Course in Angular Basics

Course in development of modern web apps using Angular

Angular has in relatively short time become the defacto industrial standard for designing modern Single-Page web Applications (SPA). SPA means the browser loads just one HTML file (/index.html), which in turn slurps HTML snippets, JS and CSS files. All logical web pages are rendered by JS functions, snippets and styles.

This course teaches you everything you need to know to quickly get going by designing modern web apps using Angular.

This course covers Angular version 8, which is the modern version of Angular based on TypeScript.

This is what you will learn
  • Generate Angular projects and artifacts using ng-cli
  • Design Angular components, with models and views
  • Using pipes to format data in HTML snippets
  • Using ng directives to control DOM in HTML templates
  • Designing services to encapsulate business logic
  • Understand how to make back-end calls to REST-WS servers
  • Writing both unit and end-to-end (e2e) tests
Course Contents

Background and Overview

  • Misko Hevery
  • Why AngularJS were created
  • Why Angular 2 was redesigned from the ground-up
  • What happended to Angular version 3
  • Angular version 6
  • What is a single-page application (SPA)
  • Angular tools and sub-systems

PART-1 - Angular Quick-Tour

In this section, we builds an app step-by-step, to given a better conceptual foundation for the remainder of the course.

    Setting up the DEV Environment

    • NodeJS and NPM
    • TypeScript
    • Angular CLI (ng)
    • JetBrains WebStorm vs. MS Visual Code
    • Getting help from ng-cli

    Creating an Angular Project

    • Understanding the ng client
    • Creating a new project
    • Project directory structure
    • Directory changes between Angular version 5 and 6
    • Bootstrap files
    • Generating components and other artefacts
    • Inline templates and styles
    • Text formattinbg using pipes
    • Suppressing unit test files
    • Angular Console, the ng-cli GUI
    • The disk size of node_modules/


    • What is TypeScript
    • Relation to JS, ES5, ES6
    • Understanding the type support in TS
    • Installation of TypeScript
    • Modules
    • Scalar type types
    • Composite data types
    • ES6 Lambda expressions
    • Functions
    • Classes and member variables and functions
    • Visibility and accessor methods
    • Static members
    • Interfaces
    • Generic classes

    A Simple Calculator

    • Understanding the root module and app component
    • Import dependent module
    • Handling click events
    • Iterating over collections
    • Text formatting using pipes
    • Two-way binding of form fields
    • Component styling

    Component Interaction

    • Using Twitter Bootstrap
    • Creating a service for the computation work
    • Understanding dependency injection
    • Creating the operands component
    • Creating the results component
    • Passing data between components

    PART-2 - Angular Basics

    Discussion of the most essential parts of Angular.

      Modules & Components

      • TypeScript modules vs Angular modules
      • The root module and its purpose
      • ngModule annotation attributes
      • Module dependencies
      • Entry components and what they are used for
      • Bootstrap components
      • Brief about component architecture
      • Data flow between components

      Template Syntax

      • HTML attributes vs DOM properties
      • Understanding the DOM
      • Interpolation with handlebar expressions
      • Using the null-catch operator
      • Template reference variables
      • Property input [prp]=expr
      • Event output (ev)=expr
      • Two-way binding [(var)]=expr
      • Implementation of the number-stepper component

      Angular Pipes

      • What is an Angular pipe
      • Use the json pipe for debugging
      • Various text transformation
      • Formatting numbers
      • Formatting dates
      • Sub-lists
      • Subscribing to RxJS feeds using the async pipe
      • User-defined pipes
      • Implementing the train-case pipe

      Angular Directives

      • What is an Angular directive
      • What do the '*' prefix mean
      • NG templates
      • Conditional inclusion with *ngIf
      • Using template-snippets with *ngIf
      • Conditional inclusion with ngSwitch
      • Repeating elements with *ngFor
      • Support variables to *ngFor
      • Setting CSS classing with ngClass
      • Setting CSS styles with ngStyle
      • User-defined directives


      • What is a service
      • Understanding dependency injection in Angular
      • Service definition
      • Service usage, aka injection
      • What is a provider
      • Swapping service implementations
      • Using constant value services
      • Injecting a constant value service

