Angular 2 First Steps

All the examples in this blog post are using TypeScript, since Angular 2 recommends to use it. We will try to keep this post as up to date as possible. In order to get started please follow the quickstart example provided in the official angular docs, as it's up to date with all the things you need. Building a Top-Level Component Every Angular app has at least one root component, conventionally named AppComponent, that hosts the client user experience. Components are the basic building blocks of Angular applications. A component controls a portion of the screen — a view — through its »

Webpack Module Bundler

What is Webpack? Webpack is a module bundler. It takes Modules with dependencies and generates static assets representing those modules. The official webpack docs are somewhat difficult to process, so give it some time. Websites are advancing into web applications, so they are depending increasingly on JavaScipt. This outcomes in bigger amounts of code on the customer side. As a rule, using a module framework should enhance not only the development but also the user experience. Browserify or RequireJS are also popular when it comes to module systems. Both of these are extremely helpful and do a great job but »

The Rise of Middleware Companies

Use external services to build faster and cheaper. As we work with startups (being newly formed companies, or new ideas) all the time, we see a clear increase in so-called middleware-companies. Simply put: they have a business idea, and connect existing technology to make it work. Middleware connects these pieces. Middleware is sometimes called plumbing because it connects two sides of an application and passes data between them. Main advantages: Take advantage of huge amounts of R&D, that they couldn't possibly afford themselves Swap out what can be improved, or doesn't work as expected Need video conferencing? Embed »