Now that Angular 2 is in beta, the time has come for us to drop everything and learn something new, again. The good news is, like React and Angular 1.x, Angular 2 is here to stay for a while so it’s a good investment to become productive with this new framework. React has been on top of the world as of recently, for good reasons, it’s a fantastic approach to building modern web apps. This post is catered to those who are neck-deep in React and what to make an easy transition to Angular 2. This is angular 2 for react developers.


Both React and Angular 2 can be used with normal ES5, but most folks use JSX + ES2015 with React and with Angular 2 it’s also recommended to use TypeScript.

> TypeScript is ES2015 + Optional Types

None of those technologies can run natively in any browser, so we must have a build step to compile down to browser ready code. Webpack and/or Gulp are the popular choices for the bundling and building our application code. Once you have your build process, we can bootstrap our app. As far as bootstrapping our first component, things will obviously be different between the two frameworks. If you’re in a hurry and just wanna get started, check out our Angular 2 webpack starter on github.