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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)

Installing TypeScript

It's pretty simple to install and get started with TypeScript. It is necessary to have Node.js and Node Package Manager (NPM) installed on your machine.

If you don't have them yet, go to and follow the step-by-step installation instructions for your platform.

Let's install TypeScript, as follows:

  1. Open your Terminal and type the following command to install the TypeScript compiler:
npm install -g typescript

Note that the -g flag means to install the compiler on your machine globally.

  1. Let's check the available TypeScript commands. Type the following command in the Terminal:
tsc --help

The preceding command will provide a lot of information about the TypeScript compiler; we will see a simple example of how we can transpile a TypeScript file to a JavaScript file.


tsc hello.ts
tsc --outFile file...