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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)

Pointy little popovers with the Overlay API

This is one of the advanced recipes in this book, especially for those of you who have already been working with Angular for a while. In this recipe, we'll not only create some popovers using the CDK Overlay API, but we'll also make them pointy, just like tooltips, and that's where the fun lies.

Getting ready

The project for this recipe resides in chapter09/start_here/pointy-little-popovers. Proceed as follows:

  1. Open the project in VS 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 the app in a new browser tab, as follows:

Figure 9.6 – The pointy-little-popovers app running on http://localhost:4200

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

How to do it…

Our app has a list of users that we can scroll through on...