Learning Angular 2

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  • Set up your working environment in order to have all the tools you need to start building Angular 2 components with minimum effort
  • Get up to speed with TypeScript, a powerful typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript
  • Take full control of how your data is rendered and updated upon data changes
  • Build powerful web applications based on structured component hierarchies that emit and listen to events and data changes throughout the elements tree
  • Explore how to consume external APIs and data services and allow data editing by harnessing the power of web forms made with Angular 2
  • Deliver seamless web navigation experiences with application routing and state handling common features with ease
  • Discover how to bulletproof your applications by introducing smart unit testing techniques and debugging tools

Angular 2 was conceived as a complete rewrite in order to fulfill the expectations of modern developers who demand blazing fast performance and responsiveness from their web applications.

This book will help you learn the basics of how to design and build Angular 2 components right from the beginning, providing full coverage of the TypeScript syntax required to follow the examples included. From that point on, we will build upon our first components, interconnect them, and give shape to larger web applications. We will then move to implementing routing in Angular 2, analyzing how to handle application states, and navigating from one component to another in depth. After this, the book features full coverage of web forms and user input validation, later leveraging all of this information to go through the basics of implementing user authentication in Angular 2 and providing a bird’s eye view of the different strategies at hand to secure pages and areas of your website. Animating components and DOM elements with Angular 2 is also covered in this book. The final part of this book provides broad insights into how to unit test components and other modules such as services, directives, routes or pipes.

  • The first and best overview of Angular 2 on the market—this guide gathers together everything there is to know about Angular 2 and groups it into intuitive sections.
  • This book is your detailed map of every feature and its use cases.
  • The author has done all the hard work of fitting everything Angular 2 means for developers together for you, making this book the quickest way to learn Angular 2 from scratch.
Page Count 352
Course Length 10 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781785882074
Date Of Publication 30 May 2016


Pablo Deeleman

Pablo Deeleman is a former UI/UX designer who fell in love with JavaScript and CSS back in 1998, during the good old days of Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3. The discovery of Node.js back in 2011 became a turning point in his career, from which he decided to embrace full-time JavaScript-driven development, carving out a career as a JavaScript full stack engineer with special focus on single-page application development.

With sound expertise in libraries and frameworks, such as Backbone.js, Knockout.js, Polymer, React, AngularJs, and Angular, Pablo built his career in a wide range of companies encompassing internationally acclaimed tube sites, fintech start-ups, and award-winning gaming and gambling sites. He currently works as a senior frontend engineer and Angular specialist for Red Hat, the multinational company that provides open source software products to the enterprise community.

He is a Unity and Unreal expert. Among many projects, he has developed Gea2 (Sapienza) and Sticker Book (Dataware Games), and has consulted for Prosperity – Italy 1434 (Entertainment Game Apps, Inc) and Projekt I.D (RMIT).

He is an active writer on game development, authoring Getting Started with Unity 5.x 2D Game Development, Unity UI Cookbook, and many other books. Finally, Francesco loves math, philosophy, logic, puzzle solving, and, most importantly, creating video games. Pablo has also authored Learning Angular 2 (Packt Publishing, 2016) and currently lives in sunny and bustling Barcelona, where he fulfills his other great passion: playing piano.