Seed have been working with Alfresco for many years and have experienced all of the iterations of Alfrescos browser based apps to date. This Blog discusses the history of frameworks used and the latest announcement on the use of Angular2 for future Alfresco based applications.
9 months ago we decided to look for an independent front end framework that would allow us to both extend Share and also build content driven applications that we could host anywhere. We decided on Angular2. Thus far we have developed a number of small standalone applications on angular2 that interact with Alfresco. It was fantastic to see that a few months ago at Beecon that Alfresco also announced that they were going the Angular2 direction for new front end application developments. Alfresco have created a github repository with sample Angular2 components here to get you started. Over the next few months we will create a number of Blogs on our learning and understanding of Angular2 and how you can use it to build Content Centric Angular applications that connect to Alfresco.