Day zero resources for upgrading from Angular 2 RC4 to RC5

Angular 2 RC5 is now available!

For those looking to get their hands dirty from day 1, I’ve compiled some links of resources that are already available that helped me along the way.


What’s New


The biggest change is the new NgModule which will impact the bootstrapping of your application and the way components reference directives and pipes.


RC5 Changelog


Ahead of Time (AoT) Compiler

A more detailed look at the offline (AoT) compiler, lazy loading and other changes in RC5


How to Upgrade

RC4 to RC5 Migration steps


Update Dependencies

A quick way to update your dependencies from RC4 to RC5 is to take a look at the sites’ Quick Start project which has already been updated to use RC5. Change your to be the same, run npm install and you are away.



Follow the Examples

All of the Plunker examples from website documentation seem to have been updated to use RC5 and show the new patterns and serve as good examples of how you should be doing things the RC5 way. For example, there have been some changes in routing which can be seen in this Plunker:

About Cameron Dwyer

Architect and developer at OnePlace Solutions. Passionate about delivering compelling solutions on the Office 365/SharePoint platform. Addicted to coffee.

Posted on August 9, 2016, in Angular 2 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Your explicit dependency example helped me out alot. I tried several times to upgrade from rc4 to rc5 unsuccessfully until I saw your dependencies example. I was not upgrading @angular/router to 3.0.0 rc.1 until I saw this article.

    Thanks, now on my 5th migration try it is working

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  2. Unfortunately, the upgrade guide ( is gone now, 404.


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