Learning Angular - Second Edition: A no-nonsense guide to building real-world apps with Angular 5

Christoffer Noring, Pablo Deeleman



Build modern SPAs by learning the latest and powerful features of Angular 5 and TypeScript 2.x
Key Features
  • The best overview of Angular 5 on the market, this guide gathers together everything there is to know about Angular 5 and groups it into intuitive sections.
  • Learn to build, grow and test powerful and scalable mobile and desktop web applications with Angular
  • Explore the latest features of Angular 5 and TypeScript 2.4 by building a complete responsive application from scratch.
  • Deliver seamless web navigation experiences with application routing and state handling common features with ease
  • The author has done all the hard work of fitting everything Angular 5 means for developers, making this book the quickest way to learn Angular 5 from scratch.
Book DescriptionThe latest version of Angular comes with a lot of new features that help you to make your applications smaller and faster. This book will show you how to set up an Angular project, and you'll build Angular components right from the beginning.
Moving on, you'll explore and work with the components to build your app. Next, you'll find out more about TypeScript and see how to use it to build apps in the best way possible. You'll then be introduced to the building blocks - Properties, Events, Directives, and Pipes - and how it can be used to implement and enhance the components.
Additionally, you'll be using Angular components to organize your components in a scalable way. Then you'll understand how to get data in your app and add navigation to it. Furthermore, you'll deep dive and work with Forms, Authentication, and see how Material design will help you make your app beautiful in just a few short lines of code. Lastly, you'll see how to use animating components with Angular, and test and debug the app.
All in all, the overall mission is to give you a great start when developing apps using Angular and TypeScript.
What you will learn
  • Set up the workspace and the project using webpack and Angular-Cli
  • Explore the features of TypeScript and organize the code in ES6 modules
  • Work with HTTP and Data Services and understand how data can flow in the app
  • Create multiple views and learn how to navigate between them
  • Make the app beautiful by adding Material Design
  • Implement two different types of form handling and its validation
  • Add animation to some standard events such as route change, initialization, data load, and so on
  • Discover how to bulletproof your applications by introducing smart unit testing techniques and debugging tools
Who This Book Is ForThis book is for web developers who want to build the next generation of state-of-the-art mobile and desktop web applications with Angular. This book does not require you to have prior exposure to either Angular 1.x, 2 or 4, although comprehensive knowledge of JavaScript is assumed.
Table of Contents
  1. Creating Our First Component in Angular
  2. IDEs and Plugins
  3. Introducing TypeScript
  4. Implementing Properties and Events in Our Components
  5. Enhancing our components with Pipes and Directives
  6. Building an Application with Angular Components
  7. Asynchronous Data Services with Angular
  8. Firebase
  9. Routing
  10. Forms in Angular
  11. Angular Material
  12. Animating Components with Angular
  13. Unit testing
  14. Appendix I - SystemJS
  15. Apendix II - Webpack with Angular