Episode 205

AiA 204: "Real Ward Angular"


August 28th, 2018

1 hr 10 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode


  • Charles Max Wood
  • John Papa
  • Alyssa Nicholl
  • Joe Eames
  • Shai Reznik
  • Ward Bell

In this episode, the Adventures in Angular panel talks about what Ward is doing currently, which is working on a large, complex, and involved application that they are using Angular for. They are using this episode to discuss a real-world Angular project or real “Ward” Angular project. They talk a little about what the project is, challenges he has had to overcome, and the differences that come with writing apps in reactivity. They also touch on the idea that “the mystery is part of the pattern,” reactive forms, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Get a Coder Job course
  • Angular
  • Ward’s project intro
  • Ward runs a business that builds applications for people
  • Taking lead on a new project
  • ngRx data
  • Redux and RxJS
  • His company makes Breeze
  • Needed an enrollment app
  • Didn’t want to use Breeze, they wanted him to use reactive programming
  • Needed the application to be as simple as possible
  • Why he decided to give reactivity programming a chance
  • Challenges he’s faced
  • Writing enterprise apps in reactivity
  • Immutability
  • Forms over data apps
  • Reactive forms
  • The mystery is part of the pattern
  • Effects
  • Debugging tools
  • Reactive pattern
  • Discovering new ways to code
  • Reactive programming brings in a different set of problems, but it’s not that it’s right or wrong
  • React State Museum
  • And much, much more!