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Developing an Angular 2 Edge by Ran Wahle, Mary Gualtieri, Wojciech Kwiatek, Suguru Inatomi, Filip Lauc, Troy Mott

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Chapter 1. Angular 2 Introduction

Angular 2 was highly anticipated by front-end developers. Two years elapsed from the initial announcement by Google, before the beta was released. For a front-end developer that seems like ages. Indeed, Angular 2 turned out to be a brand new framework, however, it is sharing some of the concepts with its predecessor. Let’s take a brief look at AngularJS and JavaScript, before focusing on what Angular 2 offers.

Going back in time to the early stages of web applications, even if an app contained a lot of dynamic content, the general approach was to generate static HTML files on the server and send them back to the user. Every user action ended with a new, regenerated page. It worked like a charm until people ...

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