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Declarative vs. Imperative Programming From A Web App Perspective

In his article Declarative vs. Imperative Programming for the Web visual content designer and self-described former engineer Pascal Cremer does a nice job at explaining the differences between these two common programming paradigms and how declarative programming can lead to much more concise, comprehensible and readable code. He provides examples from a web context and shows how declarative programming lends itself to being used in a functional reactive programming style, which has become very popular with frameworks such as RxJS. Read more

What to Expect from Regular Expressions in JavaScript with ECMAScript 2018

Regular expressions have been supported in JavaScript since 1999 and ECMAScript 2015 added a few minor improvements such as RegExp.prototype.flags and RegExp.prototype.sticky. While JavaScript probably will never be thought of as the prototypical language for working with regular expressions, especially in an idiomatic way (that award still goes to Perl, after all ...), regular expression in JavaScript are quite usable and useful. In early 2017, V8 developer Mathias Bynen wrote about upcoming (proposed at the time) changes within ECMAScript 2018 that further improve ... Read more

Tarun Sharma on the Angular @ViewChildren, @ViewChild, @ContentChildren and @ContentChild Decorators

Some time ago, software developer Tarun Sharma wrote an interesting article explaining the Angular @ViewChildren, @ViewChild, @ContentChildren and @ContentChild decorators and their respective use cases. The article is still relevant and a nice overview of the several ways of accessing different types of child components in Angular applications. Read more

Ashnita Bali & Marcin Ryzycki @ AngularConnect 2018: The differences between ElementRef, TemplateRef, ViewContainerRef

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Observatory by Mozilla: Security Checkup for Your Websites and Web Apps

Observatory by Mozilla is a security checkup tool for websites and web apps that both assesses your website in terms of HTTP security measures and best practices and also suggests approaches and techniques for further improving security. Observatory's goal is to provide developers with insights as to their applications' security standards as well as to educate developers about HTTP security options such as the Content Security Policy or HTTP Strict Transport Security headers and the respective standards and policies they implement. Observatory is ... Read more

Dan Abramov on The Elements of UI Engineering

Somewhat recently, Dan Abramov wrote this interesting piece on his approach to learning about UI engineering. The article's key takeaway is this: "My biggest learning breakthroughs weren’t about a particular technology. [ ... ] It’s this combination of understanding the problems, experimenting with the solutions, and applying different strategies that led to the most rewarding learning experiences in my life." In keeping with this wholistic, problem- rather than technology-oriented approach Dan starts with outlining the problems and challenges he has encountered repeatedly when developing ... Read more

Angular Checklist

Angular Checklist is a useful tool that allows you to compile checklists of best practices, common mistakes and other aspects to consider both before launching a new app and during ongoing development. Although the tool's name and the default checklist suggest Angular-only usage this checklist tool of course is applicable to other frameworks, too. Read more

Filipe Silva @ AngularConnect 2018: The CLI Roadmap

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Manfred Steyer @ AngularConnect 2018: Architectures for huge Angular based enterprise applications

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How to Subscribe to Multiple RxJS Observables in Angular

Cory Rylan, Google Developer Expert and instructor at Angular Boot Camp wrote this article on subscribing to multiple observables in Angular components. In this article, Cory explains how to use the RxJS forkJoin and combineLatest operators in conjunction with Angular's *ngIf directive and the AsyncPipe in order to consume asynchronous data provided by multiple RxJS Observables. Read more
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