With this book, you will learn hybrid mobile application development using Ionic. This book uses Cordova 5.0.0, Ionic CLI 1.5.0, and Ionic 1.0.0 to explain the concepts and build apps. To begin with, the book helps you understand where Ionic fits in today's world. Then, you will dive deep into Ionic CSS components and Ionic-AngularJS directives and services. You will also examine theming Ionic apps using the built-in SCSS setup. Next, you will learn to build an Ionic client for a secure REST API, where you will implement user authentication and token-based development. Cordova and ngCordova will be explored, and you will learn how you can integrate device-specific features such as a camera and Geolocation with an Ionic app. We will wrap up the book by building a messaging app, which deals with talking to Firebase (a real-time data store), as well as device features. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop a hybrid mobile application from start to finish, and generate device-specific installers.
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Build real-time, scalable, and interactive mobile apps with the Ionic framework About This Book Create amazing, cross-platform hybrid native apps using a projects-based approach Discover ways to make the best use of the latest features in Ionic to build on a wide array of applications This is the right learning curve for you if you want to take the leap from an intermediate-level to a pro front-end developer with Ionic Who This Book Is For This book is for intermediate-level Ionic developers who have some experience in working with Ionic, but don't yet have a complete idea how powerful Ionic can be to create real-time apps with dynamic functionality. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the features of Ionic for application development Build a Chat app with Firebase and Ionic Make a stock tracking app using the third-party REST API and build its layouts with Ionic Navigation and Pages Use Cordova plugins with Ionic to build a media player app Create a production-ready application by using Ionic components, services, and Firebase as a back end Get to know the best practices to create real-time Ionic applications In Detail Ionic 2, the latest version of Ionic Mobile SDK, is built on the top of latest technologies such as Angular 2, TypeScript, SASS, and lot more. The idea behind Ionic 2 is to make the entire app development process even more fun. This book makes it possible to build fun and engaging apps using Ionic 2. You will learn how to use various Ionic components, integrate external services, derive capabilities, and most importantly how to make professional apps with Ionic 2. It will help you in understanding the fundamentals of Ionic 2 app development and will show how to build applications, gradually increasing your capabilities and the complexity of applications so that you can learn Ionic app development in a consistent and convenient way. You will also explore services such as Firebase, using LocalStorage, the WordPress JSON API, and REST API, which will help you turn your next billion dollar idea into reality. By the end of this book, you will be able to proudly call yourself a pro Ionic developer who can create a host of different apps with Ionic, and you'll have a deeper practical understanding of Ionic. Style and approach A practical project-based approach helps you create five-six different apps on your own using the various features of Ionic in each project.
Maximize the power of Magento 2 to create productive online stores About This Book Updated for Magento 2, this book offers a comprehensive coverage of all the new features of Magento to build modern online stores Exploit little-known techniques to extend, tune, and manage your Magento installation Detailed coverage to make your store run faster, better, and more productively Who This Book Is For This book is for web designers, developers, or e-commerce store-owners who design or manage Magento stores for their clients and want to gain an in-depth understanding of the various features of Magento 2. What You Will Learn Discover what makes Magento 2 different — and even more powerful Develop strategies to create multi-store environments Find out how to create themes and extend the functionality of Magento 2 Create sound development practices to insure code integrity and security Know the why, as well as the how, behind using Magento 2 In Detail The long-awaited release of the world's most popular online solution, Magento 2, is now out with an all new interface and several enhancements. This book offers you advanced guidance on managing, optimizing, and extending your store while taking advantage of the new features of Magento 2. This is a comprehensive guide to using the all new features and interface of Magento 2 to build, extend, and design online stores. From planning your Magento installation through to advanced techniques designed to make your store as successful as possible, this book is your roadmap to managing your Magento store. Focusing on Magento's Community version, the book covers everything from creating and managing multiple stores to fine-tuning Magento for speed and performance. You'll learn how to manage categories, products, design themes, extensions, and more. Style and Approach This book will be a straightforward guide that will dive deep into both aspects of developing and administering beautiful and secure stores. Get a firm idea of the different tools that the latest version has to offer to ensure the best customer experience.
Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with the Ionic 2, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This practical guide shows you how to use Ionic’s tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic’s powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you’re new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients Build a tab-based National Park explorer app with Google Map integration Develop a weather app with the Darksky weather API and Google’s GeoCode API Debug and test your app to resolve issues that arise during development Walk through steps for deploying your app to native app stores Learn how Ionic can be used to create Progressive Web Apps
A quick and concise guide to Angular 2 Components About This Book First look to the Angular 2 Components architecture Creating your own Angular 2 Component Integrating your components with third party components Who This Book Is For If you are a front-end developer with some experience in Angular and want to understand Angular 2 Components, and easily put it to use to create powerful user interfaces and views, then this book is for you What You Will Learn Break your application into reusable dynamic components Take advantage of TypeScript in Angular 2 Migrate your Angular 1 directive to an Angular 2 Component Understand the Angular 2 component structure and APIs Hook to component life cycle events Bind dynamic data to your component properties Communicate with other components using events Compose complicated UIs from simple components In Detail This book is a concise guide to Angular 2 Components and is based on the stable version of Angular 2. You will start with learning about the Angular 2 Components architecture and how components differ from Angular directives in Angular 1. You will then move on to quickly set up an Angular 2 development environment and grasp the basics of TypeScript. With this strong foundation in place, you will start building components. The book will teach you, with an example, how to define component behavior, create component templates, and use the controller of your component. You will also learn how to make your components communicate with each other. Once you have built a component, you will learn how to extend it by integrating third-party components with it. By the end of the book, you will be confident with building and using components for your applications. Style and approach A step-by-step guide covering features and working of Angular 2 Components along with the process for creating your own components.
Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with Ionic, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This revised guide shows you how to use Ionic’s tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Universal. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic’s powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you’re new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients Build a tab-based National Park explorer app with Google Map integration Develop a weather app with the Darksky weather API and Google’s GeoCode API Debug and test your app to resolve issues that arise during development Walk through steps for deploying your app to native app stores Learn how Ionic can be used to create Progressive Web Apps
An end–to-end journey, empowering you to build real-time, scalable, and interactive mobile applications with the Ionic framework About This Book Develop engaging mobile experiences with a native-looking UI in Ionic and AngularJS. Use out-of-the-box Ionic functionalities, customize existing components, and add new components with this comprehensive course. Learn Ionic by creating three complete mobile applications Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer who wants to build hybrid mobile app development using the Ionic framework, then this comprehensive course is best-suited for you. What You Will Learn Get to know about Hybrid Apps and AngularJS Set up a development environment to build Hybrid Apps Navigate around components and routing in Ionic Authenticate users using an e-mail password, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn Retrieve data and store it using Firebase Access native device functionalities such as the camera, contact list, e-mail, and maps using NG-Cordova Integrate PhoneGap plugins with NG-Cordova Test your apps to improve and optimize performance In Detail Hybrid Apps are a promising choice in mobile app development to achieve cost-effectiveness and rapid development. Ionic has evolved as the most popular choice for Hybrid Mobile App development as it tends to match the native experience and provides robust components/tools to build apps. The Ionic Complete Developers course takes you on an end–to-end journey, empowering you to build real-time, scalable, and interactive mobile applications with the Ionic framework. Starting with an introduction to the Ionic framework to get you up and running, you will gradually move on to setting up the environment, and work through the multiple options and features available in Ionic to build amazing hybrid mobile apps. You will learn how to use Cordova plugins to include native functionality in your hybrid apps. You will work through three complete projects and build a basic to-do list app, a London tourist app, and a complete social media app. All three projects have been designed to help you learn Ionic at its very best. From setting up your project to developing on both the server side and front end, and best practices for testing and debugging your projects, you'll quickly be able to deliver high-performance mobile apps that look awesome. You will then hone your skills with recipes for cross-platform development. Integrating Ionic with Cordova will bring you native device features, and you will learn about the best modules from its ecosystem. Creating components and customizing the theme will allow you to extend Ionic. You'll see how to build your app to deploy to all platforms to make you a confident start-to-finish mobile developer. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Getting Started with Ionic – by Rahat Khanna Ionic by Example – by Sani Yusuf Ionic Cookbook – by Hoc Phan Style and approach This course shows you how to get up and running with the Ionic framework. It doesn't just give you instructions, expecting you to follow them. Instead, with a hands-on approach, it demonstrates what Ionic is capable of through a series of practical projects that you can build yourself.
