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Angular 2 Development with TypeScript by Yakov Fain and Anton Moiseev

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Chapter 1. Introducing Angular 2

This chapter covers

  • A brief overview of JavaScript frameworks and libraries
  • A high-level overview of Angular 1 and 2
  • A toolbox for the Angular developer
  • Introducing the sample application

Angular 2 is an open source JavaScript framework maintained by Google. It’s a complete rewrite of its popular predecessor, AngularJS. Angular applications can be developed in JavaScript (using the syntax of ECMAScript 5 or 6), Dart, or TypeScript. In this book we’ll use TypeScript; our reasons for this are explained in appendix B.

Prerequisites

In this book, we don’t expect you to have any experience with AngularJS. We do expect you to know the syntax of JavaScript and HTML and to understand what web applications ...

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