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The Basics of Cybersecurity

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Cybersecurity becomes the most important part of online appearences. No place is ever safe, whether in physical spaces or the sites you frequent online. The material belongings you dearly protect in the physical world are equivalent to your data on the Internet. This is the same type of information that big companies like Facebook collect and capitalize on for profit. It’s a big deal, and everybody who surfs the web must know how to protect it.

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a system of techniques and layers of protection to shield your data from malicious cyberattacks. The online content you consume and the networks you use are vulnerable to different kinds of cyberattacks. Therefore, the layer of protection you need will depend on your online consumption.

What are the common types of cyberattacks?

Malware attack

Trojan, adware and spyware are kinds of malware attacks. They usually come in the form of attachments. Say you receive an email or a text message saying you should download an attached file. This is the most common way cyber attackers get to your data. The attachments contain a virus that can corrupt the device you use to download it.

Phishing attack

This is a strategy that hackers use to steal your important login credentials like your bank details. The attack is masqueraded as a legitimate message from a trusted institution like your bank or a government agency. Phishing attacks usually contain a link along with an instruction for you to verify your information on a fake site.

Password attack

Passwords like “ABC123” or your birth date are easy to guess. A normal human being with no tech expertise can crack a common password. Hackers use password cracking tools to make the process even easier. After all, there can only be so many combinations using the alphabet and numbers.

How do you protect your online data?

Knowing the types of cyberattacks you are vulnerable to is the first step in implementing basic cybersecurity.

You must never download any attachments or files from untrusted networks. Do not believe emails saying you won an online game when you never entered one in the first place.

Learn how to identify safe URLs. Inspect the official emails you get from your bank and ensure that you only transact using official channels.

Use a unique string of alphanumeric characters as your password. Never use the same password on multiple sites as an added layer of protection.

Install a firewall. It is a virtual wall separating your device from the internet and filters the traffic coming in and out of it. Download antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware programs to your devices. 

Your social media accounts are not safe, too. Use two-factor authentication for logging in. check your privacy settings for each social media account.

Be careful when connecting to a public access wifi. Sensitive activities like sending money and accessing bank accounts must only be done using a secure, private network.

Have separate email accounts for different uses–personal communication, bank transactions, work purposes, shopping, and social media logins.

To protect your data, you must make it difficult for unauthorized access to prosper.

 

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Microsoft Word's Most Helpful Features

Tuesday, 02 August 2022

 

Among all Microsoft Office apps, Word has to be the most widely used, whether in the corporate, academic, or personal setup. Word alone is a potential tool, but only if used right. The following are the most helpful features of Microsoft Word worth exploring.

Type anywhere on the document

Microsoft went through all the trouble to make writing a document in Word very much like writing on paper. With a pen and paper, you can write anywhere you want. Well, you can do that on Word, too, but most people keep tapping on the space bar or Tab to get to the part of the page they want to write on. 

This easy feature was added in Microsoft XP. Just double-click anywhere on the screen, and you can start writing wherever you want.

Even if there is already an existing text, double clicking on any part of the doc will let you start a new text block.

Arrange a list in alphabetical or chronological order

Got a list of names you need to be arranged in alphabetical order? There is no need to go to Google to look for a sorting website or to open Excel.

Simply highlight the text you want to be arranged, then click on the “Sort” button on the Home panel of Word. You can choose to arrange the text in ascending or descending order. You can do the same to dates and numbers. You can even arrange headings, paragraphs, and fields.

Add citations

Can’t remember which goes first in an APA reference list, the author or the title? Which one is italicized? You don’t need the stylebook with you when writing in Word.

Go to the References tab, then click on “Insert Citation”. Choose “Add New Source” for every reference. All entries will be automatically listed under the “Insert Citation” tab. Select one of the references when you need to add an in-text citation.

 

You can generate the whole list of references at the end of your document by clicking on “Biography” under the References tab. The biography will automatically be in alphabetical order and proper indentation rules.

