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MEAN Web Development - Second Edition

By : Amos Q. Haviv
Book Image

MEAN Web Development - Second Edition

By: Amos Q. Haviv

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development that helps you build fast, robust, and maintainable web applications. Starting with the MEAN core frameworks, this pragmatic guide will explain the key concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect it all together. By following the real-world examples shown in this tutorial, you will scaffold your MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support your project development. You will learn the best practices of maintaining clear and simple code and will see how to avoid common pitfalls. Finally, you will walk through the different tools and frameworks that will help expedite your daily development cycles. Watch how your application development grows by learning from the only guide that is solely orientated towards building a full, end-to-end, real-time application using the MEAN stack!
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
MEAN Web Development Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Introduction to TypeScript

TypeScript is a typed programming language created by Microsoft, which uses the object-oriented foundations of C#, Java, and now ES2015. Code written in TypeScript is transpiled into JavaScript code either in ES3, ES5 or ES2015 and can be run on any of the modern web browsers. It is also a superset of ES2015, so basically, any JavaScript code is valid TypeScript code. The idea behind this was to create a strongly typed programming language for big projects that will allow big teams to better communicate the interface between their software components. As derived from its name, TypeScript has an optional type system that allows developers to enforce limits on their code in order to have better clarity. Since a lot of the features in TypeScript were already implemented in ES2015, we'll touch a few basic features that we'll need and didn't get in the current specifications.


Types are a major part of every programming language, including JavaScript. Unfortunately...