After nearly one year of hard work, JHipster is ready for a new major release. 4.0 supports both AngularJS 1 and Angular 2.x and has successfully migrated to Yarn. But that’s not all — let’s see what else is new.
The Angular team is proving that one should not worry about version numbers; instead, we should treat everything under the Angular umbrella as.. well, Angular. Although we were expecting to see Angular 3 in March 2017, turns out that number 4 is coming instead. The next months will be dedicated to wrapping up Angular 4.
Now that Angular 3 is officially happening next year, it’s time to bring all the releases under one roof. We begin with Angular 2.2.0 (they are now using semantic versioning for signaling the content of Angular releases) and make our way up from there.
Don’t get too attached to Angular 2 — Angular 3 is coming sooner than you think. Rob Wormald, developer advocate at Google and Angular core team member, told InfoWorld that Angular 3 will be released in March 2017. Furthermore, Wormald claimed that a new major version will be released biannually from now on.
We all build user interfaces using some form of reactive programming. A new to-do was added? We need to render it on the screen. Someone changed the to-do’s title? We need to update the text element in the DOM. And there are dozens of libraries out there that help us do that. They are similar in some ways and different in others.
At the end of 2015, the AngularJS community announced the beta of Angular 2. The REST API development community followed the changes closely. Angular is one of the most popular frameworks for API developers to add a front-end to an API.