AngularFire has always been one of the most amazing things about Firebase. So much so that I decided to build my business on it (https://www.angularcourse.com). Misko (Angular creator) himself has said that 3-way binding with AngularFire was the closest to fulfilling his vision of what Angular should be.
Also more than the technology, Google's getting a company that really cares about the developer experience and knows how to design developer products. This is improving but still really lacking in the Google Cloud product line.
Firebase is one of those products that really gets you exciting about programming. Many people have told me about how they were amazed the first time they saw real-time updates in Firebase forge. I know I spent an embarrassing amount of time watching the colors change (green, red, orange) in Forge too.
Here's his blog post about the topic:
"<angular/> provides the database hosting as a service so that your <angular/> application does not have to worry about it."
"The cost of building security and authentication into your web-application is often overlooked when building web-applications. <angular/> offers both out of the box."
i really hope firebase doesn't get broken up or otherwise disappear into the goog.
and congrats btw!
I'm curious to see how this wraps up into App engine though. Currently there is a web routes hack to get angular to send/receive to datastore, but it's not very robust.
Probably none. Angular is part of Ads, they're not in the Cloud group.