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Learning Angular for .NET Developers

By : Rajesh Gunasundaram
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Learning Angular for .NET Developers

By: Rajesh Gunasundaram

Overview of this book

Are you are looking for a better, more efficient, and more powerful way of building front-end web applications? Well, look no further, you have come to the right place! This book comprehensively integrates Angular version 4 into your tool belt, then runs you through all the new options you now have on hand for your web apps without bogging you down. The frameworks, tools, and libraries mentioned here will make your work productive and minimize the friction usually associated with building server-side web applications. Starting off with building blocks of Angular version 4, we gradually move into integrating TypeScript and ES6. You will get confident in building single page applications and using Angular for prototyping components. You will then move on to building web services and full-stack web application using ASP.NET WebAPI. Finally, you will learn the development process focused on rapid delivery and testability for all application layers.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Adding client-side packages using NPM package manager

When we develop applications, we add references to many frameworks and libraries as dependencies. In Visual Studio, we have the NuGet package manager tool to manage all those packages in our application.

In the frontend web community, using Bower, Grunt, Gulp, and NPM to manage packages and running build tasks to develop modern web applications has become widely popular. As this ecosystem is very rich and widely accepted, Visual Studio 2015 has adopted these systems to manage client-side frameworks and libraries, as illustrated. NuGet is ideal to manage server-side packages:

Various package managing tools

We saw how to manage client-side packages using NPM in Visual Studio Code. Similarly, we use NPM in Visual Studio 2015 or later to manage frontend frameworks and libraries in our project. Let's add the Angular framework and other required JavaScript libraries as dependencies to our project using NPM by following these steps:

  1. First, let's...