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Great response, with facts not assumptions. One fact of life as well is AngularJS is reaching end of life, moving to long term support in a little over a year. Why learn a dead framework?

This is why such things as IE and bower still exist. New frameworks come out because they are improvements based on the current reality. Great broad statement there, be kind as not all frameworks are better. It's technology, 4K UHD is better than 1080p LED, same goes with frameworks. I hate when people destroy the "new" way of doing things. It's technology, it's advancements, it's the reason I choose to be in this field as it's a constant education.

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Sergei Garcia

Thank you for Dylan 🙂 Though I'd like to add, I do not want to discourage people from learning an "old", or so called "dead" framework. It's important not to fall into "hype driven development". And that just because something is new, it doesn't mean it will always be an improvement for everyone. Angular 2+ was a great example of that.

Sometimes, just because things aren't talked about as much, doesn't mean they aren't great technologies anymore. I like to think the same way about Ember. Nobody talks about tech like Ember.js, or heck, even Ruby at this point. But that's because they are mature tools that people are mostly happy with. There aren't new shiny things being introduced at breakneck pace anymore. And for many people, that is just perfect 🙂

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Holt Mansfield

I think people should absolutely be discouraged from learning angularJS. That would be a terrible investment of time.

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Martin Scola

As an AngularJS developer, working on a legacy project, I'd undoubtedly discourage new devs from learning AngularJS. It's not only a dead framework by now (March 2021), but also has been successfully replaced by Angular, not as an alternative, but as a replacement.
Encouraging new devs to learn old, outdated frameworks is doing them a disservice