UPDATE: Since the Angular team updated ng2 from beta to RC, there were changes which break the step-by-step tutorial described in this post. I’ll update it as soon as possible.
As a single developer, creating and developing a big application such as Slidebean on your own is no easy task. In comes Angular to save the day. As the main framework for Slidebean, Angular — not without its kinks here and there — has exceptionally performed and exceeded my expectations as an application framework.
That being said, Angular 2 is coming. And as much as Angular 1 was a groundbreaking framework, ng2 — as the cool kids call it — comes with big improvements (and big changes!) across the board. Alas, it’s time to move on.
The following is a guide I created after spending a lot of time finding out how to properly set up a project aimed for production which included:
- Angular2, set up with the official Yeoman generator
- SASS and Bootstrap
- Electron, for native desktop application deployment