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Getting Started with Angular - Second Edition by Minko Gechev

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Chapter 1. Get Going with Angular

On September 18, 2014, Google pushed the first public commit to the repository that now contains the new versions of Angular. A few weeks later, at ng-europe, Igor and Tobias, from the core team, gave a short overview of what the new version of the framework was expected to be. The vision at that time was far from final; however, one thing was certain: the new version of the framework would be entirely different from AngularJS.

This announcement brought a lot of questions and controversies. The reasons behind the drastic changes were quite clear: AngularJS was no longer able to take full advantage of the evolved Web and the requirements of large-scale JavaScript applications needed to be completely satisfied. A ...

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