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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)

Writing your first Cypress test

If you have been writing E2E tests already, you might have been doing this using Protractor. Working with Cypress is a completely different experience, though. In this recipe, you'll set up Cypress with an existing Angular application and will write your first E2E test with Cypress.

Getting ready

The project that we are going to work with resides in chapter11/start_here/angular-cypress-starter, inside the cloned repository:

  1. Open the project in Visual Studio Code (VS Code).
  2. Open the terminal and run npm install to install the dependencies of the project.

Now that we have the project opened locally, let's see the steps of the recipe in the next section.

How to do it…

The app we're working with is a simple counter application. It has a minimum and maximum values and some buttons that can increment, decrement, and reset the counter's value. We'll start by configuring Cypress for our application...