What's New in Angular?

Developer advocate from Google talks about what's new in Angular since last March release
21 September 2017   1371

Where has Angular come from since the v4 release in March, and where are things headed? Get a sneak peek of the upcoming release, hear about the latest thinking from the Angular team. 

Speker is Stephen Fluin, developer advocate from Google. Learn about how to try the latest updates to Angular, even before they are pushed to npm. We'll start of looking at how to update Angular, thoughts and workarounds regarding dependencies, and then take some time to try it yourself! Bring a laptop and your working 4.x project. Angular is Open Source and anyone could do this at any time from home, but this session is designed to give you some of the know-how while you are in a place where you can share your successes and challenges with the community and the Angular team.

AngularJS to Angular Migration Tools to be Released

New tools are called ngMigration Assistant and ngMigration Forum
17 August 2018   222

The JS-development team AngularJS has released two customers' "helper" - ngMigration Assistant and Forum. The tools show which migration from AngularJS to Angular is correct, how to simplify the process as much as possible and avoid mistakes.

ngMigration Assistant is a command-line tool that analyzes any AngularJS application, regardless of size, and recommends an optimal migration path. It provides statistics on the complexity, size, and patterns of an app. Based on this data, the program offers a list of clear recommendations that simplify the transition from AngularJS to Angular, taking into account the size and complexity of the code.

You can find an example of using the ngMigration Assistant for the AngularJS phone catalog application below. Using the ngma command, registered in the directory, analysis is performed and recommendations are written.

Displaying ngMigration Assitant statistics
Displaying ngMigration Assitant statistics

Initially, the tool shows statistics of the available data, and after - the stages of preparation for migration to Angular.

NgMigration Assitant Recommendations
NgMigration Assitant Recommendations

The new ngMigration Forum collects up-to-date information on migration paths and tools that provide the transition from AngularJS to Angular. ngMigration Forum is a place for sharing experiences, solving problems and asking questions.

The last update of Angular 6.1 was released in late July 2018. In Angular, support for TypeScript 2.8 and 2.9 was added, as well as the ability to configure the router to store and restore the scrolling position