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Uri Shaked & Kapunahele Wong @ AngularConnect 2018: Climbing up injector trees

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Olivier Combe @ AngularConnect 2018: Runtime i18n with Ivy

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A Guide to Refactoring Large Functions by Robert Muth

Software Engineer Robert Muth wrote this interesting article on refactoring large functions. The article starts with providing ample motivation for using functions (or methods in a strictly object-oriented context). Apart from making code shareable and reusable, which is only a minor benefit of functions / methods, reasons for writing code as functions are: giving a meaningful name to several lines of related code readability limiting visibility lowering indentation levels improving testability The article goes on to describe several common cues indicating that extracting the code at hand to ... Read more

Elana Olson @ AngularConnect 2018: Migrating from AngularJS to Angular

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Ana Cidre & Sherry List @ AngularConnect 2018: The good, the bad and the ugly – Component architecture at scale

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Stephen Fluin @ ng-conf 2018: Angular for Designers

At ng-conf 2018 Google Angular developer advocate Stephen Fluin gave this highly interesting talk on making Angular - and web development in general, for that matter - more accessible to designers: Sadly, what we often see in software development industry today is largely artificial boundaries being set up between roles that define themselves by the programming languages they use, e.g. front-end development vs back-end. In other words: Paradoxically, additional information silos are created, while software is actually meant to tear down information ... Read more

Declarative vs. Imperative Programming From A Web App Perspective

In his article Declarative vs. Imperative Programming for the Web visual content designer and self-described former engineer Pascal Cremer does a nice job at explaining the differences between these two common programming paradigms and how declarative programming can lead to much more concise, comprehensible and readable code. He provides examples from a web context and shows how declarative programming lends itself to being used in a functional reactive programming style, which has become very popular with frameworks such as RxJS. Read more

What to Expect from Regular Expressions in JavaScript with ECMAScript 2018

Regular expressions have been supported in JavaScript since 1999 and ECMAScript 2015 added a few minor improvements such as RegExp.prototype.flags and RegExp.prototype.sticky. While JavaScript probably will never be thought of as the prototypical language for working with regular expressions, especially in an idiomatic way (that award still goes to Perl, after all ...), regular expression in JavaScript are quite usable and useful. In early 2017, V8 developer Mathias Bynen wrote about upcoming (proposed at the time) changes within ECMAScript 2018 that further improve ... Read more

Tarun Sharma on the Angular @ViewChildren, @ViewChild, @ContentChildren and @ContentChild Decorators

Some time ago, software developer Tarun Sharma wrote an interesting article explaining the Angular @ViewChildren, @ViewChild, @ContentChildren and @ContentChild decorators and their respective use cases. The article is still relevant and a nice overview of the several ways of accessing different types of child components in Angular applications. Read more

Ashnita Bali & Marcin Ryzycki @ AngularConnect 2018: The differences between ElementRef, TemplateRef, ViewContainerRef

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