Over 70 recipes to get you started with popular Python libraries based on the principal concepts of data visualization About This Book Learn how to set up an optimal Python environment for data visualization Understand how to import, clean and organize your data Determine different approaches to data visualization and how to choose the most appropriate for your needs Who This Book Is For If you already know about Python programming and want to understand data, data formats, data visualization, and how to use Python to visualize data then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Introduce yourself to the essential tooling to set up your working environment Explore your data using the capabilities of standard Python Data Library and Panda Library Draw your first chart and customize it Use the most popular data visualization Python libraries Make 3D visualizations mainly using mplot3d Create charts with images and maps Understand the most appropriate charts to describe your data Know the matplotlib hidden gems Use plot.ly to share your visualization online In Detail Python Data Visualization Cookbook will progress the reader from the point of installing and setting up a Python environment for data manipulation and visualization all the way to 3D animations using Python libraries. Readers will benefit from over 60 precise and reproducible recipes that will guide the reader towards a better understanding of data concepts and the building blocks for subsequent and sometimes more advanced concepts. Python Data Visualization Cookbook starts by showing how to set up matplotlib and the related libraries that are required for most parts of the book, before moving on to discuss some of the lesser-used diagrams and charts such as Gantt Charts or Sankey diagrams. Initially it uses simple plots and charts to more advanced ones, to make it easy to understand for readers. As the readers will go through the book, they will get to know about the 3D diagrams and animations. Maps are irreplaceable for displaying geo-spatial data, so this book will also show how to build them. In the last chapter, it includes explanation on how to incorporate matplotlib into different environments, such as a writing system, LaTeX, or how to create Gantt charts using Python. Style and approach A step-by-step recipe based approach to data visualization. The topics are explained sequentially as cookbook recipes consisting of a code snippet and the resulting visualization.
Build a complete, professional-quality, hybrid mobile application with Ionic About This Book Develop high-grade and performance-optimized hybrid applications using the latest version of Ionic Discover the latest and upcoming features of Ionic A practical guide that will help you fully utilize all the features and components of Ionic efficiently Who This Book Is For The target audience for this book is intermediate-level application developers who have some basic knowledge of Ionic. What You Will Learn Use every Ionic component and its customization according to the application along with some important third party components Recently released Lazy Loading and Grid System supporting desktop application with Electron Integration of the various Ionic backend services and features such as Ionic Push, DB, Auth, Deploy in your application Exploration of white-listing, CORS, and various other platform security aspects to secure your application Synchronization of your data with the cloud server and fetching it in real time using Ionic Cloud and Firebase services Integration of the Cordova iBeacon plugin which will fetch contextual data on the basis of location and Websockets for real time communication for IOT based applications Implementation of offline functionality in your PWA application using service-worker, cache storage and indexedDB In Detail Ionic is an open source, front-end framework that allows you to develop hybrid mobile apps without any native-language hassle for each platform. It offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS, and JS components for building highly interactive mobile apps. This book will help you to develop a complete, professional and quality mobile application with Ionic Framework. You will start the journey by learning to configure, customize, and migrate Ionic 1x to 3x. Then, you will move on to Ionic 3 components and see how you can customize them according to your applications. You will also implement various native plugins and integrate them with Ionic and Ionic Cloud services to use them optimally in your application. By this time, you will be able to create a full-fledged e-commerce application. Next, you will master authorization, authentication, and security techniques in Ionic 3 to ensure that your application and data are secure. Further, you will integrate the backend services such as Firebase and the Cordova iBeacon plugin in your application. Lastly, you will be looking into Progressive Web Applications and its support with Ionic, with a demonstration of an offline-first application. By the end of the book, you will not only have built a professional, hybrid mobile application, but will also have ensured that your app is secure and performance driven. Style and approach A step-by-step guide (covering all its features and components) to build a complete mobile application using Ionic. Each chapter will cover different features of Ionic.