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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)

Dealing with Angular routes

At this point, we will continue with the development of our sample application. In the previous chapter, we created some Angular components for the frontend application, but before we write the contents of each one of them, we are going to create some routes.

Before we dive into the code, it’s important for you to understand how the Angular router works.

When you click on a link or go to a URL (for example, http://localhost:4200/bikes), the Angular router:

  1. Checks the browser URL.
  2. Finds which router state corresponds to the URL.
  3. Applies route guards, if they were defined in the router state.
  4. Activates the respective Angular component to display the page.

Also, each route can contain the following properties:

  • path: String; the path to match the URL
  • patchMatch: String; how to match the URL
  • component: Class reference; component to activate when...