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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)

Building the baseline for a PWA

As we discussed earlier, we can now use the new ng add command to create a PWA. But, before that, let's take a look at the concept of a PWA.

A PWA is a set of techniques for developing web applications, progressively adding features that were previously only possible in native apps.

The main advantage for the user is that they do not have to download an application before knowing if it will be worth it or not. In addition, we can cite the following advantages:

  • Progressive: For any user, regardless of browser
  • Responsive: Made for any device: desktop, tablet, and mobile
  • Connection: Works even if the user is offline
  • App-like: The user feels as if they are in a native app
  • Updated: No need to download application updates; the browser will simply detect and update automatically, if necessary
  • Secure: Only with HTTPs
  • Engaging: Through push notifications...