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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)

API documentation with the Swagger framework

Let's take a break and tackle an extremely important topic in the development of RESTful applications: documentation on how to use the API endpoints.

Although we have not created any controller or route to be able to view the data of our API in the browser, we will introduce a new tool that will help us develop our frontend application, called the Swagger framework.

Swagger is an open source language-agnostic framework for describing, documenting, consuming, and visualizing REST APIs.

It is very common today to use public and private APIs for creating frontend web applications, and we are familiar with several APIs, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and many others.

Documenting your application is an important part of the development process. Every API needs to be documented in order to make it easier to use and test, either by your...