your solution as well as other technologies in use.

  • Replacing AngularJS can be a demanding project. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to achieve an even better solution for your project. In our experience, many of our customers in Novataris choose to implement a more modern and future-proof solution such as Contentful – the leading headless CMS – combined with a new web framework. This results in a significantly better performance on your site, while your development process will become much easier and faster.

  • If you’ve already decided to rewrite your web components, why not consider updating your web design too? At Novataris, we collaborate with leading Danish design agencies that will help your brand grow and add a world-class look and feel to your online solution.

Need Help Moving Forward?
We’re always open to have a casual talk about your business, and to make a thorough technical analysis of your current web solution. We’ll present you with suggestions for alternative solutions as well as an estimate of investment size. Free of charge, of course.