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Spring Boot and Angular

By : Devlin Basilan Duldulao, Seiji Ralph Villafranca
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Spring Boot and Angular

By: Devlin Basilan Duldulao, Seiji Ralph Villafranca

Overview of this book

Angular makes building applications with the web easy and Spring Boot helps get an application up and running using just a few lines of code and minimal configuration. This book provides insights into building full-stack apps using Angular and Spring Boot effectively to reduce overall development time and increase efficiency. You'll start by setting up your CI/CD pipeline and then build your web application’s backend guided by best practices. You'll then see how Spring Boot allows you to build applications faster and more efficiently by letting the Spring Framework and Spring Boot extension do the heavy lifting. The book demonstrates how to use Spring Data JPA and add its dependencies along with Postgres dependencies in the project to save or persist a user's data in a database for future use. As you advance, you'll see how to write tests and test a service using Mockito. Finally, you'll create a CI workflow or pipeline for a Spring Boot and Angular application to enable operations to deliver quality applications faster. By the end of this Spring Boot and Angular book, you'll be able to build a full-stack web application and deploy it through continuous integration and continuous deployment.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Part 1: Overview of Spring Boot and Angular Development
Part 2: Backend Development
Part 3: Frontend Development
Part 4: Deployment

Understanding reactive forms

One of the advantages of the Angular framework is that it already provides its form extensions. We can find these extensions under the @angular/forms package once we have created our Angular application. There are two available ways to build forms. These are template-driven forms and reactive forms; them having their own form extension is advantageous to the developers as this does not require installing under packages to create forms.

At the same time, we can make sure that every Angular application uses a single library for building forms. In this section, we will be focusing more on how to implement reactive forms in our application as this is the commonly used method in developing forms in Angular applications, but first, let’s discuss a basic introduction to the template-driven approach before proceeding to reactive forms.

The template-driven approach

Template-driven forms, as the name suggests, are forms declared and validated on the...