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If you use or are interested in learning about Angular then this is the place for you. We want to discuss all things Angular; like what can we do with the current version and what should we expect with the next version. If you have a passion, or even a passing interest in Angular we want you. While not everyone wants to present we want to hear from you. Suggest meetups on topics for which you are interested, and maybe someday you'll see a topic that you want to present upon yourself. Angular has a big ecosystem and a large user base. Let's keep Chicago from lagging behind in community involvement. If you want to be part of the discussion join us as we share our own unique knowledge and ideas about how to use Angular in our work and our hobby projects.

Note to companies looking to tap into our community for prospects:

If you'd like to promote your company or project you MUST do so in person. We will gladly give you 5 minutes at the beginning of any event to make your pitch, but you must make it in person. If you present a topic for the Meetup group you can make your pitch every 3rd word if you'd like :), as long as you are there to do it in person.

Upcoming events (5)

Should I use Angular, aren't React, Ember and Aurelia so much better?

Let's discuss the various front end JavaScript frameworks. What are the pros and cons of each of them? Is one REALLY better than the others; or is it just hype and preference allowing us to engage in flamewars? Once we all come to an agreement on the one TRUE front end framework, how do we convince our bosses to rewrite all of our apps to use this gift from the gods? Or, how do we at least convince them to let us use it on new projects? This will be a panel discussion with a panelist representing each of the frameworks. If you'd like to be a panelist and have experience with a framework, contact Pete Clodi to sign up and I'll send you more information.

AngularJS 1x to Angular 2, can I upgrade my existing code? Part 1

Angular 2 is here, and it's awesome! (I hope) But wait, I still have a massive codebase of AngularJS 1x apps. I can't just leave them behind and rewrite them from scratch. What do I do so that I can use the new hotness (Angular 2)? This presentation will cover the concepts necessary to start porting your existing AngularJS 1x app to Angular 2. It will cover how to modify your AngularJS 1x app to allow for this upgrade occur. This means converting everything possible to a component. Switching to the new component router in AngularJS. You'll also probably want to add ES2015 or greater support to allow you to pull your controllers out into Classes (ooo...fancy!)

AngularJS 1x to Angular 2, can I upgrade my existing code? Part 2

Angular 2 is here, and it's awesome! (I hope) But wait, I still have a massive codebase of AngularJS 1x apps. I can't just leave them behind and rewrite them from scratch. What do I do so that I can use the new hotness (Angular 2)? This presentation will cover the concepts necessary to start integrating Angular 2 code into your existing AngularJS 1x app. It will cover the usage of the upgrade module and the UpgradeAdapter tool contained within. We'll walk through what it takes to make your AngularJS 1x app into a Angular 2 app. How to use the UpgradeAdapter to allow your AngularJS 1x components to interact with Angular 2 services, providers and pipes.

Angular Universal
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What is Angular Universal? Is SETI aware of it and checking for life? Angular Universal is a library that allows you to run your Angular 2 app ON THE SERVER! What the what!? This is pretty cool, now I don't need prerender.io. I don't need to worry, as much, about web crawlers not being able to fully render my dynamic pages. My SEO will be awesome. But wait, is it only for SEO? I've been hearing a lot about Progressive Web Apps. Is this how I do that? If so, how does it let me do it? There are many questions. Hopefully we can get plenty of answers.

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Testing Patterns and Antipatterns in Angular

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