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MEAN Blueprints

By : Robert Onodi
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MEAN Blueprints

By: Robert Onodi

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a combination of the most popular web development frameworks available—MongoDB, Angular, Express, and Node.js used together to offer a powerful and comprehensive full stack web development solution. It is the modern day web dev alternative to the old LAMP stack. It works by allowing AngularJS to handle the front end, and selecting Mongo, Express, and Node to handle the back-end development, which makes increasing sense to forward-thinking web developers. The MEAN stack is great if you want to prototype complex web applications. This book will enable you to build a better foundation for your AngularJS apps. Each chapter covers a complete, single, advanced end-to-end project. You’ll learn how to build complex real-life applications with the MEAN stack and few more advanced projects. You will become familiar with WebSockets and build real-time web applications, as well as create auto-destructing entities. Later, we will combine server-side rendering techniques with a single page application approach. You’ll build a fun project and see how to work with monetary data in Mongo. You will also find out how to a build real-time e-commerce application. By the end of this book, you will be a lot more confident in developing real-time, complex web applications using the MEAN stack.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
MEAN Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Bootstrapping the Angular app

It's time to start building our client application using Angular 2. We are going to integrate SocketIO with the client to communicate with our backend application. We are going to showcase only the most important parts of the application, but you can look at the final version anytime.

The boot file

We are going to boot our application from a specific file, and—probably you have already guessed it—it will be called public/src/boot.ts. For better transparency and to foresee what we are going to build, the following code snippet from the boot.ts file will be the final version, with all the necessary data added to it:

import { bootstrap } from 'angular2/platform/browser';
import { provide } from 'angular2/core';
import { HTTP_PROVIDERS } from 'angular2/http';
import { ROUTER_PROVIDERS, LocationStrategy, HashLocationStrategy } from 'angular2/router';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { ChatService }  from './services/chat.service';
import { ThreadService...