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Angular Projects - Second Edition

By : Aristeidis Bampakos
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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)

Essential background theory and context

An Angular application consists of several pages that are created dynamically in the DOM of the browser by the Angular framework while we use the application. Angular Universal enables the Angular framework to create these pages on the server statically during application runtime. In other words, it can create a fully static version of an Angular application that can run even without needing to have JavaScript enabled. Prerendering an application on the server has the following advantages:

  • It allows web crawlers to index the application and make it discoverable and linkable on social media websites.
  • It makes the application usable to mobile and other low-performant devices that cannot afford to execute JavaScript on their side.
  • It improves the user experience by loading the first page quickly and, at the same time, loading the actual client page in the background (First Contentful Paint (FCP)).

    Important note

    The application does...