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Server-Side Enterprise Development with Angular

By : Bram Borggreve
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Server-Side Enterprise Development with Angular

By: Bram Borggreve

Overview of this book

With the help of Server-Side Enterprise Development with Angular, equip yourself with the skills required to create modern, progressive web applications that load quickly and efficiently. This fast-paced book is a great way to learn how to build an effective UX by using the new features of Angular 7 beta, without wasting efforts in searching for referrals. To start off, you'll install Angular CLI and set up a working environment, followed by learning to distinguish between the container and presentational components. You'll explore advanced concepts such as making requests to a REST API from an Angular application, creating a web server using Node.js and Express, and adding dynamic metadata. You'll also understand how to implement and configure a service worker using Angular PWA and deploy the server-side rendered app to the cloud. By the end of this book, you'll have developed skills to serve your users views that load instantly, while reaping all the SEO benefits of improved page indexing.
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

Generating the Universal Code

Since Angular CLI version 1.6, there is support for Angular Universal, and since version 6.x, it has been advanced even more. We can use the ng generate command to generate the majority of the code we need to add support for server-side rendering.


Schematics is the name of the workflow tool that powers code generation in Angular CLI. You can write your own schematics to generate custom code using ng generate. If you would like to learn more about Schematics, you can refer to a blog post about it at

Let's explore what happens when running the generator in more detail:

Figure 2.5: Running the generator command
Figure 2.5: Running the generator command

Running this generator will change a few things in the current app:

  • It will add a new architect to the angular-social app in angular.json.
  • It will add the @angular/platform-server dependency to package.json.
  • It updates the...