How To Setup Angular 8 App

In this article, you will learn how to setup an Angular 8 app.

Before going to discuss about the How To Setup Angular 8 App, I would like to share about angular evolution and why Angular is called a single page application.
 

Evolution of Angular

 
Angular is JavaScript based open source framework for building client-side web applications which are developed by google. Before angular came we were using JavaScript as client-side web application, it can be used to design or program to create the event to show behavior of the web pages. Which means that JavaScript can be used to determine the mobile version of the website by checking the device, which is accessing the website. This encouraged web developers to start creating their own custom JavaScript. This is the reason for generation of jQuery. Which is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library, it makes things like HTML document manipulation, event handling and animation. But jQuery have no real structure so developers has full freedom to develop the application their own wish and it will be big confusion in larger projects with no clear design direction or code maintainability. For these situations, a framework like Angular can be a big help for making the structure and code maintainability. Which is fully supports the use of TypeScript instead of restricting users to plain JavaScript.
 

Why angular called as single page application

 
I hope you already heard that angular is single page application and you don’t much aware about the SPA (single page application). I hope you already noticed many web sites and mobile application which are responsive and dynamic. Where ever you made any actions in that applications it doesn’t reload the whole page and instead reload the required sections. Which kind of applications we can called as single page application (SPA). Example of single page application is Gmail. Where ever you made any action in Gmail.It didn’t load the whole page. only load that particular sections.
 

Angular 8 App Setup

 
Here am going to explain how to setup an angular 8 app in your local machine. Before you are going setup, an angular app makes ensure that your system have installed following configuration.

Node Js and NPM package manager

 
Before going to install the Node Js and NPM package manager, I would like to share some details about Node js and NPM package manager.
 

Node Js

 
Node js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment, that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser.  You already know that angular is fully supported, with type script instead of JavaScript.  While you develop an application in angular and which is written in typescript.  You already know that browsers support only HTML and JavaScript, for rendering the pages, while you run the typescript code render to the browser, it doesn’t work out.  This situation node js acts as a run time environment to convert the typescript to JavaScript code.  This code conversion happened at the angular build generation time, after a successful angular build you can see a dist. The folder contains the js files that we deployed to the hosting server.
 

NPM package manager

 
Node package manager (NPM) is a manager for JavaScript programming.  The default package manager, for run time environment, is Node js.  It is used for developing an application in angular.  You can see, that each component, service, module, are referenced libraries from node js.  Take the following step to check that your system has installed Node js and NPM Package manager
 
Open the command prompt to enter the following command. 
 
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if node is not installed in your system, its return message will be like above.
 
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If npm package manager is not installed in your system, its return will be like above.
 
Note
While you installed the node, its automatically installed in the NPM Package manager in your system. 
 
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Once you installed the node in your system it will show the version details, about the node and npm
 
After the node installation, you have to install the angular CLI in your local machine.

How To Setup Angular 8 App
 
Now, you finished the basic requirement of angular app development in your local machine.
 
Use the following command to create your first angular app
 
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Here, you can type any name of your app, instead of eDevApp.  While you create the App, you will get following questions from in command terminal like this,
 
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The above question is asking to add the routing module and style sheet format.  I can explain that to you in the next part of angular tutorial.
 
Now, you can add the angular routing and select the style sheet format, as scss.once you complete the installation you have to open the edev folder in vs code and see the below angular app folder structure,
 
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Now launch your angular app by using the following CLI command 
 
How To Setup Angular 8 App