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It appears that over the past few days that Angular 4.x (RTM) was released.

Interestingly, I was digging around to see if there is anything needed to edit in order to target the newer versions and found that my plunks that were targeting 2.x automagically work with and target 4.x.

One way to see this is to view the source of and you can note the version in the “ng-version” attribute that gets injected into your mark-up.

For my plunks, I immediately saw this attribute on the primary “app” component that is bootstrapped, for example:


It’s good to know that my prior plunks work as-is without modifications!

The release notes can be found here:


In my last post regarding an Angular2 Multiselect dropdown, I showed how to integrate form validation. One of the last UI interaction pieces is handling clicks outside of the component. This is necessary to close the dropdown when, for example, a user clicks the document body.

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Long, long ago, I wrote about StartSSL. It was actually one of my first blog posts. After using the StartSSL (StartCom) service without issue for over two years, it appears that their root authority has been revoked making their free service virtually useless. I had to find an alternative.

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It’s funny how the simplest things crop up that I’ve not had to develop previously. One such thing is a calendar picker that lets a user select a date range. Typically, I would handle this as two separate data selectors, but using a single calendar seemed like a better experience in this particular case.

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