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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)

Creating an App Shell for your PWA

When it comes to building fast user experiences for web apps, one of the major challenges is minimizing the critical rendering path. This includes loading the most critical resources for the target page, parsing and executing JavaScript, and so on. With an App Shell, we have the ability to render a page, or a portion of the app, at build time rather than runtime. This means the user will see the pre-rendered content initially, until JavaScript and Angular kick in. This means the browser doesn't have to work and wait a while for the first meaningful paint. In this recipe, you'll create an App Shell for an Angular PWA.

Getting ready

The project that we are going to work with resides in chapter13/start_here/pwa-app-shell inside the cloned repository:

  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 a...