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Ok, so I am majorly behind the ball on learning AngularJS, and since I am currently looking for a new job, I have been seeing what AngularJS jobs pay - in the region of $800/day for contract work.
Needless to say, I have been learning AngularJS, and I love it.
Now, don't get me wrong, I have only read two articles and have only been learning AngularJS for about 2hrs, but I am totally excited about the daily rates for AngularJS work and the fact that this can move me into a much higher pay bracket. That is the point of this story. I hope it helps one of you too maybe.
I know this is so lame, but we all start somewhere...
And I wanted to share this video with you (it is the best video I have seen yet on AngularJS):
Coming from a jQuery background, finally, the concepts of AngularJS make sense to me, and honestly? It is the same feeling I had about jQuery back in the day. This shit is awesome!
I have just been too lazy to learn it. Monetary incentive is a powerful drug.
I was wondering who else here is into AngularJS?!
I am no where near proficient enough to take a production AngularJS job, but I will start implementing it into my personal projects for sure, and hopefully I can skill up to a level of production that way. At the very least, if I do come across it in day-to-day work as a developer (which I am sure I will, shit seems to be everywhere lately), I will at least know basically how to handle simple fixes/updates, at the least!
Also, by the time I 'master' AngularJS, I am sure I will have to learn Angular2 as AngularJS will be completely outdated, but for now, there are just too many good work opportunities using AngularJS.
P.S If you need a web dev, hit me up!
Angular 1.0 is already outdated. Even the team behind it will tell you it's a frankensteined together mess. Which, was a major part of why they rewrote 2.0 from the ground up.
That said, it's definitely worth knowing because there's a ton of sites that already use it. No way I'd start a new project with it though. There's much better choices available.
Lots of people seem to like React, which is definitely a step up from Angular 1, imo. Vue.js is a really nice framework that mimics web components, but without the restrictions.
Personally, I think anything web component based (which Angular 2.0 kinda is) will be the way forward. The 1.0 spec just dropped, and Polymer 2.0's announcement looks very promising.
Angular 1 is already abandoned. Do yourself a favor, pencils down on Angular 1 and start learning Angular 2.
- Ok, I will take your advice on board, thanks. Surely a bit of Angular will be good to know, I am sure it will pop up in my dev life over the next year or two...rabbit
- You may get hired to fix something pre-existing, but there will be no online support. Building something from scratch in Angular 1 would be doing the client ainstrmntl
- Cool, thanks for the heads up. I didn't know we were quite 'there' yet. I have been out of the game a bit, doing my own project.rabbit
- Maybe I should start by making my personal projects Angular 2, and go from there. Thanks man.rabbit
- Last question - what is a really nice resource to learn Angular 2? Any recommendations? I need ELI5.rabbit
- ^ but also, I like learning 'behind-the-scenes' not just 'directives' you dig!?rabbit
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Far out are you guys serious!? lol. Ok, well, at the least, I will get a decent understanding/play in AngularJS, and start easing into Angular 2.
I know I am behind in learning Angular, but it is honestly in EVERY single job ad - I think half the time they are just saying it for the sake of saying it!?
React keeps popping up as well. Bloody hell. How are we seriously supposed to learn all these frameworks, I mean, to a point where we can use them in production? Serious question.
I do want to skill up on React as well, actually. I know nothing about it. Can you tell me something about it? Is it a relatively ok learning curve?
I guess I really have no choice, but to learn it as well after looking at the job market.
Angular 2 final release was released mid september. Huge changes from v1 and lots of people pissed that got caught using unfinished v2 due to multiple changes (well that happens when you use an unfinished framework).
But you should definitely get into v2 because it's done and released.
is 2 harder to easier, same or harder to learn vs 1?
Things to learn:
2. Angular 2
^ srsly I was able to do my stuff in jQuery, loaded it via CDN and was good to go. Switched job early this year and learning the following:
- NPM & Bower
- Shim & Fucking Polyfill
- SCSS & LESS
And many more that I have forgotten, only to have my code seperated in a few more files.
The thing is, as much as I hate it, I love working with all that luxury and compiled files etc. Without my programmer buddy I'm totally stranded even with the most simple stuff now.