Angular and APIs from Concept to Production
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Angular and APIs from Concept to Production

A Practical Approach to API Design
Angular 2
The following 2 books are included in this bundle...

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API-first development is great for Single Page Applications and mobile apps. It gives you the ability to mix and match functionality, share logic, and generally move from concept through prototyping and into production faster and easier than any other approach. Of course, the best API is worthless without front end client applications are robust and flexible enough to take advantage of the power available. With this book bundle, we walk you through the process of figuring out your goals and priorities, developing a conceptual model for your application, and then building it.

In A Practical Approach to API Design, we work to help you understand who will be using your API and why, what problems you need to prepare for, and how to solve many of those problems. Nouns, verbs, routing, and versioning are all discussed to make sure you build the right thing.

In Angular 2, we start building the data models, components, and events that drive your client application. We give you a powerful approach to help you develop client applications that are fast and flexible to built but still straightforward to maintain.

The target audience for this bundle is developers who have a basic understanding of HTML & Javascript along with some experience using common APIs such as Twilio, SendGrid, AWS, or Twitter.

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A Practical Approach to API Design

A Practical Approach to API Design

From Principles to Practice
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If you read the tech press, everyone knows they need an API but most aren't really sure what it is. They treat it as another checkbox like "Web 2.0" was a few years ago or a mobile app was most recently. In fact, there’s an entire “API-first” movement in development circles that most people don’t understand or even realize why. In this book, we'll start by discussing the what an API is, why you might need one, and follow up with the how to build one.

This book is incomplete, lacking one last appendix. As a result, we hope this book becomes a conversation as we continue writing. When you find something interesting, let us know. If you think we’re wrong, say so. If you think we’re right, tell your friends. If you want us to teach your team more and deeper concepts, please let us know.

Towards that goal, we have one remaining chapter on our drawing board:

  • API Design Patterns
    • Idempotency
    • SOLID Design Principles
    • Naming - Resources & Parameters
    • Transactions
    • Authorization - Tokens vs Credentials
    • Link Relations
    • Composites
    • Versioning
    • Pagination
    • Error Handling
    • Caching - Strategies & ETags
    • Hard vs Soft Deletes
Angular 2

Angular 2

A Practical Introduction to the new Web Development Platform Angular 2 (Angular.js, Angular.js 2, AngularJS, AngularJS 2, ng2)
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This book will be updated continuously to new releases of Angular 2. 

Learn to write Angular 2 applications from scratch

In this book you'll learn everything about the new Angular 2 platform by following practical examples. This book starts from scratch and is suitable for beginners. No AngularJS 1.x knowledge is necessary. You just need to have a basic understanding of HTML and JavaScript to follow the easy and practical examples provided.

What is Angular 2?

Angular 2 is the next major version of Google's popular JavaScript-based web framework. Angular 2 is designed for building complex applications for the browser. In contrast to version 1.x, Angular 2 introduces a complete new concept of building web applications. In this book you will learn the basic concepts and explore the new building blocks of Angular by following the practical code examples. 

What you'll learn

This books guides you through all new aspects of Angular 2. You'll get a real-world understanding of how Angular 2 can be applied in your own web and mobile applications. You'll also learn the following:

  • How to build Angular 2 Components
  • Using Lifecycle Events to control your application state
  • Embedding Templates to create dynamic output
  • Implementing interactive Forms
  • Understanding and using Pipes
  • Using the new Angular 2 Routing System
  • Getting to know the concept of Dependency Injection & Services and use it in your Angular 2 application
  • Sending and receiving data by using the HTTP client

Updates for upcoming releases

This book will be updated to keep information up to date with new Angular 2 releases. 

Code Samples 

Code samples are provided in a GitHub repository to download and use for learning or within your own projects.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Book Sample / Preview

A book sample in PDF format can be downloaded here.

About the Authors

Keith Casey
D. Keith Casey Jr

Keith Casey is a problem solver with over a decade of experience in software development in general and project management specifically. He has seen projects and teams that run like clockwork accomplishing amazing things and others that make the Titanic look like a pleasure cruise. He discovered pretty quickly that the only way to avoid the iceberg is to get the right information to the right people as quickly as possible.

Keith started his career at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC where he was working to answer the ultimate geek question "how much data is in the Library of Congress?" During that work, he drafted two of the XML standards still in use by the Library for Audio and Video metadata collection. On the technical side, he developed FoxNews' mobile sites (pre-iPhone) from concept to launch in 45 days; the voting system for live musical performance show; the news syndication system for Cygnus Business Media (65 sites across 8 verticals); and the Drupal-based syndication system for a professional sports league and its teams.

In 2011, he joined Twilio as a Developer Evangelist bringing communications APIs to the world. In those two years, he led most outreach efforts within the central US and the larger PHP community. Further, he's led many customer-focused efforts to help them use the API in new and creative ways to drive their own revenue and customer experiences. He is currently an working with a number of companies on API design principles, software quality assurance, and software project triage and recovery.

James Higginbotham
James Higginbotham

James Higginbotham has over 15 years of experience and has architected, built, and deployed software products for both Fortune 500 companies and early-stage startups. He combines his love of software with a focus on the product experience to create a balance between the complexity of scalability and ease of use.

His experience with both startups and the Fortune 500 provides deep insight into accelerating product development at any scale. James has delivered a wide variety of solutions for the healthcare, commercial insurance, non-profit, and airline industries. His solutions include software-as-a-service, supply chain management, and building multi-sided marketplace solutions. 

James has deployed to the public cloud and internal data centers. His goal is to design and build software that balances the complexity of scalability and distributed computing with the ease of a modular, testable codebase. He believes that APIs should be designed to solve problems based on the workflows of the industry while providing a great developer experience.

He is the founder of an Austin-based services company that focuses on API design, development, and cloud infrastructure. 

Sebastian Eschweiler
Sebastian Eschweiler

Using and writing about best practices and latest technologies in web design & development is my passion. 

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