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Beginning Server-Side Application Development with Angular

By : Bram Borggreve
Book Image

Beginning Server-Side Application Development with Angular

By: Bram Borggreve

Overview of this book

Equip yourself with the skills required to create modern, progressive web applications that load quickly and efficiently. This fast-paced guide to server-side Angular leads you through an example application that uses Angular Universal to render application pages on the server, rather than the client. You'll learn how to serve your users views that load instantly, while reaping all the SEO benefits of improved page indexing. With differences of just 200 milliseconds in performance having a measurable impact on your users, it's more important than ever to get server-side right.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

What Is a Progressive Web App?

Progressive Web App (PWA) is a term that is used for web applications that behave in a way similar to native mobile applications.

Like native apps, they allow an application to be started when the user is offline, caching the UI elements and API calls to display an initial page. That way, a user can interact with the application on a basic level until the connection gets established.

Once the connection is established, the PWA will retrieve the updated data from the server and refresh the application, so the user can work with the latest data.


The official Angular documentation has a great section on service workers: