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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)

Chapter 9: Angular and the Angular CDK

Angular has an amazing ecosystem of tools and libraries, be it Angular Material, the Angular command-line interface (Angular CLI), or the beloved Angular Component Dev Kit (Angular CDK). I call it "beloved" because if you are to implement your own custom interactions and behaviors in Angular apps without having to rely on an entire set of libraries, Angular CDK is going to be your best friend. In this chapter, you'll learn what an amazing combination Angular and the Angular CDK are. You'll learn about some neat components built into the CDK and will also use some CDK application programming interfaces (APIs) to create amazing and optimized content.

Here are the recipes we're going to cover in this chapter:

  • Using Virtual Scroll for huge lists
  • Keyboard navigation for lists
  • Pointy little popovers with the Overlay API
  • Using CDK Clipboard to work with the system clipboard
  • Using CDK Drag and Drop to...