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Michael Choi
Michael Choi
6,332 Points

Angular 2.0

Been hearing a lot about how different Angular 2.0 is going to be and there's gonna be lots of relearning the concept as well as rewriting the code. Is it still relevant to learn the current version? Or should I just wait for 2.0 and learn other frameworks like React?

There are plenty of companies using Angular now that either will not port over to 2.x or will take a long time. Until then, it will need to be maintained by someone. Learning 1.x is not a waste of time, in my opinion.

Sidney Casagrande
Sidney Casagrande
7,035 Points

Agree with Robert, in the corporate world it is unlikely that companies will switch to the very latest version straight away, and there is no reason for it unless you are drastically restructuring/rebuilding your application. Also, although Angular 2.0 will look fairly different, the core concept of the language will most likely stay the same.

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Denis Kiselev
Denis Kiselev
12,737 Points

Angular 1.x will be supported by the team for 2+ years, so it will be in production for 2-3 years minimum.

Angular 2.0 is breaking release with some major changes. IMHO its good to wait for at least 2.1 to look at changes and consider if they are good. But core concepts in Angular will remain same.