AngularJS remains a popular choice for developers around the world despite the introduction of the newer Angular. We were wondering what 2018 would bring AngularJS users and the news has finally filtered through.
The latest news is that AngularJS is destined for 3 years of Long Term Support, but only after receiving its final major up"date": "version 1.7. This update is scheduled to be released on July 1st.",
Pete Bacon Darwin of the Angular team recently wrote in his blog post:
“The team is currently working towards a release of AngularJS 1.7.0 and we will continue development of 1.7 through June 30, 2018. On July 1, we will enter a 3 year period of Long Term Support (LTS).”
Darwin also wrote: “All AngularJS applications that work now, will continue to work in the future. All published versions of AngularJS, on npm, bower, CDNs, etc will continue to be available. Our data indicates that the majority of AngularJS developers are not adopting the latest version updates, so the transition to LTS will be inconsequential to those developers.”
The Angular team will continue to work on developments for AngularJS but they will consist of patch releases which will be made available through to June 30th. These releases will consist solely of non-breaking change features and fixes such as:
- Security flaws.
- Browser-related issues disturbing operation of AngularJS applications.
- jQuery-related issues causing operation difficulties.
So, in recap, AngularJS users will benefit from the following:
- Patch releases providing change features and fixes until June 30th.
- 3 years of long term support starting July 1st.
- All published versions will continue to be available.
- All AngularJS applications will continue to work.
We’re big fans of Angular and AngularJS at EDC4IT and we’re looking forward to not only the final major AngularJS update but also the next version of Angular: Angular 6. This should be out within the next 3 months. Check out our range of Angular and AngularJS courses.