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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)

Creating a RESTful API Using Laravel - Part 1

Before we get started, let's briefly introduce a software development standard called the RESTful API.

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of instructions, routines, and programming patterns used to access an internet-based application. This allows a computer or other application to understand the instructions in this application, interpret its data, and use it for integration with other platforms and software, generating new instructions that will be executed by this software or computers.

In this way, we understand that the APIs allow interoperability between applications. In other words, this is communication between applications, in our case, the communication between the client-side and the server-side.

Representational State Transfer (REST) is an abstraction of the web architecture. Briefly, REST consists...