Hot Module Replacement (HMR), often referred to as Hot Module Reloading, is a once old now brought back feature in Angular v11. The arrival of Ivy has allowed us to do so many many things, not the least of which is use HMR.
So what is Hot Module Replacement? Obviously, from the name, we can deduce that it replaces modules in hot mode. But what is it actually doing for us?
- No reloading
- Retain form data between changes
- Faster feedback loop
- Not required (currently an opt-in feature)
- Provided since the v11 of the CLI
There isn’t much written about HMR right now, as it is a newly resurrected feature. (I say this because Justin
Schwartzenberger added it once before to the CLI.) But you can check out Alan Agius’s PR, which is currently the most detailed document on the feature.
If you’d like to get started using HMR, it is as simple as this:
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