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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 Angular Universal

Angular Universal is an Angular library that enables an Angular CLI application to be rendered on the server. An SSR application increases the loading speed of an Angular application and improves the loading of the first page.

To install Angular Universal in an existing Angular CLI application, we will use the following command of the Angular CLI:

ng add @nguniversal/express-engine

The previous command uses the ng add command of the Angular CLI to install the @nguniversal/express-engine npm package. The @nguniversal/express-engine package is the heart of the Angular Universal library and consists of a Node.js Express web server at its core.

When we execute the preceding command to install Angular Universal, we are not only installing the library but also modifying our Angular CLI workspace with the following files:

  • angular.json: This creates new entries in the architect section to build and enable our Angular Universal application....