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Angular 5: New features and updates

  • After two major upgrades in the last 14 months, Angular – Google’s popular JavaScript framework – has released Angular 5, which arrived 1 November 2017.
  • After missing previous release targets of 18 September and 23 October 2017, Angular 5 promises better code sharing capabilities, an updated HttpClient, faster rebuilds and an emphasis on making it easier to build progressive web apps.
  • Some of the features won’t actually be available until later this month, namely planned support for Google-driven progressive web apps and Material Design capabilities.
  • And while it’s called Angular 5, it’s actually only the fourth release of AngularJS which launched in 2012.
  • Angular 6 should follow the same theme as 5, providing easier smaller and faster web application building.

Here’s everything you need to know about Angular 5, from new features to updates

After two major upgrades in the last 14 months, Angular – Google’s popular JavaScript framework – has released Angular 5, which arrived 1 November 2017.

After missing previous release targets of 18 September and 23 October 2017, Angular 5 promises better code sharing capabilities, an updated HttpClient, faster rebuilds and an emphasis on making it easier to build progressive web apps.

Some of the features won’t actually be available until later this month, namely planned support for Google-driven progressive web apps and Material Design capabilities.

And while it’s called Angular 5, it’s actually only the fourth release of AngularJS which launched in 2012.

Angular 5 features include:

See here for further information on features.

To move across to Angular 5, all you need to do is follow the online guidance. 

And as users grow, so will tutorials and troubleshooting forums on GitHub.

If we stick to the current timeline given by Google, then Angular 6 should be released in early 2018, most likely March or April. 

Angular 6 should follow the same theme as 5, providing easier smaller and faster web application building.

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Angular 5: New features and updates

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