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In our previous video we learned how to use the Angular CLI to create our first Angular application. Now it's time to prepare it for production. That requires some building, bundling, minifying and "Ahead of Time" compilation. In this video we will learn how simple it can be by using the Angular CLI.

TL;DW (Too long, didn’t watch): You can simply append the --aot to your build instruction, like ng build --prod --aot. Ya, it’s really that damn simple :smiley:

UPDATE (March 1st, 2017) - The Angular CLI now automatically builds with AoT enabled if you use the --prod flag. So there’s no need to add it explicitly. The --aot flag still remains though if you wanted to use AoT in dev mode for instance.

This video you will learn about…

You can download the source code I use in the video from my repository.

Angular Docs Cookbook: Ahead of Time Compilation
Learn how to use Ahead-of-time compilation https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/cookbook/aot-compiler.html

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