What does the latest release of Angular mean for developers?
  • Better Error Checking - Coming with the latest version of TypeScript means that more errors and mistakes in your application can be found at build-time rather than at runtime
  • Smaller Bundles - The size of the code that you ship to the browser should now be significantly smaller (the bigger your app is, the bigger the benefit)
  • New Features - New features like the new *ngIf syntax should solve some common problems when writing templates

fluin.io is now running the latest release of Angular. This was an update from 2.4.1 and involved migrating md-input elements to md-input-container elements, and installing the latest set of dependencies:
npm install typescript@latest --save --save-exact
npm install angularfire2 --save --save-exact
npm install @angular/cli --save --save-exact
npm install @angular/{common,compiler,compiler-cli,core,forms,http,platform-browser,platform-browser-dynamic,platform-server,router,animations}@next --save --save-exact
Enjoy your smaller bundles!
bundle size comparison