Worked over a year with Angular 2, what bugs me about it

I have stopped using Angular 2 in the beginning of this year – near before the Angular 4 release. I’m not trying to convince anyone about the future but I’d like to express my thoughts after gaining some experience. Not only about syntax and performance but about whole thing as a development tool.

→ Continue reading

Fancy reactive web solutions on counter example

Some people are fascinated about spreadsheets. This lovely type of software was offered in Apple II computer back in 1979. Every cell could contain either data (text, numbers) or formula. What’s so special about it? Formulas are reactive. And that introduces the idea of reactivity.

Let’s have a look at few examples in some experimental technologies touching this idea.

→ Continue reading

Two-way binding to contenteditable element in Angular 2

contenteditable is a new HTML5 feature where you can edit any text inside DOM elements which are not editable by default (as input or textearea). Angular 2 is gaining it’s momentum right now but couldn’t find a recipe to bind contenteditable element to certain model object. I decided to write a simple Directive that binds element in two-way through element’s  innerText  field.

→ Continue reading