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VST09 Angular(2) - The 75-Minute Crash Course


3:15pm - 4:30pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Chris Klug

Senior Software Developer


Angular has been one of the top honchos when it comes to JavaScript SPA frameworks for quite some time. A long time! Way too long for being a JavaScript framework! And a JavaScript framework it is, and as such, it has been around long enough to be considered a dinosaur. Looking at the GitHub repo is like an archeologic JavaScript excavation.

The answer to being an ancient technology is obviously to release a new version. A new version that somewhat resembles the one that made it a household name. And while being at it, move to a new language, a new way to load it, a new way to structure it and a new set of tools.

Some might even argue that this new framework should have named some other random word. That it is not truly a successor to Angular. But it doesn't really matter what people think. It will be big. It will be used. It will be a big part of the future of web. At least for the next few months. Naming, and opinions, won't change that. So learning it is a _very_ good idea.

In this session, you will go from barely being able to spell Angular, to understanding the development environment, the tools, and the overall architecture. You will even have seen Angular code being composed in front of you!

As you walk out of the session, you will be ready to go into battle. You will be armed with Angular knowledge. And you will have an urge to geek out in front of your computer for hours with Angular!

You will learn:

  • The architecture used by Angular to create applications
  • How to write code for Angular to get started
  • How Angular is built using webpack or Angular-CLI