This week we'll continue our exploration of the Angular 2 framework, by making more complex and dynamic applications.
First, we'll begin using Angular's CLI tool that will allow us to quickly generate Angular applications right from the command line. It'll also speed up our development process by offering capabilities to build and serve projects, lint code, and generate new components with boilerplate code already in place!
Then, we'll use something called a router to make dynamic, multi page applications. We'll learn how to pass information and data between different routes as we navigate, too.
Next, we'll learn about an important concept called dependency injection. Knowledge of this will allow us to create something called a service to manage the flow of data throughout our application.
Finally, we'll begin persisting our data in a database! We'll use a package called AngularFire to connect our Angular 2 applications to Firebase databases. We'll learn how to retrieve, save, edit, and delete database entries directly through our applications.
Be aware that this week we'll be working with tools/libraries that often depend on each other to achieve specific kinds of functionality in our apps (hint hint... services and databases!). As a result you may find yourself needing to come up with solutions that leverage the curriculum in ways that aren't immediately represented. Don't be scared to try something new or different! The only way to have an unproductive time is to encounter a problem and decide not to try and solve it!
This week your independent project will be reviewed for the following objectives: