Creating a new Angular project
Angular, a powerful and versatile framework for building dynamic web applications, offers a streamlined process for initializing new projects. Let’s explore the essential steps to kickstart your Angular journey by creating a new project.
Step 1: Installing Angular CLI
Angular CLI (Command Line Interface) simplifies project creation and management. Ensure you have Node.js installed, then open your terminal or command prompt and install Angular CLI globally:
npm install -g @angular/cli
Step 2: Generating a New Angular Project
Navigate to the directory where you want to create your Angular project. Use Angular CLI’s
ng new command followed by your project name:
ng new my-angular-project
Step 3: Project Configuration
Angular CLI provides a set of prompts to configure your project:
- Routing: Choose whether to set up Angular routing for navigation between pages.
- Stylesheet Format: Select between CSS, SCSS, SASS, Less, or Stylus for styling your project.
Step 4: Running the Development Server
Move into your newly created project directory:
Launch the development server using Angular CLI’s
ng serve command:
http://localhost:4200 in your web browser to view your Angular application running locally.
Step 5: Exploring the Project Structure
Your Angular project structure comprises various folders and files:
- src: Contains the source code of your application.
- app: The main folder where you’ll build your application components.
- index.html: The entry point HTML file.
- main.ts: The main TypeScript file where the application gets bootstrapped.
Step 6: Additional Configurations (Optional)
- IDE or Code Editor: Utilize preferred code editors like Visual Studio Code, Atom, or WebStorm for a smoother development experience.
- Dependencies and Packages: Install additional packages or libraries using npm if needed for your project