Google engineers from Angular core development team are building Angular 2 with TypeScriptOn August 20, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Misko: To me Angular is important because it lets people be more productive and think about what they want to build rather than spending time worrying about the intricacies of the browser. Jules: Some of the largest companies in the world build their web processors using Angular, companies like Morgan Stanley, KLM, Hawaiian Airlines Jet Blue and Disney. Angular is a JAVA script development framework that is an open source project from Google built in collaboration with Microsoft. A lot of people are surprised when they hear that weve built Angular with Microsoft. Angulars built with typescript which is a language Microsofts provided to improve JAVA script. Brad: When we started actually going down the path of building our own language extension to JAVA script this is how we got started talking to Anders and the rest of the type script team. It really became apparent that we share the same soul and weve been able to work really well together because of that. Now that were collaborating with Microsoft on many different fronts were able to have a language that fits Angular really well and some really wonderful tools integrations. In working with the Visual Studio code team weve been focused on making sure that it understands Angular templates and that youve got a really good experience both in refactoring coding your templates and in finding errors before you run the code Jules: Actually many of the Google devs on the Angular core team use Visual Studio code because it lets them work better together. The code readability and navigation features of the code editor help them be more productive and refactor code faster. Brad: One of our big concerns in getting the over one million developers on Angular one today to Angular two is making upgrade really seamless. Miskos built this library called ANGupgrade which allows you to do exactly this. To mix and match Angular one and Angular two components you can easily migrate a bit at a time while still shipping your application until youre fully migrated to Angular two. Jules:As an open source framework Angular is contributed to by hundreds if not thousands of people around the world. Angular simply would not be what it is today without that collaboration especially with Microsoft. Misko: Angular two is open source and as such we welcome all the guys to come and help us build the next best thing. There are a lot of places where we discuss issues in an open where you can comment and provide your feedback as well, you can also look at special labels we have in there and visit our label desk community which is our excellent starting place for you to start and become more involved as time goes by.