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Essential Angular

By : Victor Savkin, Jeff Cross
Book Image

Essential Angular

By: Victor Savkin, Jeff Cross

Overview of this book

Essential Angular is a concise, complete overview of the key aspects of Angular, written by two Angular core contributors. The book covers the framework's mental model, its API, and the design principles behind it. This book is fully up to date with the latest release of Angular. Essential Angular gives you a strong foundation in the core Angular technology. It will help you put all the concepts into the right places so you will have a good understanding of why the framework is the way it is. Read this book after you have toyed around with the framework, but before you embark on writing your first serious Angular application. This book covers concepts such as the differences between Just-In-Time (JIT) and Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) compilation in Angular, alongside NgModules, components and directives. It also goes into detail on Dependency Injection and Change Detection: essential skills for Angular developers to master. The book finishes with a look at testing, and how to integrate different testing methodologies in your Angular code.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Content and view children

Earlier I said "change detection goes through every component in the component tree to check if the model it depends on changed" without saying much about how the framework does it. In what order does it do it? Understanding this is crucial, and that's what I'm going to cover in this section.

There are two types of children a component can have: content children and view children. To understand the difference between them, let's look at the following example:

selector: 'tab',
template: `...`
class TabCmp {

selector: 'tabs',
template: `
Number of tabs: {{tabs.length}}
<button (click)="selectPrev()">Prev</button>
<button (click)="selectNext()">Next</button>