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:
Omni Commerce Connect (OCC) is SAP Commerce Cloud's REST based API that can be used to implement shopping, account management, checkout, and even administration flows in an application. However, many enterprise sites have significantly customized their controller logic and those customizations may need to be re-created in client side code or the separate OCC controllers. Unfortunately, this can add additional effort when migrating to an OCC based solution, like Spartacus, but synthetic APIs can reduce this workload. Synthetic APIs can be found on Layer0, along with AMP and SSR technology to optimize website speed for websites running on the platform.
Layer0 lets you deliver your Angular storefront on SAP Commerce Cloud at sub-second speeds in a matter of hours. The average website on Layer0 see median speeds of 320ms loads, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (an important metric in Google's Core Web Vitals). Layer0, however, is much more than merely a website accelerator. It is a Jamstack platform for eCommerce. Layer0 makes websites faster for users and simpler for frontend developers. The platform was built specifically for large-scale, database-driven websites such as eCommerce and Travel and includes the following benefits:
With Layer0, your Angular SAP Commerce Cloud store 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 Annie Selke, a SAP Commerce Cloud website on Layer0. This mid-sized retailer is outranking eCommerce giants like Amazon, Wayfair, and Williams-Sonoma for key phrases in the search engines on Layer0 with 300ms average page loads.
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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