Angular from Scratch
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Angular from Scratch

A friendly guide for absolute beginners

About the Book


That's a one-word description of Angular for a beginner.

If you're met with the framework for the first time, you likely need it for work.

It's also likely that you're pressed for time, and can't afford the luxury of spending days and days researching, reading difficult documentation, or trying to wrap your head around many Angular concepts.

In this no-fluff book, we pick apart the building blocks of Angular in the first two chapters, giving you the skills to dive straight into building apps in Angular 2+. Every step is explained and each concept is covered so it's easy to understand what is happening and why.

I'm the author of over ten books on front-end web development. Let me guide you through this wonderful framework.

About the Author

Ajdin Imsirovic
Ajdin Imsirovic

Ajdin Imsirovic is a full-stack web developer who has published several courses (way back in 2015) on the subject of web design and web development. 

Before self-publishing books on Leanpub, he authored four books on front-end development for Packt Publishing:

  1. Vue CLI 3 Quick Start Guide (Build and maintain Vue.js applications quickly with the standard CLI), May 2019
  2. Vue.js Quick Start Guide (Learn how to build amazing and complex reactive web applications easily using Vue.js), October 2018
  3. Elm Web Development (An introductory guide to building functional web apps using Elm), March 2018
  4. Bootstrap 4 Cookbook (Over 75 recipes to help you build elegant and responsive web applications with Bootstrap 4), June 2017

Additionally, he's published a number of books on the Leanpub platform, specifically:

  1. A Better Way to Learn JavaScript - The Basics:
  2. A Better Way to Learn JavaScript - Built-in Objects:
  3. A Better Way to Learn JavaScript - Useful Snippets:
  4. A Better Way to Learn JavaScript - Mini Apps:
  5. A Better Way to Learn JavaScript - Advanced JavaScript:
  6. Angular From Scratch:
  7. Vue.js From Scratch:
  8. React from Scratch:
  9. Building Amazing Layouts - Learn the Basics of HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap 5:
  10. Building Amazing Layouts - Bootstrap 5 Layouts in Depth:

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 0: Introduction
    • Software we’ll be using
    • What is Angular?
    • Let’s Build the Simplest Possible Angular App
    • Viewing our Angular app in the browser
    • Re-visiting Angular versioning
    • Updating our Angular version automatically
  • Chapter 1: Inspecting the Boilerplate Angular App
    • 1.1. Revision: things to do before running ng new ...
    • 1.2 What happens when we run the ng new ... command?
    • 1.3. What are the contents of the Angular boilerplate app?
    • 1.3. Inserting an Angular app into index.html
    • 1.4 Tracking our project with Git
  • Chapter 2: Generating components
    • 2.1 Adding the Navigation Component
    • 2.2 Updating the CSS of the app component
    • 2.3 Using the :host selector in the app.component.css file
  • Chapter 3: Writing an Angular component from scratch
    • 3.1 Writing the ProfileComponent from scratch
    • 3.2 Adding global styles
  • Chapter 4: Using Routing and Adding a Login Component
    • 4.1 Showing the Profile Page
    • 4.2 Adding Routes to app-routing.module.ts
    • 4.3 Adding a login component
  • Chapter 5: Binding
    • 5.1 Binding Template Files to Class Files
    • 5.2 Binding events in Angular
    • 5.3 Binding a (click) event to AppComponent template file
    • 5.4 Defining the randomColor function inside app.component.ts
    • 5.5 Property binding in Angular
    • 5.5.1 Dynamically update HTML attributes using property binding and method calls
    • 5.6 Binding a property to a button click
    • 5.7 Comparing one-way and two-way data binding in Angular
    • 5.8 Examining Property Bindings in Angular in More Detail
  • Chapter 6: Services
    • 6.1 Adding a service to our app
    • 6.2 Working with HttpClient
  • Chapter 7: Revision
    • A revision of things we’ve learned
    • A revision of things we glossed over
    • Explanation of the reason why this book was written the way it was
    • Additional explanation
    • What’s next?

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