Use shortcuts

Save hours on executing tasks by memorizing shortcuts. Here are a few you should know:

      To insert a page break, press Command or Control plus Enter.

      To open the “Find” tab, press Command or Control plus F

      To start a bullet list, simply type an asterisk (*), then press the space bar

      To change the case of the text, press Shift plus F3

Insert placeholder text

Sometimes, you need a space in your document to be filled with placeholder text.

You can do that by typing “=lorem (P,L)” and pressing Enter. Replace “P” with the number of paragraphs and “L” with the number of lines you want. The placeholder text will be the “lorem ipsum” you are familiar with.

Word can also insert random sentences if you type in “=rand (P, L) then press Enter.”

Word is a powerful tool once you familiarize yourself with all its helpful tools. Start memorizing these 5 features for a better Word experience.

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4 Elements of a Strong Keyword for SEO

Saturday, 23 July 2022

If the word “used baseball bat” gets around 20,000 searches every month and the word “bat swings” only gets 1,000, you know which one is better in terms of demand. 

However, this is just the first element and is not exactly the best indicator of a strong keyword. One reason is the click rate. Some keywords have high demand, but people don’t really click on the pages because they already see what they need without doing so. 

 

Traffic potential

Traffic potential is the amount of traffic you could get if you were in the top 1 spot. You can use website explorers to see how many sites visits the current top 1 gets.

 

Business potential

Besides the first two, you also have to look at the keyword and consider the value it brings to your business. Since you sell affordable baseball bats, you have a lot of content to play around with where you can link your products. Rank them according to the value they provide to your business.

The keywords “affordable baseball bats”, “baseball bats for beginners”, and “best baseball bats” are all good, but “best baseball players of all time” may be far from your goals.

 

Search intent

You must also match the searchers’ intent when thinking of keywords to use. In the first example, “baseball bats” resulted in a mix of e-commerce category pages, images, news, and a Wikipedia page. Adding the word “affordable” changed the page results to just videos and e-commerce pages. The searchers’ intent is likely to shop. Therefore, if you use “affordable baseball bats” in a listicle blog, it won’t likely rank.

You can start with a bunch of keywords and filter them by checking if they pass this 4-item list. If they do, another filter to use is ranking difficulty. This is where you will have a thorough assessment of your competitors. How many backlinks do they have? What is their domain rating? How long is the content?

Search engine optimization is not an easy process. It takes months for you to see results if your strategy is working. Fortunately, there are tons of online tools to help you with each step of your SEO quest. 

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5 Underrated Features of Gmail

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Possibly, every person on the globe uses an email service. Another possibility is that it’s Gmail. For 18 years now, Google has been the dominant email service provider ever since it offered Gmail to the public in 2004.

The 1.5 billion users of Gmail surely find it convenient and user-friendly since it’s free. However, not a lot maximizes the helpful features that Google affords its users. They treat it as just another normal messaging app, but more for professional use and for Facebook signups. However, Gmail is more than that, and here are the reasons why.

Unsend an email

You just sent an email and you think it sounded too formal, aggressive, or casual? With Gmail, you don’t have to wish for a time machine. However, you can only do so for 7 seconds after you hit the send button.

If you think that’s too short, you can actually extend it up to 30 seconds so you have ample time to turn back on your decision to send an email next time.

On your app or the website: Settings >General >Undo Send >30 seconds

Set a template

Do you need to type out the same reply a lot of times in a week? There is a way around it other than copying and pasting the text from your sticky notes.

On your app or the website: Settings >Advanced >Enable templates

Then, create a draft, click the three dots on the upper right (on the app) or the lower right on the website), and then select the template. Name your template, then save it.

Schedule an email

Working with people across the globe? You can send them a message while you’re asleep. When you compose an email, click the down arrow icon next to “Send”.  Pick a time and date, then click on schedule send, and finally, sleep.

