The steps are really easy and enables you to have rich sharing links in you app with very little effort. I am going to focus on using this with Drupal rather than using a static php file like in the blog post from Michael.
Angular 2 was first announced in Paris at the ng-europe conference and it caused quite a sensation after anouncing that a lof of the things from angular 1 would be "killed" like controllers or scope.
Drupal 8 Release candidate one is out!
After anouncement in Barcelona by @Dries Drupal 8 release candidate was released on October 7. Time to start using Drupal 8 in a more serious way now that we are at zero criticals.
Still there is a lot of modules that need porting to Drupal 8 so development will still be slow and some major issues might still arrive during RC phase.
Drupal 8 is coming, and with it new aproaches to development websites with Drupal. One of my favourites as a front end developer is what has been called Drupal Headless, meaning decoupling the Drupal backend from the front end leaving Drupal as only a content management doing what it does so good and leaving the front end to powerfull emerging tools like Angular, React or ember.
One of the things to worry when chaning URL's in any website is keeping social proof in past shared links, keeping sure that these are still valid and still counted when users visit a page.
Plugins like digg digg, or sharethis help us with this but the way they worked is based on the exact URL that was shared. So for example if someone has 100 shares on facebook on a blog post for example if they change URL these buttons will be down to zero again.
The trick is to keep post the "old URL" even if the URL has changed.