Installing and configuring Angular 5 project


Posted On: Nov 26, 2022

Installing and configuring Angular 5 project


Requirements To install Angular 5

In order to install and run Angular 5 CLI Version, you have to install the following elements in your environment.

  • Node.js (Node 4 or higher)
  • npm (NPM 3 or higher)
  • Angular CLI

Installing Nodejs latest version

If you are PC(Window) or OS X (Mac) user then you can install the latest version of the node from Node official website using one of the installers and follow the steps.
For linux please follow this tutorial Installing Nodejs on Ubuntu

Checking installed version of Node
node -v

Update npm

Installing node will install npm automatically, however version of npm is updated more frequently then Node. It is recommended to update your npm to the latest available version. To update your npm version run below command on your terminal or command prompt.

npm install npm@latest -g

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Installing Angular CLI

After installing Node js and updating your npm the next step is to install Angular CLI. Angular CLI is a Command line interface for the creation and managing of Angular applications. It is based on the ember-cli project. To install angular cli run below command on your terminal.

npm install -g angular-cli

Creating Angular 5 Project.

To create Angular 5 Project run the following commands

ng new myApp --skip-install

You can create an angular project by running ng new yourprojectname command, we have added --skip-install option we angular 5 is not released yet offically. --skip-install option tells NPM to skip the project dependencies to install automatically. We will install our dependencies manually by updating projects package.json

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Once the installation of the Angular project is completed successfully, change your directory to projects directory.

cd myApp

Next, open your package.json and replace all angular dependencies from ^4.2.4 to ^5.0.0-rc.1 and Typescript ~2.3.3 to ~2.4.1 and save it.

Now come back on your terminal and run the below command to install all project dependencies

npm install

Running your Angular 5 project

To run your Angular 5 project, rum below command on the command prompt

ng serve

Output:** NG Live Development Server is listening on localhost:4200, open your browser on http://localhost:4200/ **

The ng serve command launches the server watches your files and rebuilds the app as you make changes to those files.

Open http://localhost:4200/ URL in your browser to browse the App.

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