After creating my initial AngularJS Component Refactoring presentation, which explained how to refactor your Angular 1.x apps to use component-based design, there were some new developments in Angular that fit nicely as a next step. Angular 1.5 was released, which added a component function that is basically a more simple form of a directive like we refactored to in the presentation.
Angular 1.5 adds a logical next step for us to get to a component based design, and even closer to making an upgrade to Angular 2 much easier. Angular 1.5 also adds a one way databinding type, but it doesn't work exactly like I hoped, I covered that in the updated presentation, too.
I updated my slides that I used during the presentation at the March Boise Frontend Developers Meetup.