Angular 2 is the next version of Google’s popular SPA framework. If you’re not yet familiar with it, you can find an overview here. In this article, I will focus on the dependencies of Angular 2. Whereas AngularJS (1.x) could either be run stand-alone or on top of jQuery, Angular 2 requires some third-party dependencies, which we’ll take a look at in this article:
- Node.js and npm
- ES6 Shim
- Metadata Reflection API
Continue reading Angular 2 Dependencies: Features from the Future
Note: This post was written during Angular’s beta phase. The issue is fixed in later versions of Angular 2.
Starting from Beta 1, Angular 2 applications don’t seem to run in Internet Explorer anymore—although Angular 2 officially supports Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11 and it worked like a charm in Beta 0. This is due to missing ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) shims which
es6-shim doesn’t include. This can be easily solved by adding the missing shims which are buried deep in Angular’s package.
Continue reading Fixing Your Angular 2 App for IE 9–11