In this article, Alyssa Nicoll goes over some of the highlights of Angular version 11. She’ll also dive into her experiences with the RCs, the team's tight feedback loop and the exciting update party that will be on Friday the 13th!
Angular version 11 dropped on 11/11 and you cannot say the A-team doesn’t have a sense of humor. This season has been so trying for so many of us, it feels so good to have something fresh to look forward to.
ng update @angular/cli @angular/core
→ Join the Party in the Angular Discord, 12PM PST November 13th!! ←
I will also be hosting a special session during the “Install Party & Game Time” where we will talk about the update, play games and give away prizes. Hop on over to our Kendo UI YouTube Channel after the Keynote and Q&A to join in the fun at 12:30PST!
Alyssa and snake friend excited for the Angular Update Party
As always, you can find detailed updates about the latest release on Angular’s official blog. In the rest of this post, I will be going over the highlights of version 11 and my experiences with the update.
Here is a lovely list of the features to be found in not only Angular but the CLI and components this version:
Operation Byelog was a goal the Angular team set in place to triage all tickets in all three mono-repos. They have completed this goal and set a new standard for triaging any new issues that arise:
This is our commitment: Going forward all new issues reported will be triaged within 2 weeks.
I’m excited about this performance update that we will get for free by simply updating to v11. During compile time, the Angular v11 CLI will download and inline the fonts that your application is using. This will speed up your time to first contentful paint!!!
Bob Ross, getting his paint on
The test suite that was available for Material Components in v9 is now available for all components in v11! Read more in the documentation for Angular Material Test Harnesses!
We are bringing in new CLI output updates to make logs and reports easier to read.
This was the FIRST thing I noticed when updating to v11 and BOY are the logs pretty now. Seriously, update and check out the output. Simply. Gorgeous.
I updated my Tour of Heroes/ My Little Pony app in under three minutes. Check out the video here: https://cl.nicoll.co/Jrug24Wl
Kendo UI Components and peer dependencies are updated and ready to go with version 11! I was worried when testing out the first RC. There was an issue with all additional CSS libraries added to the config of your app in runtime. However, this was quickly resolved by the Angular team in RC 2 and we are issue free now in the final release of v11.
If you are getting warnings about your Kendo UI packages needing an older version of Angular, be sure to run
npm updateto get our latest components!
Here on the Kendo UI team, we release on a quarterly cycle. You can check out our new components and features as of our R3 2020 release!
Alyssa is the Angular Developer Advocate for Kendo UI. If you're into Angular, React, Vue or jQuery and also happen to love beautiful and highly detailed components, check out Kendo UI. You can find the Kendo UI for Angular library here or jump into a free 30 day trial today. Happy Coding!
Alyssa is an Angular Developer Advocate & GDE. Her two degrees (Web Design & Development and Psychology) feed her speaking career. She has spoken at over 30 conferences internationally, specializing in motivational soft talks, enjoys gaming on Xbox and scuba diving in her spare time. Her DM is always open, come talk sometime.
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