2020 is a year that we'll all remember. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, shop, communicate, hang out with friends. Many families faced the tragedy this virus has brought :(
Of course, the pandemic affected me as well (+-) both in my personal and professional life. I am a Front End developer with a passion for Angular framework, willing to help and evolve. Professionally I feel that it was a good year.
Below are my achievements and contributions to the Angular community.
The form validations play a significant role in web applications that have heavy forms. With validations, we achieve two things:
In this article, we will see both.
I will start this article by saying that State Management is not easy.
You might think "c'mon, state management is just a bucket that holds data. Not a biggie". And yes, I....agree(?) It's a bucket that we have to split in slices, to think what data to add and in which slice, how and when to get data from the slice, how to deal with the side effects, how to construct the actions and the functions that handles those actions, aka reducers. Well, it seems that it's not that easy after all.
A great feature that Angular has is to dynamically load component in a Higher Order Component by using the ComponentFactoryResolver. Apart from this, we can also lazy load a component using ES6 import.
Did you know that a wrong SCSS usage can increase the bundle size of your Angular application? And you know what this issue is, right? A performance issue!! The bigger the bundle size the more time the browser requires to download all the files and the more time it takes to paint the page.
A side note here: The CSS is render blocking which means that the browser won't render anything until all the CSS is downloaded and the CSSOM is constructed.
Having this in mind, we have to take extra care of our CSS. Don't we? :)
The majority of the products I worked on was/is B2B and they consisted of many (MANY) web forms. You know how this goes.
Who is our best friend for situations like this? ctrl+c & ctrl+v :) Yeah I know. I've been there.
Someone might say that this "best friend" helps us in many different cases. Here a bell rings. What do you do when you have to re-use the same code again and again? The answer is Abstraction.
You know how to abstract your code in JS, in TS in C# and in many other languages. What about HTML though? Continue reading to find this out :)
Developing an application in Angular CLI is really fun and fast due to its nature and the features it offers to developers. One of the great features it has, is the ability to run your code using different variables. Similar to environmental variables that are distinguish per se. But what are the environment variables and what is the relation with the ionic?
A majority of web sites are SPAs, built either with Angular, Vue, React or any other framework. My personal preference is Angular but this is not the case of this topic :)
Apart from the web sites, a lot of mobile applications are hybrid built with frameworks such as Ionic.
All of them require a back-end system that handles the database calls, the heavy data processing/manipulation etc. How does the Client app (SPA or hybrid) communicates with the Server App (back-end)? I bet that the first thing that arises in your mind is the REST. And yup! You are right. This is not the only solution though. There are other solutions that you should consider.
From the title of this post, you can imagine what the solution I am talking about is :). GraphQL.
Let's see what this is and how we can use it.
Have you ever had the need two components to communicate each other? Of course you had!
I bet that when you hear components communication or components interaction, you automatically think of @input @output decorators.
Say that we have two components, parent and child. You want the parent component to interpolate on its template a property from the child component. How can we do this?
In this post we will try together to build a form consisted of different components and we will try various implementations to achieve the best architecture. The final pattern that we will implement is the smart dumb.
We will try 4 different approaches and soon I will create a 5th one which will use the exportAs.
The post is quite long but it worth's diving in :)
Our form will have: