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In this blog I’ll show you how to guard routes in Angular 2 Router (currently at 3.0.0-beta.2). Let’s consider some scenarios that require a certain validation to be performed to decide if the user (or a program) is allowed to navigate to or leave the route: Allowed to open the route only if the user is authenticated and authorized to do so. Implement a multi-part form that consists of several components, and the user is allowed to navigate to the next form section only if the data entered in the current one is valid. Allow to navigate to a route only after a certain data structures have been populated. Remind the user about the unsaved changes if he or she tries to navigate from the route. The router has the hooks that give you more control over the navigation to/from a route, and you can use these hooks to implement the any of above scenarios to guard the routes. ... (more)

Starting an Angular 2 RC.1 Project | @CloudExpo #Angular2 #TypeScript #JavaScript

The current version of Angular is Release Candidate 1. This version changed the way how the framework is distributed – it comes as a set of scoped npm packages now. Any imports of the Angular classes will be done from @angular instead of angular2, for example: import {bootstrap} from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic'; import {Component} from '@angular/core'; The content of package.json, index.html, and the configuration of the SystemJS loader has to be changed accordingly. This post is an extract of our book Angular 2 Development with Typescript, and it’ll show you how to get s... (more)

How Do You Deploy Patches in Your Rich Internet Application?

OK, your Flex application is already deployed in production. How are you planning to deploy patches to your code? I mean bug fixes or enhancements to specific MXML components or ActionScript classes? Of course, you can recompile the entire application with hundreds of classes just to deploy a new version of the class MyGreatCreation.as. Let’s see if there is a way to deploy just MyGreatCreation leaving the rest of your application intact. In Java world, the solution to this issue is pretty simple. A typical Java application consists of a number of .jar files (think librarie... (more)

Implementing the Mediator Design Pattern in Angular 2 By @YFain | @CloudExpo #Cloud

In any component-based framework you’ll need to implement component communications. The main principle is that components should be loosely coupled hence reusable hence testable. The mediator design pattern allows you to arrange component communications via “the man in the middle” so a component A never communicates with the component B directly. If a component needs data, someone will provide the data via bindings to the component’s input properties. Who’s this someone?Ain’t no business of the component. If a component needs to provide some data to the external world, it’ll emit... (more)

Rich Internet Applications - State of the Union

[This prescient article first appeared on SYS-CON.com nearly 12 months ago.] We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA),  and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go - remain with  tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less known yet AJAX, Flex, OpenLaszlo or a number of other vendors.  This article is an attempt to give a brief overview of what's out there on the RIA market. Historically there have been major shifts in the software industry. We moved from mainframes with dumb terminals to client/server. Users gained in c... (more)