Angular Rocks

Angular Rocks

All things Angular podcast 🎙 by Aliaksei Kuncevič.


August 10, 2022 47 min

RxJS (Reactive Extensions for JavaScript) is a complex and very interesting topic. The Rx (Reactive Extensions), originating from Microsoft, has been around for a very long time migrating from one platform to another. These days every programming language has its own native implementation of Rx. This episode is fully dedicated to RxJS.

In this episode we are discussing:

  • What is RxJS and what problem does it solve?
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    There is a lot of buzz around reactivity and reactive programming these days.

    All reactive Angular API is built on top of RxJS library so there is a lot of reactivity built-in within Angular.

    What do you think, should Angular have First-class RxJS support, should it be optional or may be Angular should support both options?

    Lets discuss   👉 Twitter thread

    The RxJS library

    Proposal: Input as Observable 

    Angular Getting Star...

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    Component is the central piece in Angular. Sometimes you want to generalize a particular component, to make it shareable across your application or to move into a custom component library to share it around multiple applications. It is important to understand how to approach shareable components in your particular use-case.

    In this episode we are discussing:

  • Components and Components composition
  • Shared folder, Shared library, ngModule...
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    Web Components are also known as Custom Elements.

    Custom Element is a web standard for defining new HTML elements in a framework-agnostic way.

    There are a set of different techniques that allow you to build Web Components or Custom Elements.

    Being an Angular Developer you can easily get into Web Components by using Angular Elements.


    Web Components

    Can I use Web Components



    Polymer vs Lit
    Angular Elements

    Angular Self-Paced...

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    July 21, 2021 45 min

    I split up the developer tools into multiple categories 

  • Development and productivity
  • Debugging
  • Performance
  • Testing
  • In this episode we discuss each category in details as well as answering the following questions:

    Why do we need developer tools?
    Can you imagine a dev life without modern tooling?
    What are the modern Tools for Angular developers?
    How to debug a memory leak?

    Also we talk about some cool insights about what Angular Team is worki...

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    July 14, 2021 2 min

    Every time you scaffold a new project with Angular CLI ng new command, the CLI, by default, produces an Angular CLI workspace for that project. 

    In some cases when you are working on multiple Angular projects under the same solution you may want to try out a Multi-project Workspace. This approach is also suitable for many enterprise projects.

    ng new my-solution --create-application false
    cd my-solution

    ng g application my-app

    ng g libra...

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    Change Detection is a mechanism built into Angular that allows Angular to decide what actions to be performed when the state of the app changes. Most of the time developers do not have to deal with change detection manually.

    In this episode we are talking about a quick history of change detection and what problem it solves. We also discuss change detection strategies, when you should tap in to change detection manually and tips and ...

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    Angular is continuously evolving together with the entire web ecosystem.

    Therefore, it is a recommended best practice to keep up your Angular projects up to date with the latest Angular version.

    In this episode, you will learn why updating to a new Angular version is a good idea. Also, I will provide some tips that will help you to achieve that.


    Angular versioning and releases
    Angular update guide
    Deprecated APIs and features
    ng u...

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    June 23, 2021 24 min

    Animation is a great solution to improve the application experience.

    You can add animations to your web applications using CSS animations, browsers web animations API or by using third-party libraries.

    Juan talking bout different aspects of animations, how it works and how to get started.


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    June 16, 2021 3 min

    These days, people use different devices to access the web. Therefore, every web application should be adapted to all screen sizes.

    Responsive Design is a technique that allows screens to adjust to different sizes accordingly.

    There are a few techniques to make your Angular Apps responsive. You can choose from several libraries specifically built for that purpose or just do plain CSS by writing CSS Media Queries.

    Lets discuss that  &#...

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    Angular Material is the most popular UI library available for Angular. It contains a set of high-quality components implementing Google Material Design specification, built by the Angular Team.

    Think of Angular Material as a foundation that you can use to build your own custom components.

    Jeremy touched on a quick history about Angular Material, its continuous evolution and what to expect in the future.



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    June 2, 2021 2 min

    CDK stands for Component Development Kit. CDK is something that not every Angular developer knows about.

    CDK contains a set of building blocks for creating your own UI components that could be great foundation for your custom components of any sort or a custom component library.

    Angular CDK

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    Angular has been around for many years now.  There are a lot of decisions that were made within the Angular team that made Angular so successful today.

    AngularJS referring to v1 - the first version of the framework
    Angular referring to v2 and up, which is the new modern framework which is completely different to AngularJS

    This time Miško Hevery, the creator of Angular will tell about Angular history and share insights on his journey w...

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    Component communication is the most common challenge developers face building single page applications.

    There are several techniques that you can use to approach components communication building Angular applications.

    In this episode I am discussing basic component communication techniques.

    Inputs and Outputs

    Async Pipe
    Reactive Services Technique

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    Angular router solves a lot of problems in client facing single-page web applications.

    The router helps to control the page content by dynamically displaying the components without a need to request pages from the server. 

    Without an Angular router the user navigation experience in Angular application would be hard to achieve.

    Angular Router
    Revisiting a Reactive Router with Ivy

    People mentioned
    Mike Ryan
    Brandon Roberts
    Victor Savk...

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    May 5, 2021 3 min

    Have you ever asked yourself the following question, what is the best way to structure an Angular application?

    In this episode you will find out why you should care about the folder structure and what are the benefits of the proper folder structure.

    Feature modules

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    April 28, 2021 27 min

    Error handling is a fundamental part of any real-world web application.

    In this episode, you will find everything you need to know about error handling in Angular and more.

    Fun fact: That is literally the first ever episode of Angular Rocks, recorded on 21 Jan 2021


    Error Handler Class
    Angular Errors List
    Angular Debugging Guides
    Best practices for Error handling in Angular

    People mentioned
    David Herges

    More from Michael


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    April 21, 2021 3 min

    Every real-world web application has to communicate with backend API.

    Developers building web applications with Angular usually interact with the backend API using HttpClient.

    In this episode I am explaining the basic HttpClient features and HTTP methods.


    Angular HttpClient
    HTTP Methods
    Top 10 ways to use Interceptors in Angular

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    Dependency Injection is a design pattern that creates objects and provides them to consumer classes that depend on those objects.

    Dependency Injection is widely used in Angular.

    In this episode you will find everything you need to know about Dependency Injection and how it works in Angular

    Dependency Injection
    Dependency Injection YouTube Series by Dmytro Mezhenskyi

    More from Dmytro

    Aliaksei's mailing list

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    April 7, 2021 3 min

    Lifecycle hooks allow you to tap into the Angular lifecycle events to get more control.

    In this episode I am explaining the nature of lifecycle hooks in Angular and walking through the essential lifecycle hooks like ngOnInit and ngOnDestroy. 


    Angular Lifecycle Hooks

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