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Angular Cookbook

By : Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz
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Angular Cookbook

By: Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz

Overview of this book

The Angular framework, powered by Google, is the framework of choice for many web development projects built across varying scales. It’s known to provide much-needed stability and a rich tooling ecosystem for building production-ready web and mobile apps. This recipe-based guide enables you to learn Angular concepts in depth using a step-by-step approach. You’ll explore a wide range of recipes across key tasks in web development that will help you build high-performance apps. The book starts by taking you through core Angular concepts such as Angular components, directives, and services to get you ready for building frontend web apps. You’ll develop web components with Angular and go on to cover advanced concepts such as dynamic components loading and state management with NgRx for achieving real-time performance. Later chapters will focus on recipes for effectively testing your Angular apps to make them fail-safe, before progressing to techniques for optimizing your app’s performance. Finally, you’ll create Progressive Web Apps (PWA) with Angular to provide an intuitive experience for users. By the end of this Angular book, you’ll be able to create full-fledged, professional-looking Angular apps and have the skills you need for frontend development, which are crucial for an enterprise Angular developer.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Setting up unit tests in Angular with Jest

By default, a new Angular project comes bundled with a lot of goodness, including the configuration and tooling in which to run unit tests with Karma and Jasmine. While working with Karma is relatively convenient, many developers find that in large-scale projects, the whole testing process becomes much slower if there are a lot of tests involved. This is mainly because you can't run tests in parallel. In this recipe, we'll set up Jest for unit testing in an Angular app. Additionally, we'll migrate existing tests from the Karma syntax to the Jest syntax.

Getting ready

The project that we are going to work with resides in chapter10/start_here/setting-up-jest, which is inside the cloned repository. To begin, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the project in Visual Studio Code.
  2. Open the Terminal and run npm install to install the dependencies of the project.
  3. Once done, run ng serve -o.

This should open...