Thursday, February 4, 2016

AngularJS, ReactJS (Rx), NodeJS, Docker and More Thu Feb 4 2016

Lots of great links to catch up to. Almost all JavaScript, quite a bit about containers, AngularJS and automation with tools like Docker and Visual Studio. Be sure to check out the detailed breakdown of the ReactJS library (Rx)!

And don’t forget to check out my Angular 2 with TypeScript lab.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Angular 2.0 with TypeScript

On Monday, January 25th, 2016 I met with a large group at the Microsoft offices in Alpharetta, GA to present how to build Angular 2.0 apps using TypeScript.


The talk was aimed at individuals who have little to no experience with Angular 2.0. It covers building an app from scratch, starting with some tools to get you started and ending with a discussion of the more advanced features like data-binding.

I wrote the deck in JavaScript and you can view the presentation here.

A week later I followed up with a hands-on lab. Instead of presenting how to build an Angular 2.0 app, I shared setup instructions and discussed the various steps to build the project as well as supported the attendees while they built the project on their own laptops.

Although the lab was not recorded, you can follow my step-by-step lab instructions and duplicate the steps on your own machine.

Click or tap here to access the lab.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly through the contact form on my website. Enjoy building your Angular 2.0 apps!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Angle Forward with TypeScript

Last night I presented a lightning talk at the Atlanta AngularJS meetup group about migrating or upgrading from Angular 1.x to Angular 2.0. Despite inclimate weather and threat of ice that normally would shut down the city of Atlanta, it was a well-attended talk.


In around 20 minutes I did my best to explain the strategy to upgrade along with the advantages of TypeScript. I realized when preparing for this talk that I’ve been using it since it was released in beta in late 2012! I then discussed three approaches to upgrades and performed a live demonstration of converting Angular 1.x JavaScript to Angular 2.0 with TypeScript on the fly using ngUpgrade.

Here is the deck, including links to the Todo project you can use to see a very simple demonstration of what a piecemeal, “side-by-side” upgrade looks like.

Are you working on an upgrade or looking into the right path? Share your thoughts and comments below. As always, thanks for reading and supporting this blog!