Getting Started with Angular (Deborah Kurata)

These are my study notes for the coure Angular: Getting Started from Deborah Kurata, on pluralsight.

The course duration is 5h43m.

Get source code from here:

A blog post from Deborah to support the course is here:

If you sign up to PluralSight, please use this referral link and we'll both get a discount

git clone https://github.com/DeborahK/Angular-GettingStarted.git
cd .\Angular-GettingStarted\

The main demo app is "APM" which stands for "Acme Product Management"

Under the APM-Start folder, here's the initial structure

├───e2e
│   └───src
└───src
    ├───api
    │   └───products
    ├───app
    │   ├───home
    │   └───shared
    ├───assets
    │   └───images
    └───environments

The web application itself is under the APM-Start\src folder. All the files in the APM-Start folder itself are there to support the tooling and the language and the frameworks etc. Go into the src folder for the real stuff.

Lessons

Introduction

First things first

setup environment:

Already have it? check you have version at least 6.9.0 (from 2019)

npm --version
6.14.1

Fiiiine.

Basic angular application has:

Can use angular cli to do all this...

But how do we get the angular cli?

npm install -g @angular/cli

That's how you get the super dooper useful angular cli.

Make a new app

Make a new app with:

ng new my-app --skip-install --dry-run

(And if you are happy with the output remove the --dry-run)

It will prompt you regarding routing, and what technology to use for styling (css, scss (sass), less, etc.)

cd my-app # go into the folder of our newly created app
tree # look at all these files!
npm install # because we skipped install earlier. I did that because installing is flaky for me. Just me??

Edit the package.json so that the start script passes an -o parameter to the ng serve command. This way when you start your app in the console, it will also open the browser.

"scripts": {
  "ng": "ng",
  "start": "ng serve -0",

Generate some stufff.....

In our new app we can generate some stuff....

Generate a new component, called xyz...

ng generate component xyz

In fact we can generate any of these:

	appShell
	application
	class
	component
	directive
	enum
	guard
	interceptor
	interface
	library
	module
	pipe
	service
	serviceWorker
	webWorker

(This is just what we get from the Collection @schematics/angular ok.

As a scientist you can commit everything to your repo. Generate one of those. Then inspect what was added.

In:

~\learning\Angular\Angular-GettingStarted\APM-Start\

Run:

npm install

There will be some warnings and a bunch of mess, but it will hopefully succeed at installing all the packages required by your little app.

Hmmm.

Warning near the start....

core-js@2.6.11: core-js@<3 is no longer maintained and not recommended for usage due to the number of issues. Please, upgrade your dependencies to the actual version of core-js@3.

...and eventually a bunch of fatal errors.

Ok, i'll run it a second time. This time it ran quicker but failed because of a locked file called something pinkie.

OK I restarted my console and ran it a 3rd time.

This time it "succeeded" What a mess.

We know it succeeded because it had this line in the output...

added 1074 packages from 1046 contributors, removed 1 package, updated 2 packages, moved 1 package and audited 17156 packages in 104.591s

But also this line...

21 packages are looking for funding
	run `npm fund` for details

..okay. And this:

found 7 vulnerabilities (2 low, 3 moderate, 2 high)
	run `npm audit fix` to fix them, or `npm audit` for details

(OK -- I ran npm audit fix and that stopped me from being able to use anything. Then I checked at the course discussion group and a lot of people did that and Deborah told each of them "no please don't run npm audit fix, that will stop it from working. So just ignore those errors. As a result of running npm audit fix I had to delete the repo and re-clone it. So don't do that.)

NOW when I run:

npm start

...it starts and I get to the welcome screen:

When we run npm start we are running an npm script like this:

if you look inside the file package.json you will find a node like this:

	"scripts": {
		"ng": "ng",
		"start": "ng serve -o",
		"build": "ng build",
		"test": "ng test",
		"lint": "ng lint",
		"e2e": "ng e2e"
	},

Those scripts are a map of friendly little names on the left to 'complex' commands on the right.

So, for this project, when we run npm start it is a shortcut to running: npm run ng serve -o

welcome

Other supporting files

Can download the exercise files from:

https://app.pluralsight.com/library/courses/angular-2-getting-started-update/exercise-files

(I've put them in my ~learning/angular/ folder)

Concepts

See also