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Learning Angular - Fourth Edition

By : Aristeidis Bampakos, Pablo Deeleman
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Book Image

Learning Angular - Fourth Edition

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By: Aristeidis Bampakos, Pablo Deeleman

Overview of this book

As Angular continues to reign as one of the top JavaScript frameworks, more developers are seeking out the best way to get started with this extraordinarily flexible and secure framework. Learning Angular, now in its fourth edition, will show you how you can use it to achieve cross-platform high performance with the latest web techniques, extensive integration with modern web standards, and integrated development environments (IDEs). The book is especially useful for those new to Angular and will help you to get to grips with the bare bones of the framework to start developing Angular apps. You'll learn how to develop apps by harnessing the power of the Angular command-line interface (CLI), write unit tests, style your apps by following the Material Design guidelines, and finally, deploy them to a hosting provider. Updated for Angular 15, this new edition covers lots of new features and tutorials that address the current frontend web development challenges. You’ll find a new dedicated chapter on observables and RxJS, more on error handling and debugging in Angular, and new real-life examples. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be able to create Angular applications with TypeScript from scratch, but also enhance your coding skills with best practices.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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The RxJS library

As mentioned previously, Angular comes with a peer dependency on RxJS, the JavaScript flavor of the ReactiveX library that allows us to create observables out of a large variety of scenarios, including the following:

  • Interaction events
  • Promises
  • Callback functions
  • Events

In this sense, reactive programming does not aim to replace asynchronous patterns, such as promises or callbacks. All the way around, it can leverage them as well to create observable sequences.

RxJS has built-in support for a wide range of composable operators to transform, filter, and combine the resulting event streams. Its API provides convenient methods for observers to subscribe to these streams so that our components can respond accordingly to state changes or input interaction. Let’s see some of these operators in action in the following sections.

Creating observables

We have already learned how to create an observable from...