Search for a very specific email

Need to find the report from your boss? You forgot the date or time but you know for sure it was sent in pdf. On the search bar, put in “from:(insert name of your boss)” then “has pdf”. Gmail will display all emails you received from your boss that has pdf attachments.

You can also try:

  “to: (name of person)” for outbound messages

  “before/after: (specific date)” if you know the date you got or sent the message

  “in:(specific folder)” to check spam, sent, inbox, trash, or draft

You can combine these keywords to find the message more quickly.

Ignore messages

You also have the power to stop getting notifications from threads where you are accidentally or unfortunately included but of which you have no business knowing the specific details. Sometimes, people don’t know how to stop clicking on “Reply All”.

Open the email thread. Click the three dots, then gracefully click mute. Messages will be archived but you can still find them later on if you finally find the reason to know the specific details.

Life is easier if you take the time to learn the features already laid out for your convenience. Start with Gmail first.

 

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What is Web3? Is it really the future of the Internet?

Saturday, 09 July 2022

The Internet has evolved from being an auxiliary tool for daily living to becoming paradoxically life itself. The world has come to a point where owning a physically non-existent work of art is a lucrative act. NFTs or non-fungible tokens have taken the online world by surprise when these works of art sold for millions of dollars at auctions.

For proponents of Web3, this is a grand welcome.

What is the goal of Web3?

To understand Web3, an understanding of Web 1 and Web 2 is helpful.

What are Web 1 and Web 2?

Web 1 refers to the introductory stages of the internet where its use is limited to downloading information from static websites. Web 2, on the other hand, allowed both downloading and uploading of content. This is the social media era. Slowly, in Web 2, the internet space was dominated by business entities and user action became limited within online platforms.

With Web3, the ownership of the internet is given back to users. This is why it’s called “user-owned internet”. Currently, companies like Meta and Google own the majority of what users see and use on the web. Web3  aims to democratize the web and cut out big players which function as a middle man between the internet and the users like these two.

Facebook alone generates billions of income with the users’ attention as capital. These companies sell users’ attention to advertisers, but what do users get? Proponents of Web3 believe that users should be rewarded for their participation and that they deserve more than what they get from creating viral content on platforms like YouTube.

How will Web3 do this?

To cut out the middleman requires deregulation so here comes another use for blockchain technology. With this, every internet user becomes part-owner of the web. Payment systems wouldn’t need the approval of banks and would be done through cryptocurrency and NFTs. It is also a system built on a tokenized reward system.

 

Hypothetically, if something like Facebook would exist on Web3, instead of an initial public offering, the makers of the site would have tokens. Now, users who contribute content to the site would receive tokens, too, based on engagement. They can use these tokens in policy-making; they can vote on what rules should be applied on the site and more.

Is this possible?

Web3 proponents are positive that it is underway. In fact, the creation of blockchain technology is already a start. However, critics are raising red flags over some issues attached to the incentivization of online content. What kind of content would be incentivized in Web3? Even with regulation, YouTube is infested with clickbait content because of its monetization program. Critics worry that it would just escalate this kind of problem with a bigger incentive program.

At the rate the evolution of the internet is going, Web3 or not, users should buckle up for some massive change in the online landscape in the years to come.

 

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How to Properly Choose the Right Antivirus Software

Friday, 01 July 2022

From personal to business use, all computers need dependable antivirus software. The digital age is not free from attacks, in fact, cyber crimes caused monetary damage amounting to a whopping $4.2 billion in 2020 alone. The most vulnerable devices are desktop and laptop computers. The leading malware carrier is email.

These statistics should prompt everyone to be immediately on the lookout for reliable antivirus software in the market. It’s your cyber security at risk, so there is little to no room for experimenting. Go for names with a proven record. Don’t know where to start or what to look for? Below is a checklist you can follow.

 

Protection, Usability, and Performance

Your computer needs protection from a list of things. There are different kinds of malware such as ransomware, worms, spyware, rootkits, Trojans,  and more. Excellent antivirus software should be able to detect all these. After scanning your device, your antivirus tool should be able to identify the threats and get rid of them.

