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Getting Started with Debugging Angular Apps in VSCode

Getting Started with Debugging Angular Apps in VSCode

August 20, 2018 12:28PM | Angular
In this post, I am going to show you how to get started with debugging angular apps in VSCode. We shall target Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge. VSCode Debugger provide important features that can improve your development experience. These features include: break point, code …

How to build an image cropper form control in angular

How to build an image cropper form control in angular

August 17, 2018 03:25PM | Angular
In an earlier post, I demonstrated how to build an extremely simple custom form control. Today, I have decided to try to up the stakes. We are going to build an image cropper and package it as a form control which is ready to be used in any of our forms – be it template driven …

Angular Material Autocomplete with HTTP Lookup

Angular Material Autocomplete with HTTP Lookup

August 15, 2018 07:19PM | Angular
In this demo, we will build an angular autocomplete component that gets autocomplete suggestions from a http service such as a REST API. The idea here is that, instead of using a static autocomplete list, we are going to pull autocomplete suggestions directly from our database. …

Lazy Loading Images in Angular 6

Lazy Loading Images in Angular 6

August 13, 2018 02:51PM | Angular
In most web apps, images form a huge chunk of the size of the content. If you had, let’s say over 50 images with each having 100Kbs (after compression and resizing) in size, the total of that would be 100 x 50 which is 5MBs in total size. While storage wise, that is not a lot, …

Options for Deploying Angular Apps

Options for Deploying Angular Apps

August 10, 2018 09:40PM | Angular
We all develop application so that other people can use them, it’s not different for Angular apps. In this post, I will focus on options for deploying angular apps. This guide is applicable to almost all JavaScript Frameworks – with a few modifications. Using a Content …

How to Build a Custom Form Control in Angular

How to Build a Custom Form Control in Angular

August 10, 2018 12:21PM | Angular
As a developer, sometimes you are required to take some inputs from a form control and do some preprocessing before submitting – commonly on the submit function. A good example of this is a phone number, where you take a country code and phone number and combine them into a …

Angular Reactive Forms – Building Custom Validators

Angular Reactive Forms – Building Custom Validators

August 8, 2018 04:17PM | Angular
Angular has built-in input validators for common input validation such as checking min and max length, email etc. These built-in validators can only take you so far, at some point you might need to build a custom validator. In this post, I will show you how to build your own …

SVG/Webfont Icon Packs for your Angular App

SVG/Webfont Icon Packs for your Angular App

August 6, 2018 06:56PM | Angular
If you are looking to improve your web app both visually and functionally, icons are a very good place to start. Icons if applied correctly, are easily recognized by users and therefore can substitute long text. This enables developers to utilize the screen real estate wisely …

Lazy Loading Scripts and Styles in Angular

Lazy Loading Scripts and Styles in Angular

August 4, 2018 01:39PM | Angular
In my earlier post, I covered about lazy loading of angular modules. In this post, I will cover lazy loading of scripts and styles, both external and local. The goal of this post is to show how you can defer loading of a script or style and load it manually later when you need. …

Working with Environment Variables in Angular 6

Working with Environment Variables in Angular 6

August 2, 2018 09:21AM | Angular
It’s common for developers to have multiple application versions that target different environments i.e. development and production. It’s common that each environment will have some unique environment variables i.e. API Endpoint, app version etc. Angular provides environment …

Top VSCode Extensions for Angular Developers

Top VSCode Extensions for Angular Developers

July 30, 2018 10:08AM | Angular
Since the release of VSCode a few years ago, it has become very popular among developers. VSCode is my favorite text editor and use it every day for almost all my projects. The only exception are projects related to Machine Learning where Notebook Style IDEs’ are more suitable. …

UI Libraries and Frameworks for Angular 6

UI Libraries and Frameworks for Angular 6

July 27, 2018 01:41PM | Angular
UI Libraries and Frameworks make it easier for developers to build clean and consistent User Interfaces (UI). They provide components, utilities for common use within your Application. Some UI Libraries provide you with the freedom to switch things up using themes. While other …