Angular is a frontend framework created by Google. It is a popular solution for large enterprise websites that plan to scale their site quickly. All in all, Angular offers great runtime performance and is fit to be the backbone for complex, revenue-generating websites with heavy traffic, such as eCommerce and Travel websites.
Angular comes with a bunch of built-in capabilities, including:
SFCC offers two APIs are: Open Commerce API (OCAPI) and Commerce Cloud API (CCAPI) which is in beta.
The Open Commerce API (OCAPI) is a RESTful API used by SFCC which consists of three component APIs:
OCAPI is a fairly robust API, however if your site is still on Pipelines architecture you may have a harder time integrating your existing customizations with OCAPI. In those cases use synthetic APIs and migrate that functionality to OCAPI at a later date. CCAPI layer in beta seems promising, but it is too early to judge the extent in which it will support speedy headless storefronts.
Layer0 lets you deliver your Angular website on Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC) in sub-seconds. The average website on Layer0 sees median page loads of 320ms, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). Bear in mind though that Layer0 is much more than a website accelerator. It is a Jamstack platform for dynamic website / eCommerce. Layer0 makes websites faster for users and simpler for frontend developers. The platform was built specifically for large-scale, database-driven, revenue-generating websites and provides the following key benefits:
With Layer0, your Angular SFCC storefront will run in sub-second speeds and your developers will be empowered to control edge caching and reduce rework using the various developer productivity tools that come with the platform.
Check out Shoe Carnival, a sub-second Salesforce Commerce Cloud website on Layer0. The shoe retailer has reduced page loads by 92%, outperforms 98% of leading websites and increased revenue by 40% on Layer0.
If you're currently using Angular, use the this guide to deploy your Angular app on Layer0 and get sub-second loads in as soon as 1 hour of work.
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