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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)

How to use authorization headers

When we talk about authorization in the header, we are basically talking about making some modifications in the header of the application to send some kind of authorization. In our case, we are specifically talking about an authorization token generated by our API backend.

The best way to do this is by using Angular interceptors. An interceptor, as its name suggests, allows us to simply intercept and configure requests before they are triggered to the server.

This allows us to do a lot of things. An example of this would be to configure a token authentication on any request, or suddenly add custom headers that our application may need, until we handle answers before finishing the request.

When a JWT token is sent to the backend, remember that we are using the jwt-auth library on our Laravel API: it is expected to be in the authorization header...