Angular is Dead. Long live Angular

Angular is Dead. Long live Angular

by Manuel Vilhena, 20 November, 2018

As tech geeks and avid learners that we are, we felt really excited to be able to share some insights with the guys we have been following and learning from all these years

Angular Connect is the largest European Angular event and brings to London the most brilliant and passionate Angular developers from all around the world, and in its fourth edition we had the privilege to be a part of it.

From practical mini workshops on Angular Material and NGRX, Q&A sessions with the several speakers, to the usual talks regarding the latest framework developments and its ecosystem and tooling were the main points from the event.

Nevertheless, something that we are proud of for being sponsors, were the Office Hours. In this room, sponsored by Lisbon Nearshore, we had the ability to share knowledge with the community, doing some brainstorm sessions and getting feedback from guys such as John Papa, Ward Bell and Joe Eames. As tech geeks and avid learners that we are, we felt really excited to be able to share some insights with the guys we have been following and learning from all these years. From the simplest compilation error to the high level architectural questions, from best practices to hacky tricks, these guys were fully open to answer all your questions, and through their experiences, they make you feel sure you’re on the right track and give you the confidence to keep the highest standards as your main goal.

And hey, if you found yourself with a little spare time and wanted to have some fun, there was a Games Room filled with retro games and consoles for all likes and tastes. On the other hand, if you felt the need for some relaxing time, they got you covered with a chill-out/meditation space, where an instructor was able to guide you to your zen center.

Now, to the technical bits.

We all know that the Angular Core team is completely focused on Ivy, the new view engine and rendering pipeline for the framework, which promises to turn our Angular apps smaller, simpler and faster, as quoted by the Angular team. At the time of this article, Ivy is still in Beta, but we had some promising previews and functionalities that will definitely be game-changers. We can foresee better JIT/AOT interop, lazy loading without the need for the router, which provides us the ability for dynamic imports, better tree shaking and the best of all, in our opinion, the concept of incrementality — you’re only rebuilding what is needed, not your whole app, greatly reducing your build times.

Ivy will be a flexible foundation for Angular going forward, no doubt about that.

Fortunately, Angular is not going away anytime soon. It’s on its full power for its next transformation and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future may bring us.

Stay Connect (pun intended) for the next articles, a deep dIVY will come ;)…

Here are the videos: Angular Connect Videos

André and Filipe with John Papa and Ward Bell