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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)

Installing Angular PWA

Angular comes with great support for service workers, and in recent versions, it has become super easy to set up. Whereas previously you had to manually install the dependencies, edit the Angular config, import a module, and configure it, you can now simply use the ng add command that got introduced in Angular CLI v6.

Exercise 46: Adding Angular PWA

In this exercise, we will add Angular PWA to our app. Follow these steps to complete this exercise:

  1. Open the terminal in the project directory.
  2. Install the necessary dependencies using the npm command:
    ng add @angular/pwa --project angular-social
  3. When the installation is successful, we should see the new package added to the dependencies object in our project's package.json file.

Let's move on to the next section, where we will enable the service worker in the application.