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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


TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript. This means you can write plain JavaScript in .ts files. The TypeScript compiler will peel all the extra TypeScript code and produce code that is plain, readable, and almost identical to the source code. The Angular 2 team uses TypeScript for developing the Angular platform (the source code is written with TypeScript, but a compiled JavaScript version is also available). As developers, we can choose whatever we want to use; TypeScript, JavaScript 2015 (ES6), or JavaScript 1.5.

If you choose to use TypeScript, it's highly recommended to visit and learn more about the language's capabilities that go beyond the scope of this book.