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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)

The Benefits of TypeScript

TypeScript enables you to write JavaScript code. It includes static typing and other features that are very common in object-oriented languages. In addition, with TypeScript, you can use all of the features of ECMAScript 6, because the compiler converts them into readable code for the current browser.

One of the features of TypeScript is that users can create typed variables, like it is done in Java or C# (for example, const VARIABLE_NAME: Type = Value), Not only that, but TypeScript helps us to write clean, well-organized code. That is one of the reasons why the Angular team adopted TypeScript for the current version of the framework.

Before we begin, let's look at what the official TypeScript documentation states:

"TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
Any browser. Any host."

In this chapter...