It’s been a bit quiet for both Angular and ng-sydney lately, although as a consultant I’ve been seeing a lot more projects using Angular in the wild than I thought I would, and as an ng-sydney organiser, I’m working on the group bit. But this post is about Angular.
The biggest thing that happened to Angular recently was having Minko Gechev join the Angular team, working on the Angular CLI.
Minko is the creator of the Angular tslint rules that ship with the CLI (called codelyzer).
He also created many other open source tools, like ngx-quicklink which downloads lazy-loaded Angular routes in the background if they have visible links, for super fast browsing.
He has been helping the CLI quietly ship awesome features in 7.x minor versions, like conditional pollyfills.
But this is not the only quiet official release happening in Angular universe. Angular 8 first beta also came out last week.
It seems to be just the right time for betas to start rolling, so that the final release can be on time for the usual March / April timeframe.
The first beta focuses mainly on Bazel, Google’s build system that talks to Webpack and others to make the build faster. It’s also highly expected that Ivy, the new Angular templates compiler that promises smaller size, better performance, and enable new features like component lifecycle hooks (unrelated to React Hooks).
That’s it for now, till we continue the conversation in the next Open Talk session…
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