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Angular Projects - Second Edition

By : Aristeidis Bampakos
Book Image

Angular Projects - Second Edition

By: Aristeidis Bampakos

Overview of this book

Packed with practical advice and detailed recipes, this updated second edition of Angular Projects will teach you everything you need to know to build efficient and optimized web applications using Angular. Among the things you’ll learn in this book are the essential features of the framework, which you’ll master by creating ten different real-world web applications. Each application will demonstrate how to integrate Angular with a different library and tool. As you advance, you’ll familiarize yourself with implementing popular technologies, such as Angular Router, Scully, Electron, Angular service worker, Nx monorepo tools, NgRx, and more while building an issue tracking system. You’ll also work on a PWA weather application, a mobile photo geotagging application, a component UI library, and many other exciting projects. In the later chapters, you’ll get to grips with customizing Angular CLI commands using schematics. By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to be able to build Angular apps using a variety of different technologies according to your or your client’s needs.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Integrating Electron in the workspace

The Electron framework is an npm package that we can install using the following command:

npm install -D electron

The previous command will install the latest version of the electron npm package into the Angular CLI workspace. It will also add a respective entry into the devDependencies section of the package.json file of our project.

Important Note

Electron is added to the devDependencies section of the package.json file because it is a development dependency of our application. It is used only to prepare and build our application as a desktop one and not during runtime.

Electron applications run on the Node.js runtime and use the Chromium browser for rendering purposes. A Node.js application has at least a JavaScript file, usually called index.js or main.js, which is the main entry point of the application. Since we are using Angular and TypeScript as our development stack, we will start by creating a respective TypeScript file...