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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)

Packaging a desktop application

Web applications are usually bundled and deployed to a web server that hosts them. On the other hand, desktop applications are bundled and packaged as a single executable file that can be easily distributed. Packaging our WYSIWYG application requires the following steps:

  • Configuring webpack for production mode
  • Using an Electron bundler

We will look at both of them in more detail in the following sections.

Configuring webpack for production

We have already created a webpack configuration file for the development environment. We now need to create a new one for production. Both configuration files will share some functionality, so let's start by creating a common one:

  1. Create a file in the root folder of the Angular CLI workspace with the following content:
    const path = require('path');
    const baseConfig = require('./webpack.config');
    module.exports = {