      PART-3 - Angular Intermediate

      Discussion of slightly more complex parts of Angular

        Asynchronous Computation

        • Execution models
        • The JavaScript execution model
        • JS-VM call-stack vs. call-back-queue
        • Using call-backs
        • Understanding the call-back boomerang effect
        • Understanding promises
        • Using promises
        • Promise chains
        • Understanding async function in modern JS
        • Using async and await


        • What is reactive programming?
        • Understanding event streams
        • The Observable pattern
        • Observables vs. Observers
        • Common stream operations such as filter, map, reduce

        Routing and Navigation

        • What is routing
        • Preparing the app for routing
        • Defining routes
        • Define the routing target
        • How to switch to another page
        • Redirecting routes
        • Routing demo
        • Setting a CSS class for an active route
        • Route parameters
        • Associating data to a route
        • Router events
        • Child routes
        • Route guards
        • Guard actions
        • Sample entry guard
        • Mock authentication

        Working with Forms

        • Different ways of using forms in Angular
        • FormControl
        • Validators
        • User-defined validator
        • FormGroup
        • Using the FormBuilder service
        • Model-driven forms
        • Submitting a model-driven form
        • Implementing a reactive form field
        • Reactive incremental search demo
        • Template-driven forms
        • Template-driven field mapping
        • Submitting a template-driven form

        Back-end Calls

        • Understanding the HTTP protocol
        • HTTP request operations (methods)
        • HTTP response codes
        • What is a web service
        • What is a REST web service
        • What is AJAX
        • Using the XMLHttpRequest object
        • Sample CRUD REST operations using XMLHttpRequest
        • Using the Angular HttpClient service
        • Basic operations with HttpClient
        • Invoking a public REST-WS service

        PART-4 - Angular Development

        In this section, we discuss topics related to developing a webb-app ready to be deployed.

          Unit Testing in JavaScript

          • The unit testing ecosystem of JS
          • Installation of Jasmine
          • Jasmine tests
          • Matchers
          • Life-cycle functions
          • Test selection
          • Testing async code

          Unit Testing in Angular

          • Generating tests via ng-cli
          • Running tests
          • Running tests within WebStorm
          • Angular TestBed and how to initialize
          • Bootstrapping TestBed in async mode
          • How to lookup view elements
          • Trigger a change detection
          • Testing @Input elements
          • Testing @Output elements
          • Mock dependencies
          • Testing async operations
          • Using FakeAsync() and tick()
          • Performing fake HTTP operations

          Function Testing in Angular

          • What is e2e testing
          • Understaing Protractor
          • Using page objects
          • Element locators
          • Trigger element events/actions


          • Overview of the ng-cli documentation
          • Upgrading ng-cli
          • Upgrading Angular
          • Adding BASH completion
          • Configuring ng-cli
          • Setting defaults for artefact generation
          • Using a CSS pre-processor, such as SCSS
          • Building an app
          • Chosing a build target
          • Using different environment config files
          • Building for production deployment
          • Configuring 3rd party CSS/JS libraries
          • Server aspects, such as redirection and CORS

          PART-5 - Project

          In this section, you will have the opportunity to work with a complete Angular web-app and add features to it.

            The Books & Video Store

            • Domain Model
            • REST-WS Back-End Server
            • Store Components
            • Cart and Checkout Components
            • Order Component
            NameAngular Basics
            Duration4 Days
            AudienceWeb app developers
            PrerequisitesWorking knowledge of programming in JavaScript and HTML/CSS
            • NodeJS && NPM
            • JetBrain WebStorm IDE || Microsoft Visual Code
            • Chrome || Firefox || Edge
            Course Dates
            2020-02-24Stockholm24 000 kr
            2020-03-16Stockholm24 000 kr
            2020-04-06Stockholm24 000 kr
            2020-05-04 Stockholm24 000 kr
            2020-06-08 Stockholm24 000 kr

            Same-Company Discout

            We offer a 20% discount for additional participants from the same company and at the same course date. Read more here.

            Teaching Language

            Our printed course material is always authored in English. The oral presentation in our classrooms is generally in Swedish, unless all participants agree to that we perform the course in English.

            On-Site Course

            If you order an On-Site course, we will come to you and hold the course in your office. The price is determined by our price model and is based on the number of course days, number of participants and any travel and lodging.

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