A good antivirus tool should not disrupt any of your activities by working in the background and only notifying you when it detects a threat. It must give you a warning when you are about to interact with a dangerous website or file.

You can refer to test scores from NSS Labs, AV-TEST, and AV-Comparatives when comparing antivirus software. These are independent labs that rank antivirus software based on protection, usability, and performance.

 

Scanning option feature

You don’t always have the time to do a full scan, so choose an antivirus tool that lets you do multiple scan options. Some antivirus software offers full scan, quick scan, and custom scan. Select one that gives you control over the scan duration and breadth.

 

Compatibility and speed

Keep in mind that there are compatibility requirements when choosing any software to use on your computer. Check the software’s compatibility with your personal computer by going to the company’s website where their information is usually displayed. Compare it with the configuration of your computer.

If you have devices in one ecosystem such as Apple, you may consider getting antivirus protection that can cover all your devices.

Check for speed reviews to make sure that the antivirus scanning won’t impede your work process. Sometimes, heavy scans can slow down your device which renders it unusable for long periods.

 

Customer support

There are basic antivirus tools you can get from the internet. They do the most basic job which can be enough for personal use. However, these free tools do not come with support when something goes wrong.

When you purchase an antivirus tool, choose one that provides 24/7 customer support. Make sure they are available through multiple communication platforms.

 

Privacy policy

You are essentially giving permission to an antivirus tool to guard your most private and personal files. It is important to go over the privacy policy of the provider you are choosing. Raise questions if you spot something you don’t understand or if you find something questionable.

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6 SEO Mistakes You Should be Avoiding in 2022

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

The year is 2022, and every business vies for one thing: the top spot on Google’s SERP or search engine results page.

When people want to try the best fried chicken in a new town, they go to Google to search it up. Whatever shows up as the top result is where they go to. That is how powerful Google is nowadays; it decides what is worth trying out or not.

Knowing this, if you own a fried chicken joint, you would want to earn that top spot. But how exactly would you do this? This is when search engine optimization (SEO) comes in.

When the pandemic hit, SEO became a necessary practice for most businesses. Transactions shifted online after the whole world population was not allowed to go out. Businesses put up their own websites to keep up with the trend. However, because of the tight competition, the necessity for SEO in the field of digital marketing became prominent.

 If you are not familiar with SEO yet, the following is a brief overview of how it works.

 

What is SEO?

SEO is a set of practices that aim to optimize your website so it becomes “attractive” to the eyes of Google. How Google determines who ranks number one in a search result page is not exactly clear. In fact, according to the tech giant itself, the criteria change from time to time. Google doesn’t release a set of guidelines, but somehow, there are proven practices to do it.

SEO’s main goal is to improve the ranking of a website in organic searches; organic meaning outside of the paid Google results. A website’s goal is to gain enough traffic, and when you rank first on Google results, you get a high chance of people viewing your website content.

There are two main ranking factors in SEO: on-page and off-page. On-page SEO factors are those found on your website. This covers the quality of blogs and other copies, the site speed, and the website structure among other things. The off-page ranking is more difficult to influence. This includes social media attention and the number of websites that link back to any of your content. The more your content is “cited” by other websites, the more you are going to look credible for Google. And as far as Google is concerned, you have to be credible enough to earn that top spot.

The bottom line is a good SEO strategy consists of a well-planned on-page and off-page SEO ranking strategy. Produce quality content that other websites will find credible. This content must be beneficial to the audience, of course. Improve your website’s speed. You have to find good keywords, too. Think from the perspective of a user. What keywords would you use if you want to find information on the best and most affordable gardening tool set?

 

6 SEO mistakes you should be avoiding in 2022

Now that you know how SEO generally works, here are a few things you should avoid when you try it out.

