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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
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Using the HTTP client

In Chapter 7, Introduction to Angular, we mentioned the http client as a means of communication between the Angular 2 application and your backend API. Since the REST architecture is well structured, it would be quite easy to implement a service for our Angular module, which we'll provide to our components with an API in order to communicate with the server. To do that, the Angular http client utilizes the Observable pattern to deal with its asynchronous nature, so before we continue, it would be best to quickly review this powerful pattern.

Reactive programming and Observables

In programming, we mostly expect things to run in a serial way, where all of our instructions occur in an order. Alas, from its beginning, web application development suffered from a lack of synchronicity. This is especially a problem when dealing with data and, more specifically in our case, data that is retrieved from the server. To solve this issue, various different patterns were created, from...