Angular 4 Beer Search using the Brewery API. Uses a range of transitions to create a dashboard.
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BeerSearchAngular4

This project was generated with Angular CLI version 1.0.0.

In order to run the application install Node.js. In addition to this the angular-cli is needed.

To install it run:

npm install -g @angular/cli

The project connects to the BreweryDB API and retrieves and displays an initial list of beers. The user can then search for beers through the input text field.

Rxjs Observables are used to create a reactive data stream and the view is updated accordingly with the new beer list via Angular 4 animations.

The list of beers can be filtered by category and the dropdown menu is initialised by retrieving categories from the BreweryDB API.

You can click the random beer button to generate a random beer from the brewery database. I also attempted to create new random beer from same brewery functionality but ran out of time.

Development server

In order to avoid encountering a CORS browser error run the application with the command:

ng serve --proxy proxy.config.json

This provides a proxy path to the beer API. More information about that here. Navigate to http://localhost:4200/. The app will automatically reload if you change any of the source files.

SASS

Sass partials are created containing fonts and colors. In addition to this, I created a mixins.scss file with variables containing media queries for different screen sizes although this wasn't really used in the application I hope it gives an indication how SASS would be structured in a full scale application.

Beer Service

The beer.service.ts file contains all the methods for the http requests used to retrieve data from the Brewery API. It provides persistant data to our components when needed. Some methods return Observables while some return Promises. I wanted to demonstrate how I am able to use both.

Animations

The animations.ts file contains exported animations that are used thoughout the application. Creating animations like this in Angular 4 allows you to share simliar animations throughout all the components.

Running end-to-end tests

Run ng e2e to execute the end-to-end tests via Protractor. Attempted a few e2e tests but ran out of time for a full implementation.

Further help

To get more help on the Angular CLI use ng help or go check out the Angular CLI README.