 

Not making effort to produce quality content

Again, the main goal of SEO is for Google to pick up your content and decide that it’s worth showing to people. Website owners, in their desire to rank first and make sales, forget that they have an actual audience to help and inform. Sometimes, their whole strategy just revolves around the best keywords to use, and not really on the quality of content they put out.

Remember, your audience is actual people, not Google’s index crawlers. That being said, never neglect the quality of content. Most especially, do not plagiarize. Do you think Google can’t detect that? There are actual free plagiarism checking sites that do that for free.

You need to publish around 500 to 600 words on average per blog article. Google needs enough content to work with to determine if you are an authority in the subject. If you only write a few sentences, it won’t be enough for Google to think that your content is actually helpful.

Stuffing your 500-word blog with lots of keywords will seem sketchy to Google, too, so make sure to strategically distribute the keywords all over the whole content.

 

Putting site speed at the bottom of your priorities

Google used to not care so much about site speed, but in 2017, it announced that its algorithms have incorporated site speed into the criteria.

But even without Google’s head’s up, it’s obvious that your site speed will affect your website’s performance. The digital age made people become used to fast speeds. No one likes to wait anymore.

If anyone searches up how to travel across Europe on a budget for a month, even if you have the best content out there, they won’t know. Plus, they probably won’t care because they will immediately press the exit button and look at the next website.

Google can help you measure your site speed. You can use Google’s PageSpeed Insight to check how your website performs by simply pasting your website's URL on the search bar. It will give you suggestions on the areas you need to improve to boost your site speed.

When your website loads pretty slowly, you can look at the images you use first. They may be the likely culprit. You can resize the images that you use or install plugins to do this for you. If you use WordPress, there are tons of useful plugins designed to do this.

 

Not paying attention to metadata

Your site’s metadata is what people see from the outside, right on the Google search results page. It contains the blog title or the page title and the description. It’s like an establishment’s facade.

A cafe can have the best tasting latte in the world, but only a few people will attempt to come in if the outside of the shop doesn’t look inviting. Or if people don’t think the coffee they are looking for is inside.

So what do you do if you own this cafe? You make the outside inviting, you put out a poster showing your best-sellers, or you display how many stars you get from Yelp or Zomato. 

The equivalent of that is what you do to your metadata. Only 50-60 characters can be seen from your page title so make sure to fit a nice title within that range. The keyword must show at the beginning of the title but, of course, it must sound natural. Your meta description should tell a user that the answer to their question is inside the page and if they click it, their life will change. Or for a less grand effect, they will find what they are looking for.

Don’t give away too much. You want to tease people enough so they click. Otherwise, you are not doing your website’s Click Through Rate a favor.

 

Not keeping people on your site long enough

So your metadata was enticing enough for people to click on it? Great! But keep in mind that it doesn’t do much if the user exits your page just after a few seconds. Your goal must be to make them hang around for a bit.

They must scroll down and click through your site. You can do this by adding a sensible call to action.

Let’s say that you sell baseball equipment. The article your visitor is checking is about how they can improve their batting skills. One part of the article should suggest an exercise where they will need certain equipment that you happen to be selling. Insert a call to action such as “check it here”, and when they click on it, it will take them to your items page where they can add the item to their cart.

Or you can also insert some related and helpful links to other content that you have on your website. It can be “beginner-friendly practice” which will take them to a content you wrote about the best bats for beginners.

Internal linking is an integral part of website structure so you must invest your time in it. It’s going to take a while because you must have enough content to work with. When you reach a good amount of content, always find an angle to link to them so no blog article goes to waste. Maximize your resources. You may need to zoom out from time to time to find good ways to interlink them.

 

Using the wrong keywords

If you search for “pet grooming” on Google, the search engine will come back with 2 billion results. If you have a pet grooming service and you want your website to be seen, using the keyword “pet grooming” in your content means that you are fighting for the top spot against 2 billion other websites. What are the odds of you getting that spot in this situation? Even if you don’t do the actual math, you know that the chances are slim.

