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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)

Angular 2 Overview By @YFain | @ThingsExpo #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

This article was excerpted from the book “Angular Development With TypeScript” (see http://bit.ly/1QYeqL0). The Angular 2 framework is a re-write of popular framework AngularJS. In short, the newer version has the following advantages over AngularJS. The code is simpler to write and read It performs better  than AngularJS It’s easier to learn The application architecture is simplified as it’s component-based This article contains a high-level overview of Angular highlighting improvements comparing to AngularJS. For a more detailed architecture overview of Angular visit product do... (more)

Angular 2: Exposing a Child Component’s API | @CloudExpo #Cloud

In Angular 2 a parent component can pass the data to its child via binding to the child’s input parameter marked with the annotation @Input(). I’ll blog about it later, but you can see how it can be done in my blog on implementing the Mediator design pattern. In this blog I’ll show you another scenario when the parent component simply needs to use the API exposed by the child. You’ll see how a parent component can use the child’s API from both the template and the TypeScript code. Let’s create a simple application where a child component has the method greet() that will be invo... (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)