Angular is one of the most popular web development frameworks in the market – and for good reason. Created by Google, this client-side TypeScript-based framework follows the MVC pattern, which provides you with a reliable and fast way to develop single web applications, ranging from simple apps to sophisticated solutions with millions of users. 

Angular (commonly referred to as "Angular 2+" or "Angular v2 and above") is a TypeScript-based free and open-source web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations. Angular is a complete rewrite from the same team that built AngularJS. Angular is used as the frontend of the MEAN stack, consisting of MongoDB database, Express.js web application server framework, Angular itself (or AngularJS), and Node.js server runtime environment.