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Learning Angular for .NET Developers

By : Rajesh Gunasundaram
Book Image

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

Using Gulp to run tasks

Gulp is a task runner that runs on node.js. Using Gulp, we can automate activities such as moving or copying files, and bundling and minification. In ASP.NET Core, Microsoft also integrated Gulp with Visual Studio as it has been widely accepted by the web community to run and manage complex tasks very easily. You can find more information by visiting the official site at

Let's use Gulp to push the required JavaScript frameworks and libraries from the node_modules folder hidden in the solution to the libs folder under wwwroot. Installing Gulp in Visual Studio is easy. Perform the following steps to install and run Gulp tasks:

  1. Add Gulp as a dev dependency in the package.json NPM configuration file, as shown, and save the file:
            "version": "1.0.0",   
            "name": "my-todo",   
            "private": true,   
            "dependencies": {   
            "@angular/common": "~4.0.0",   
            "@angular/compiler": "~4.0...