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Ahead-of-Time Compilation in Angular

Recently I added Ahead-of-Time (AoT) compilation support to angular-seed and got a lot of questions about the new feature. In order to answer most of them, we will start from the beginning by explaining the following topics:

2.5X Smaller Angular 2 Applications with Google Closure Compiler

In the post “Building an Angular 2 Application for Production” we explored how we can decrease the bundle size of a “Hello world!” application to from about 1.6M (non-minified & uncompressed) to 49K! We did this by using the following techniques:

Using Stripe with Angular 2

Stripe offer a set of APIs which allow businesses and individuals to easily accept and manage payments online. In a typical scenario you want your users to pay for a service that you’re offering using Stripe as a mediator.

Building an Angular 2 Application for Production

Progressive Web Applications help us build native-like web apps, thanks to amazing tools such as Service Workers, IndexDB, App Shell etc. Once the browser downloads all the static assets required by our app, the active Service Worker can cache them locally.

Implementing the Missing "resolve" Feature of the Angular 2 Router

For the last a couple of months I’m working on an Angular 2 based PWA. The more complex the application gets, the more I appreciate that our choice was Angular! For routing we’re using the initial Angular 2 router that is now deprecated. For sure we will mi...

Scalable Single-Page Application Architecture

In order to have better understanding of the following blog post you should be familiar with the fundamentals of the object-oriented and functional programming. I also strongly encourage you to explore the redux pattern.

Managing ambient type definitions and dealing with the "Duplicate identifier" TypeScript error

Maintaining the angular-seed, I found out that the most common problem for developers using the project is:

Static Code Analysis of Angular 2 and TypeScript Projects

So far, most of the blog posts I’ve written are tutorials; they explain how we can use given technologies, architectures, algorithm etc. For instance:

Enforcing Best Practices with Static Code Analysis of Angular 2 Projects

About two weeks ago I published the initial draft of a Community-driven Angular 2 Style Guide. It was based on:

ViewChildren and ContentChildren in Angular 2

In this article I’m going to explain the difference between the concepts of view children and content children in Angular. We will take a look at how we can pass access these two different kinds of children from their parent component. Along the content we ...

Dynamically Configuring the Angular's Router

Warning: This version of the Angular 2 router is now deprecated! This means that soon the used below APIs will no longer be available.

Angular 2 Hot Loader

A couple of months ago I watched a few talks from ReactEurope. I was truly impressed by a few of them and especially by the one by Dan Abramov on redux and his hot loader. The tool he shown helps you do something similar to live-reload with one big differen...

Lazy Loading of Route Components in Angular 2

Warning: This version of the Angular 2 router is now deprecated! This means that soon the used below APIs will no longer be available.

Aspect-Oriented Programming in JavaScript

Note: The following blog post is based on the library aspect.js, which can be found here.

Flux in Depth. Store and Network Communication.

This is the second, and probably be the last, blog post of the series “Flux in Depth”. In the first post we did a quick overview of flux, took a look at the stateless, pure components, immutable data structures and component communication. This time, we’re ...

Using JSX with TypeScript

JavaScript is a weird language although, we love it the way it is. However, I’ve had quite a painful experience working on big JavaScript projects. It was painful in the same way it gets painful working on huge Ruby, Python, PHP projects.

Flux in Depth. Overview and Components.

This is the first blog post of the series “Flux in Depth”. Is this “yet the another flux tutorial”? What I have seen so far, while researching flux, were mostly “how-to” tutorials (usually with todo applications), which describe the main components of given...

Even Faster AngularJS Data Structures

This is the last post of the series “Boost the Performance of an AngularJS Application Using Immutable Data”. I strongly recommend you to take a look at the previous two parts before continue reading this content. You can find them at: - Part 1 - Part 2

Boost the Performance of an AngularJS Application Using Immutable Data - Part 2

A few weeks ago I posted the article “Boost the Performance of an AngularJS Application Using Immutable Data”. It shows how to speedup your AngularJS application when having a lot of bindings to big data collections. The idea behind the optimization is quit...

Angular2 - First Impressions

On 18th of September 2014 was pushed the initial commit of version 2.0 of the AngularJS framework. A few weeks ago the core team at Google, published AngularJS’ 2.0 website and gave a couple of talks on ng-conf about their new router, change detection, temp...