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3. Putting Angular in Context

Adam Freeman1 
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London, UK
 

In this chapter, I put Angular in context within the world of web app development and set the foundation for the chapters that follow. The goal of Angular is to bring the tools and capabilities that have been available only for server-side development to the web client and, in doing so, make it easier to develop, test, and maintain rich and complex web applications.

Angular works by allowing you to extend HTML, which can seem like an odd idea until you get used to it. Angular applications express functionality through custom elements, and a complex application can produce an HTML document that contains ...

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