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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)

Understanding Angular tests

Tests are very important for any modern web application, and Angular includes some testing tools by default, such as Jasmine, Karma, and protectors for unit tests and end-to-end tests. Let's look at the main focus of each tool, in order to see the differences:

Unit Tests End to End Tests
Test a single component, service, pipe, and so on. Test the whole application
Test a single, specific behavior. Test real-world situations
Require mocking the backend to test. Test important features on complete applications
Test edge cases on the most detailed level. Do not test edge cases

The preceding table is simple, but we can see all of the main differences between unit tests and end-to-end tests, also know as e2e tests. Also, both tools use the Jasmine framework, a behavior-driven development framework for testing JavaScript code.

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