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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

Creating the Chat Angular module

In order to finish our chat implementation, we're going to create a new Angular chat module. Our module will include our component and template, a routing configuration, and a service wrapping the client functionality. provides us with a client library to handle the socket communication; however, a best practice would be to obfuscate it using our own Angular service. We'll begin by configuring the client library.

Setting up the client library

To set up the client library, we'll need to include the library JavaScript file in our index.ejs template. To do that, go to the app/views/index.ejs file and make the following change:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title><%= title %></title>
  <base href="/">

  <script type="text/javascript">
    window.user = <%- user...