Extending Angular Components

Angular components are a powerful way to develop web applications. And there are so many helpful npm packages out there, which solve many of the intricate problems. But very often customers will not be happy with the standard solution out of the box. And so the question comes up how to gracefully extend existing 3rd party components.

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Using ngx-charts in a grid

In one of my recent work projects, we are using charts within a Bootstrap grid. After updating from Chartist to ngx-charts, we had a severe issue with the charts, which suddenly overlapped each other. I would like to share my investigation and solution for this issue.

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Exploring GraphQL

In an attempt to explore new technologies, I have recently digged into GraphQL, which may be the future protocol for fetching data with mobile and web applications. In contrast to the current standard (REST APIs), GraphQL fetches exactly the data you need, in one request. This is vital for mobile applications and can also be handy for web applications.

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Theater Production and Actor Database

Currently, I am working on a hobby project, a theater production and actor database (mwtdb for short). It is visible on GitHub and open source. Requirements What I want to create is something similar to IMDb, which focuses on movies, TV and celebreties, but for amateur theater. A very basic version will contain actors, directors and technicians, contributing to productions. From a technical point of view, I will create a web application, using Angular and Neo4j, a graph database. Read more →

Angular

After my first week at ConWeaver, I got a first impression of the search framework and the technology used. The hot topic in the moment is Angular, which is a web application framework. In contrast to other server-side frameworks, the application logic is on the client (browser). This is a major trend now, aiming at Progressive Web Apps, which are as quick and responsive as native applications.

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