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Hands-On Full Stack Web Development with Angular 6 and Laravel 5

By : Fernando Monteiro
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Hands-On Full Stack Web Development with Angular 6 and Laravel 5

By: Fernando Monteiro

Overview of this book

Angular, considered as one of the most popular and powerful frontend frameworks, has undergone a major overhaul to embrace emerging web technologies so that developers can build cutting-edge web applications. This book gives you practical knowledge of building modern full-stack web apps from scratch using Angular with a Laravel Restful back end. The book begins with a thorough introduction to Laravel and Angular and its core concepts like custom errors messages, components, routers, and Angular-cli, with each concept being explained first, and then put into practice in the case-study project. With the basics covered, you will learn how sophisticated UI features can be added using NgBootstrao and a component-based architecture. You will learn to extend and customize variables from Bootstrap CSS framework. You will learn how to create secure web application with Angular and Laravel using token based authentication. Finally, you will learn all about progressive web applications and build and deploy a complete fullstack application using Docker and Docker-compose. By the end of this book, you'll gain a solid understanding of Angular 6 and how it interacts with a Laravel 5.x backend
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Laravel application life cycle

In a Laravel application, the flow is almost the same as in the previous example, but a little more complex. When the user triggers an event in a browser, the request arrives on a web server (Apache/Nginx), where we have our web application running. So, the server redirects the request into public/index.php, the starting point for the entire framework. In the bootstrap folder, the autoloader.php is started and loads all of the files generated by the composer retrieving an instance to the Laravel application.

Let's look at the following screenshot:

Laravel application cycle

The diagram is complex enough for our first chapter, so we will not get into all of the steps performed by the user's request. Instead, we will go on to another very important feature that is a main concept in Laravel: the Artisan command-line interface (CLI).

You can read more about the request life cycle in Laravel in the official documentation at