So, angular2 release candidate is now released! On the eve of the 2016 ng-conf in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Angular team pushed Angular 2 out of beta and into the world as a Release Candidate. Brad Green and Jules Kremer headlined the Day 1 keynote where they filled attendees in on what they’ve been doing and where things are going.
Green says that using the new offline template compiler results in a core download size of 46K, which is even smaller than the Angular 1 core. The new compiler also results in a 5X rendering speed improvement over Angular 1 in both initial renders and updates.
The Angular ecosystem has grown, yet become more coherent. Beyond just plain-old Angular, there are now a number of subsites that relate to specific spin-off projects. InfoQ will provide more coverage of some of these over the coming week.