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Angular 2 Components

By : Thierry Templier Thierry
Book Image

Angular 2 Components

By: 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

Choosing an IDE

While Angular 2 applications can be developed with a plain text editor, working with an IDE (integrated develop environment) is highly recommended. Personally, I'm using webstorm (, which offers complete support for Angular out of the box. If you are looking for a free, open source alternative, we have VSCode (, which also supports Angular 2 naturally. Both of them offer Angular code inspection and highlighting along with refactoring and autocomplete features. WebStorm offers a complete integration with almost every JavaScript tool out there and is considered by many to be the best JavaScript IDE out there.