Now, scroll down to the bottom of that result page. See the “related searches for pet grooming” phrase right there? In a saturated search query such as this one, Google tells you to go for more specific keywords. Now try to search for “pet grooming Oregon”. How many results came back? 92? Is that much easier to compete in than the 2 billion one from earlier? You don’t have to do the actual math again. 

Long-tail keywords are more specific and more helpful. However, more specific keywords mean fewer people search for them, hence, lower search volume. You can compensate for that by optimizing other pages on your website for other long-tail keywords. When you combine these keywords, you get more traffic in general than when you try to rank for general keywords.

 

Neglecting mobile-friendliness

When you search for the best fried chicken in town, chances are you do it on your phone. You are on your phone more than you are in front of your computer. So it makes sense that when you run a website, you make sure that it’s mobile friendly.

Another reason you should do it is that in 2018, Google announced that they are checking the mobile-friendliness of sites first to determine if they should rank. Mobile-first indexing makes every site owner make sure that their websites work just as well on smaller screens.

To check if your website is okay, you can use Google’s mobile-friendly test. Just like with the page speed, you just have to paste your website URL. Google will show you how easy or difficult it is for mobile users to navigate your page.

You can also check it yourself. Go to your website on your phone and check out all pages, buttons, and features. How fast do they load? How do they look on a smaller screen? Is the structure okay or is it confusing?

Small details can annoy customers and make them ultimately leave. For example, if they cannot find the cancel order button or if the add to bag icon is too big, that can be a huge turn-off. Small things matter when it comes to these things.

When you make your website mobile-friendly, you're also working towards future-proofing your site. We’re in an era where smartphones just become more important parts of everyday life year on year.

 

The bottom line

Putting yourself in the shoes of the people you are marketing to is a great help when you are trying to come up with a sound SEO strategy. It’s a lot of work. You will spend lots of time making plans and testing them out. You’ll go through a series of trials and errors. But reaching the goal of being on the first page of Google’s SERP will be rewarding.

It’s tedious but you don’t want any of these mistakes to cost you the ranking you are aiming for. For now, just focus on creating helpful content, making your website friendly to all types of users, do not neglect your site speed, and try to use the right keywords.

 

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Top 13 Angular 13 Features

Friday, 03 June 2022

Angular has been the primary open-source web framework for web applications. Modernizations and improvements to the program allow web developers to build attractive and functional websites. From working using "Ivy Everywhere" to complete removal from the engine for view, that's how we will start our journey into learning about the latest version of Angular, i.e., Angular 13.

Since its introduction in 2010, the Angular community of developers has been continuously working to provide frequent updates and improvements to the Angular framework. Angular launched the brand new Angular 13 on the 3rd of November 2021.

When compared to the previous versions that we have seen, it's one of the most effective and well-planned updates for a widely used web framework based on TypeScript.

 

Top Angular 13 Features

Below you will find a curated list of the best features of Angular 13.

 

1. Relationship with NodeJS

The Angular framework is not supporting versions before v12.20.0. Web developers may encounter problems when installing various software working with older versions. 16.14.2 is the latest stable version of NodeJS. To ensure a smooth installation of your project, it is advised to install the most current versions of NodeJS.

 

2. Updates regarding TypeScript

They've ended support for TypeScript 4.2 or 4.3 in the latest angular versions. They are now able to support TypeScript 4.4 for angular 13. It allows us to utilize a variety of amazing features in the language. One of the major changes in TypeScript 4.4 that's advantageous to Angular applications is that it doesn't implement setters and getters, which would have created the same type.

The key features that are included in the TypoScript 4.4 are:

  • Increased detection of guards for type.
  • Default catch variables.
  • More rapid incremental builds.
  • The flow of control for conditions can be studied.
  • Template string pattern and symbol index signatures.

 

3. No Support for View Engine

Angular 13 is not compatible with the View Engine. The new version is 100 percent Ivy. The absence of View Engine-specific metadata or any other output formats that were previously used removes the codebase complexity and maintenance costs of Angular 13.

