Angular 10 is moving on from IE
Me, 12 years ago. Angular, last week
They grow up so fast… Angular turned 10 (versions) old last week and decided it was time to grow up and move on from Internet Explorer 9, 10 and IE mobile. For now, they’ve just “deprecated support” (whatever that means), but they promised to fully drop support in a future release.
From the docs: “Supporting outdated browsers like these increases bundle size, code complexity, and test load, and also requires time and effort that could be spent on improvements to the framework.”
Some other highlights from this release:
The Bottom Line
Like Ed Sheeran, Angular’s most popular days are probably behind it. The haters will say it’s because of its relative complexity, which creates a steep learning curve for developers new to the framework. Just wait until they see me pull up to the club with my brand new Angular 10 date range picker though.
How we got here… And by
The opening line had us hooked: “How a sidekick scripting language for Java, created at Netscape in a ten-day hack, eventually becomes the world’s most widely used programming language.” In case you don’t make it any further than that, here’s the tl;dr for the rest of the paper:
The Bottom Line
Hopefully David Fincher gets the movie rights.
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