Angular Material 2.0.0 beta 10 released

Over 140 bugfixes, breaking changes, new features are available in new major version
30 August 2017   3363

New release of Angular Material is available now. Version 2.0.0 is major and provides giant amount of cool new stuff.

What is Angular Material? 

Material Design components for Angular. The goal is to build a set of high-quality UI components built with Angular and TypeScript, following the Material Design spec. These components will serve as an example of how to write Angular code following best practices.

"High-quality" means:

  • Internationalized and accessible so that all users can use them.
  • Straightforward APIs that don't confuse developers.
  • Behave as expected across a wide variety of use-cases without bugs.
  • Behavior is well-tested with both unit and integration tests.
  • Customizable within the bounds of the Material Design specification.
  • Performance cost is minimized.
  • Code is clean and well-documented to serve as an example for Angular devs.

What's new in version 2.0.0? 

  • Over 140 bug fixes
  • Nested menus
  • Autocomplete supports md-optgroup
  • Overlay moved to @angular/cdk
  • New component MdSelectionList
  • md-input-container renamed to md-form-field (while still being backwards compatible)
  • Almost all components now use OnPush change detection (dialog being the exception)
  • You can now get back the EmbeddedViewRef when attaching a TemplatePortal
  • MdSidenav has been split into MdSidenav and MdDrawer. The MdSidenav is now meant to be used for top-level application navigation, while the drawer is meant to be used for more local split views. While there are no differences introduced between the two in this release, future releases will see different features added to each

Major changes:

  • Imports from @angular/cdk are now scoped to a specific sub-package. For example, if you previously had:
import {LiveAnnouncer, Overlay, Directionality} from '@angular/cdk';

You will now need to write:

import {LiveAnnouncer} from '@angular/cdk/a11y';
import {Directionality} from '@angular/cdk/bidi';
import {Overlay} from '@angular/cdk/overlay';

This helps ensure you're only pulling in the pieces of the cdk being used as well as providing more context about what an imported symbol is being used for.

The current set of public @angular/cdk subpackages are: a11y, bidi, coercion, collections, keycodes, observers, overlay, platform, portal, rxjs, scrolling, table.

 If you used the following code,

<md-chip-list [selectable]="selectable">
  <md-chip>My Chip</md-chip>
</md-chip-list>

you should switch it to

<md-chip-list>
  <md-chip [selectable]="selectable">My Chip</md-chip>
</md-chip-list>

You can view all changes list at GitHub (it's huge!).

Visual Studio Code 1.30 Released

The solution has received new features, as well as improved support for JavaScript and TypeScript
14 December 2018   11

Microsoft has released the development environment Visual Studio Code 1.30. The tool has received new features, as well as improved support for JavaScript and TypeScript.

The search tool in the new version of the editor allows you to make multi-line queries. You can add a new line to the query by pressing Shift + Enter or simply by pasting text from the clipboard.

Custom headers and menu items in Linux are now activated by default. Since some menus may go beyond the boundaries of the screen, the developers added the ability to scroll.

Menu items designed to work with the settings have been moved to the title bar of the editor.

In the snippet, new comment variables are implemented, allowing to leave lines or blocks of notes based on the language of the code.

Also, the developers added the Go to Declaration and Peek Declaration commands to Visual Studio Code 1.30 in addition to the existing Go to Definition and Peek Definition. This is due to the fact that in some languages ​​the concepts of definition and declaration are fundamentally different.

In Visual Studio Code 1.30, you can work with TypeScript 3.2.2. Display of callbacks in JavaScript and TypeScript is improved. The new version of the editor displays which function they belong to.

The developers have improved the integration with the repository. In the new version of the program, you can change the tool that opens the file by clicking on the version control panel.

The Visual Studio Code 1.30 error detection and removal tool allows you to delete debug consoles for inactive sessions. Improved concept of variable substitution in launch.json configuration. The initial debug configuration itself has been simplified by hiding minor elements and adding a Quick Pick interface.

You can set the task to run automatically when you open the project folder. In addition, several new tasks have been added to the task management command section, for example, Tasks: Rerun Last Task, which allows you to restart the previous process.