The framework has changed every internal program to Ivy before it transitioned and can be carried out seamlessly. Ivy makes every component work in a single order and speeds up the development process.

There is no longer a requirement to use the ngcc (Angular compatible compiler) for libraries developed with the most recent APF version. The team working on development can expect a more speedy compilation process because there is no longer a need for summary and metadata files.

 

4. Enhancement to Angular Test:

The Angular team has implemented modifications to TestBed, which is currently functioning effectively to degrade the test environment and modules following each test. The DOM is now cleaned following every test. Developers can anticipate faster, more efficient, less intensive memory, less interdependent, and more optimized tests.

 

5. Routing Changes:

Routing is a tool that assists its users to manage to switch between one view and another. It allows for easy navigation by interpreting a URL for a web browser as an indication to switch the display.

In the most recent update, the router is no longer replacing the URL of the browser when the existing navigation is canceled by the new navigation. There were some compatibility issues with earlier versions of Angular, mostly related to query parameters.

For instance, if you put question marks in the query parameters using the default URL serializer will drop everything. The most recent update, however, improves compatibility between query parameters with question marks.

 

6. Inline Support for Adobe Fonts

In Angular 13. line fonts can boost your application's performance by increasing the speed of The First Contentful Paint. We can now gain access to every resource via default. However, we must issue the ng updates command.

 

7. Angular CLI

The Angular CLI is an essential element in the Angular puzzle. Angular CLI assists in standardizing the procedure of dealing with the complexity of the current web development industry by minimizing the difficulty of these processes on a vast scale.

Since the launch of Angular 13, this framework has had a built-in persistent cache as a standard feature that saves the built-in output to disk. In turn, the development process can accelerate.In addition, you have total control over whether or not to enable this feature in your existing Angular applications.

 

8. Improvements to the testing of angular angles:

The Angular team has made important modifications to TestBed that accurately remove the test environment and modules following every test. Because the DOM is now clean after testing, programmers can anticipate higher-quality and less interdependent tests, which are less memory-intensive.

 

9. Designing dynamic components:

An Ivy-enabled API change released in Angular 13 is a more efficient method of dynamically building components. ViewContainerRef.create component no longer requires an instantiated factory to construct a component (you no longer need to use ComponentFactoryResolver).

The improved ViewContainerRef.create component API makes it possible to create dynamic components with less boilerplate code. Below is an example of creating dynamic components using an earlier version of Angular.

 

10. Version 7.4 of RxJS:

This Angular 13 update adds RxJS, a reactive extension for JavaScript, and covers the latest versions of RxJS including up to the 7th version. For applications created using the new ng, RxJS 7.4 is now the default. Current RxJS v6.x apps will need to be updated manually with the NPM install rxjs@7.4 command. You can always count on RxJS 7 to create new projects. For the migration of existing projects, they must remain in their current versions of RxJS 6.

 

11. IE 11 was removed:

Angular does not provide support for Internet Explorer 11 as of version 13. Eliminating IE 11 is positive because it leads to smaller bundle sizes and quicker application loading. Additionally, Angular can now use modern browser features such as CSS variables and web-based animations using native web APIs as a result of these improvements. Apps load faster due to the upgraded API and the absence of specific polyfills for IE. Also, it will eliminate the need for differential loading. Better APIs and infrastructures will benefit developers, and clients will gain speedier loading and a better user experience. When a project is being moved or you are transferring your project, using the ng update will eliminate these IE-specific polyfills and reduce the size of the bundle.

 

Top Angular 13 Features: The Conclusion

It would be the best choice to give Angular 13 a chance now that you are familiar with the major updates and features. Every six months, the Angular team releases a new version update. You can upgrade to version 13 if you're still using Angular v12 to create stunning apps that conform to or even exceed modern web development standards.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and hopefully some of its information can be helpful for your future projects/endeavors.

 

 

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