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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)

Using web workers for heavy computation

If your Angular application does a lot of computation during an action, there's a great chance that it will block the UI thread. This will cause a lag in rendering the UI because it blocks the main JavaScript thread. Web workers allow us to run heavy computation in the background thread, thus freeing the UI thread as it is not blocked. In this recipe, we're going to use an application that does a heavy computation in the UserService class. It creates a unique ID for each user card and saves it into the localStorage. However, it loops a couple of thousand times before doing so, which causes our application to hang for a while. In this recipe, we'll move the heavy computation from the components to a web worker and will also add a fallback in case web workers aren't available.

Getting ready

The project we are going to work with resides in Chapter12/start_here/using-web-workers, inside the cloned repositor:

  1. Open...