Developing an Angular 2 Edge
By Filip Lauc, Suguru Inatomi, Wojciech Kwiatek, Mary Gualtieri, Ran Wahle
Publisher: Bleeding Edge Press
Final Release Date: December 2016
Pages: 171

Developing an Angular 2 Edge is focused on demonstrating the key features of the Angular 2 framework. The book serves as a great starting point for newcomers as well as an examination of some more advanced features. By the end of the book you will have the knowledge required for developing a robust web application using Angular 2. You will also have an insight into application testing, a task too often overlooked in the development process. We have created a chat and scheduling application using Angular 2 for the book. The entire application is openly available at https://github.com/flauc/angular2-edge-​app.

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unwritten, not unedited

By Craig

from Chicago, IL

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    • Difficult to understand
    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too many errors

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      Comments about oreilly Developing an Angular 2 Edge:

      Very poorly written by non-native English speakers. Dumps a lot of complex material on the reader without adequate or clear explanation. It was supposed to be an early "raw and unedited" release, but it's actually barely a rough draft even after the December 2016 update.

       
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      More support needed

      By Ingo

      from Germany

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      Pros

      • Helpful examples
      • Well-written

      Cons

      • Has Tacit Prerequisites
      • Requires Recent Framework

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      • Expert
      • Intermediate

      Comments about oreilly Developing an Angular 2 Edge:

      Having prior experience with web development with Laravel and Express I bought the book to learn Angular2.
      Angular2 is a quite recent technology and it is very timely to introduce it through a working example.On the other hand, as a recent technology, some parts or best practices are subject to change while the book is written. The authors try to keep up to this development, by updating their book.
      According to the book's preface, experience with Javascript, HTML and CSS should be sufficient to benefit from its content. However early in the book the reader is requested to clone a git repository and the readme of that repo lists installation of MongoDB, typescript and some other modules as prerequisites. Certainly it is possible to go out and search for the respective git commands, but in view of the aforementioned prerequisites I would have expected to find them in the book.
      But the real problems start when the installations run into problems - and that is more than likely, at least due to version conflicts. In such cases the reader is left alone, there isn't any information which warnings can be ignored or how errors may be overcome - I got stuck on p.25.
      The book has great potential, but - given the dynamics of the domain - readers (at least like me) will need an active support from the authors in case they encounter blocking errors.

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      Still climbing the cliff; not yet up to the edge.

      By Mr. Bill

      from Spokane, WA

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        • Difficult to understand
        • Too many errors

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          Comments about oreilly Developing an Angular 2 Edge:

          The first three chapters went well for me. But when I reached chapter 4, it became totally frustrating. Too many typos, even in the code samples (the discussion on child components is an example). Terms used that are not defined until later chapters. Sentences which are just so awkward I can't understand what they're trying to say. Paragraphs essentially duplicated.

          I got through it and moved on to the next chapter. However, it will be making me suspect what I read, which is not a Good Thing.

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          5.0

          Great Book

          By Matt S.

          from Austin, TX

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          • Easy to understand
          • Well-written

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              Comments about oreilly Developing an Angular 2 Edge:

              I have watched a lot of ng talks and I think this book goes over the key features of this framework in an easy-to-digest way. I also like how this book provides a sample app and repo to work with.

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