Angular2 Universal Starter Kit
Enjoy Server Side rendering and Web Workers in your Angular2 Application
What we've got here
- Server Side rendering for instant page loading
- Entire Angular2 application is running in a Web Worker (UI always will be smooth)
- Preboot to catch browser events before Angular2 is ready to work (you can experiment with its options here)
- Webpack and its awesome Code Splitting feature which allows us to lazy load parts of an application.
- Live Reloading, a browser will be reloaded on any change in server or browser code. It works well for both a main thread and web workers.
- Typescript with Typings
- Linting with TSLint
- Express - de facto standard for Node.js web apps.
- PM2 - most advanced Node.js process manager
- Unit testing with Karma
- End-to-End testing with Protractor
# clone the repo without git historygit clone --depth 1 https://github.com/alexpods/angular2-universal-starter.git# change current directory to angular2-universal-startercd angular2-universal-starter# install dependenciesnpm install# run the production servernpm start
Go to http://localhost:3000 in your browser.
You may want to stop or restart the production server:
# stop the production servernpm stop# restart the production servernpm restart
Development with Live Reloading
# make sure that the production server is not runningnpm stop# run the development server with live reloading supportnpm run dev
The development server will watch for any changes, make rebuilds and reload a browser. All built code will be kept in
dist folder will not be generated (all means code for both client and server sides).
Turning server side rendering and web workers on/off
You can optionally turn server side rendering or web workers suport on/off. You just need
// ...// Server side rendering. Set it to `false` to turn it of.exportsHAS_SS = 'NG2_SS' in processenv ? processenvNG2_SS === 'true' : true;// For example:// exports.HAS_SS = false;// Web workers support. Set it to `false` to turn it of.exportsHAS_WW = 'NG2_WW' in processenv ? processenvNG2_WW === 'true' : true;// For example:// exports.HAS_WW = 'NG2_WW' in process.env ? process.env.NG2_WW === 'true' : false;//...
If you're using a development server, you don't need to restart it. The development server will just make rebuild and apply new changes.
If you're using a production server (
npm start), you also don't need to restart it. Just rebuild your sources (
npm run build, if
npm run build:watch is running you don't need to do anything).
# build the projectnpm run build# build the project and start watching for its changesnpm run build:watch
# check the project (source files)npm run lint# check the project and start watching for its changesnpm run lint:watch
If you're not agree with the default rules (
tslint.json), feel free to tell me about it.
The next command will run both unit and end-to-end tests.
For end-to-end tests you need to start Selenium Server first (see End-to-End Testing).
# run all tests (single run)npm test
# run unit tests (single run)npm run unit# run unit tests and start watch for changesnpm run unit:watch# run unit tests for specified directory (path must be relative to root directory)# currently you can specify paths only for "src" directorynpm run unit src/app# run unit tests for specified file and start watch for changesnpm run unit:watch src/app/home.spec.ts
For end-to-end tests you nedd to start Selenium Server (webdriver) first.
# start Selenium Server (webdriver)npm run webdriver:start# run end-to-end test (single run)npm run e2e
# remove "dist" and "logs" foldersnpm run clean# remove "dist" foldernpm run clean:dist# remove "logs" foldernpm run clean:logs
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2016 Aleksey Podskrebyshev
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