NG-CONF 2017 Day Three Highlights

Keynote Brad Green spent some time discussing how Google as a company is fully embracing Angular as an application development framework. In fact, the goal is to have all web application development within Google to be using Angular by the end of 2017. He also explained that it makes sense for them to invest so…

NG-CONF 2017 Day Two Highlights

Day Two changes things up from the Day One and Day Three single-track format. There are breakout sessions focused on a specific topic as well as chances to sit down and ask questions of others who have expertise in Angular, including members of the Angular team themselves. It’s a good chance to listen to how…

NG-CONF 2017 Day One Highlights

I’m glad to be back again at ng-conf in Salt Lake City. I’ve used Angular since the very beginning and it continues to get better. Here are some of the highlights that stood out to me from the first day of the conference. Keynote During the keynote, there was discussion about gauging the success of…

NG-Conf 2016 – Day Three Wrap Up

The last day of ng-conf 2016 continued with lots of great information. Some highlights: Daniel Rosenwasser gave a good overview of TypeScript and a little bit of its history. He also demonstrated benefits of using TypeScript with Javascript directly. It can be beneficial in catching things in regular Javascript code (serving a similar purpose to…

The Future of Angular2, and More Updates From NG-Conf 2016

Some highlights of day two of ng-conf 2016: Day two started with a focus on the future of Angular2. No, they didn’t announce Angular3, but they did focus on the work they are finishing up and looking towards the future. For example, work is in progress to build an offline compiler for Angular2 applications. This…

Highlights From Angular’s NG-Conf 2016

I just finished up the first day of ng-conf 2016 and as usual, it has been a great informative conference. Thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and Angular team members for all your efforts. Here are some highlights from today: Brad Green’s keynote address, of course, covered the big picture of the Angular development work. The…

Using Redux to Manage Angular2 Application State

In this post, I want to focus on managing application state. In the example application, I tried to create an application that had a reasonably complex user interface (“complex” is relative here, of course). The user interface needed to show where changes in one area of the page had immediate impact on other areas. If…

Angular2 Series

As we add posts in the Angular2 series, this post will get updated. Big Ideas Behind Angular2 Container and Presentation Components in Angular2 Yes, I used jQuery in my Angular2 application Using Redux to Manage Angular2 Application State  

Yes, I Used jQuery in My Angular2 Application

An astute observer has probably noticed that I’m using jQuery in my Angular2 example application. “The horror! Revoke his Angular2 license now!!” I’m in no way saying this is a best practice or even a good practice. Including jQuery is not required or even desirable for most Angular2 applications. Angular1 had a dependency on jQuery…

Container and Presentation Components in Angular2

Angular2 has a strong emphasis on components. An application is made up of a tree of components, starting from the root component and working down to child components. This helps to organize your application into logical and manageable pieces. Complex user interface can be broken down into smaller components, assembling them together, to better organize…

Big Ideas Behind Angular2

When I first started using AngularJS (way back in version 0.8, I believe), I was continually impressed at what it could do. The team I was working with at the time had many discussions on how this young framework could be used effectively within our project. We found ourselves experimenting with different techniques and slowly…

Angular Benchpress and Performance Tests

Ben Nadel wrote a blog post that explored the performance of rendering a large dataset using Angular (version one) and React. It was a good post and demonstrated the perceptible difference between an Angular 1 application and a React application. The example application (found here) was intended to give a feel for this performance difference.…