As the Technical Manager of Sereale, I have in mind of updating our website with a brand new user interface. I want it to be simpler, faster, and more maintenable as we have today. Our BackEnd is in Ruby on Rails, and our current FrontEnd in classical HTML and JQuery. It is working pretty well in fact, I am not complaining, but as we have to make a better website (as we always do!), it is the right time to change the technology, and choose what we have best today.
And Cory House is right: between Angular2 and React « There will be blood« . Because both are great tools to develop the FrontEnd.
I started with Angular2 and the « Tour of Heroes » tutorial and decided to do the same with React to be able to compare them. I thought my results could interest some of you (it is a good way of starting a rails and Angular2/React new project), so I decided to copy/paste them below. I will not comment them too much as you can find every information you need on internet and specifically on Angular2 website. The interesting aspect of this article is that you do not have to install npm node modules as I wanted my project to be light and simple.
Environment description (but it will probably work with a lot of different environments):
- Debian 8
- Rails 4
- Ruby 2