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Angular is currently one of the most popular Frontend-Web-Development frameworks on the market. With the growing community of users and the increasing popularity among developers, Angular is continuously released with newer versions. To check the version of Angular used in your app, go with one of the following approaches.
Open up your favorite terminal, go to your project directory and type in one of the following commands:
Bear in mind, that for recent versions of Angular, it will display a list of several Angular packages in your project. The one, that indicates the Angular version is @angular-devkit/core. An example output can be seen below:
The second approach is to go to your project directory and find the package.json file. Under the dependencies, you should be able to find your angular-oriented packages. As before, the one that indicates the Angular version is @angular/core.
Angular version has a format of major.minor.patch. As an example Angular version 8.2.3, means major version 8, minor version 2, and patch version 3. The version is updated based on the level of change included in the release:
There is no specific time schedule regarding the releases of Angular version, but a general cycle is considered to be:
Some of the major releases may contain changes that can crash your existing code. To make the transition process possibly smooth, there is a deprecation policy for Angular releases:
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