I haven't read an issue of PragPub in quite a while, but was intrigued to see a title of "Angular 2 and Testing" for this month's issue. We have been using Angular on our projects at work for the past 18 months and I am trying to keep an eye on what is around the corner with Angular 2.
Sadly, when I went to download a copy of the current issue I found out that it is no longer free
I can't say how long Pragmatic Bookshelf has been charging for the content. I know when I was reading it regularly that I was completely shocked at how much amazing content that they were producing and providing at absolutely no charge. The articles were always good, even the ones that didn't apply to technology that I was using I would find interesting. My job has been mostly with enterprise technology, so I am well behind leading edge topics, and that means that most of the content, while interesting to me, is not useful for applying at work.
At this point I am probably not going to subscribe to PragPub. If you work in any web development that is not limited to Enterprise technology, you probably should though. It's a great way to keep up to date on new technology and topics, and the authors of the articles are the same people who have written the great books that Pragmatic Bookshelf sells.