AngularConnect says #helloHQ



We are proud sponsors of AngularConnect 2016 and here for the full kickstart of Angular 2.

With the recent release of Angular 2 final, we are all in on the new frontend framework developed at Google. We have been playing around with the various beta versions and release candidates and are intrigued by the ease of development and the many features it provides. We came to AngularConnect 2016 in London to learn about the latest updates, meet the Angular Core team and connect with the Angular community.


The two-day conference started with a keynote about the current development state of Angular 2, the most important features and the upcoming releases. We were surprised by the plans of the team to release major versions every 6 months. Also, their efforts to further increase the load and bootstrap times of the applications with sophisticated compiling improvements like tree-shaking and ahead-of-time compilation are very impressive.

For our goal to migrate the customizable and modular structure of the HQ to Angular, we will rely heavily on the Angular Router. The router is responsible for reading the state of the application and instantiating all required components for the current route. We had the chance to talk to Victor Savkin, one of the lead developers of the Angular Router, to learn more about lazy loading of modules.

To round up the first conference day, the AngularConnect team organized an 80ies party with the well-known music, costumes and game consoles from our youth. We also tried the infamous Angular Ale!

80ies Party  Angular Ale  Console Games







Day 2 was also packed with lots of information and nice little surprises. We learned about the rather new Angular CLI, how it ties into the build and compilation process and how Unit tests and E2E tests are run.

One of our main questions was how to get started with it all. Our aim is to build a large-scale, modular, highly customizable business software with Angular 2. At the conference, we have mostly seen small demos and Hello World examples, but no complete and complex demo combining it all.

We have been using Minko’s Angular 2 seed project for a while and felt comfortable with it. But it was a huge relieve for us that also the developer advocates from the Angular Core team and other community members recommended using it. So we’re sticking with it for now. I’ll write more about our requirements and decisions in a future post.

So two days after AngularConnect 2016, we’re still super excited and can’t wait for next year. We’ll be back!


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