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Long Term Support for Angular Announced at ng-conf 2017

by David Iffland on  Apr 07, 2017

During the 2017 ng-conf keynote, Igor Minar and Steven Fluin took the time to showcase the softer side of Angular. With all major technical topics in the rearview mirror, the focus was on the community and how Angular will evolve over time. Long Term Support for Angular v4 was announced.

Angular 4.0 Released with a Focus on Shrinking App Size

by David Iffland on  Mar 28, 2017

Google released version 4.0 of their popular Angular JavaScript framework, focusing on shrinking the size of the generated code and keeping the framework on a streamlined release schedule.

Ionic 2 Brings Performance Improvements and New Native Plugin System

by James Chesters on  Jan 28, 2017

The Ionic team has released version 2.0 of its JavaScript framework, bringing with it new components, features, and tools, including a new native plugin system. Ionic co-founder Max Lynch, describes how Ionic apps benefit from a significantly faster Angular 2, giving them an "inherent performance improvement out of the box."

CanJS 3.0 Release Breaks Framework into Smaller Modules

by James Chesters on  Dec 20, 2016

Bitovi has released version 3.0 of JavaScript framework CanJS. CEO Justin Meyer said the release "ultimately represents an understanding and embrace of CanJS's identity — adapt or die."

Angular 2.3.0 Released; Naming Guidelines Explained

by James Chesters on  Dec 15, 2016 1

Google has announced the release of Angular 2.3, including the first version of the Angular Language Service, and explained the naming conventions for Angular 4 onwards.

NativeScript 2.4 Brings Web Workers Specification

by James Chesters on  Nov 28, 2016

NativeScript 2.4 has been released with support for the Web Workers specification, along with Angular 2.2, Node 6, ES6, and ES7.

Angular 1.X Usage Banned in Firefox Extensions

by David Iffland on  Oct 24, 2016

A developer found out the hard way that they had built their Firefox browser extension on banned technology. Angular 1.X has been banned for use in Firefox extensions as long as a security vulnerability exists in the way Angular interacts with the extension and the displayed web page.

Aurelia's Rob Eisenberg Joins Microsoft

by David Iffland on  Sep 26, 2016 2

Rob Eisenberg, the creator of Aurelia, the alternative JavaScript framework, has taken a job with Microsoft leaving some in the community to wonder how well supported Aurelia will be in the future. Members of the Aurelia team have said that there should not be a big change.

NativeScript 2.2 Introduces Webpack for Angular 2 Projects

by James Chesters on  Aug 23, 2016 1

NativeScript 2.2 has been released with upgraded UI, support for iOS10 Beta 3 and introducing Webpack for the Angular 2 based projects. The major release brings a raft of tooling updates, including the decision to use Webpack for the Angular 2 based projects.

Aurelia JavaScript Framework Hits 1.0, Looks to the Future

by David Iffland on  Aug 11, 2016 3

The JavaScript framework Aurelia has reached its 1.0 release and has emerged as an alternative to the Angular vs. React debate. Its goal is to provide a standards-based, modular framework with minimal boilerplate and ceremony.

Meteor 1.4 Release Updates Node and MongoDB

by James Chesters on  Aug 02, 2016

Version 1.4 of Meteor has been released, with major updates to Node and MongoDB. Zoltan Olah, Meteor's director of customer success, said the release "focuses on long term stability for the platform, continues our work to align Meteor with the wider JavaScript ecosystem, and positions us to work closer with the community than ever before."

Angular Mobile Toolkit Tries to Make Web Apps Feel Native

by David Iffland on  May 10, 2016 3

A new part of Angular 2, the Angular Mobile Toolkit, brings together tools and techniques to help developers make their web apps feel more native. In a session at ng-conf 2016, Jeff Cross and Alex Rickabaugh showed how to use three of these techniques to build a "progress web app".

NativeScript 2.0 Release Brings Mobile App Development with Angular 2

by James Chesters on  May 10, 2016 2

NativeScript 2.0 has been released, integrating with AngularJS 2.0 to allow developers to write native mobile applications for iOS and Android. The release brings developers "an unprecedented code reuse story between [their] web and native mobile app," Valio Stoychev says.

Deep Dive into New Angular Compiler at ng-conf 2016

by David Iffland on  May 05, 2016

The day 2 keynote at ng-conf 2016 provided a deep dive into the new offline compiler and showcased some of the directions Angular 2 is moving towards in the future.

Three Development Patterns of Angular Universal

by David Iffland on  May 04, 2016

At the 2016 ng-conf, Jeff Whelpley and Patrick Stapleton showed off Angular Universal, the ability to render an Angular app on the server. Often, there are a few patterns that Angular Universal projects run into. Whelpley and Stapleton show off how to deal with three of those patterns.

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