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Angular 2 Components

By : Robin Böhm, Nir Kaufman, Thierry Templier Thierry
Book Image

Angular 2 Components

By: Robin Böhm, Nir Kaufman, Thierry Templier Thierry

Overview of this book

This book is a concise guide to Angular 2 Components and is based on the stable version of Angular 2. You will start with learning about the Angular 2 Components architecture and how components differ from Angular directives in Angular 1. You will then move on to quickly set up an Angular 2 development environment and grasp the basics of TypeScript. With this strong foundation in place, you will start building components. The book will teach you, with an example, how to define component behavior, create component templates, and use the controller of your component. You will also learn how to make your components communicate with each other. Once you have built a component, you will learn how to extend it by integrating third-party components with it. By the end of the book, you will be confident with building and using components for your applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Angular 2 Components
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Node and npm

Before we can start using angular-cli, we need to install Node.js on our machine. Node is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. It enables JavaScript to run without a browser, which leads to the development of many development tools that we use today, such as task runners, compilers, linters, and module loaders. The modern web frontend development environment relies on these tools.

Installing Node

Node is cross-platform, so it can run on any popular operating system. The easiest way to install node is by downloading the official installer for your operating system. To do this, go to and find the official installer for Windows, Macintosh, or Linux. Currently, Node releases have two major paths—a Long Time Support (LTS) and a stable version. For this book, we will use the LTS version of Node. Make sure to download the Node 4.24.53 LTS version installer.

After you download and run the installer successfully, open your terminal (or command...