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install the dependencies with npm

$ npm install

start the server

$ npm start


As an alternative, you can work using Hot Module Replacement (HMR):

  • npm run start:hmr

And you are all set! You can now modify your components on the fly without having to reload the entire page.


1. Unit Tests

  • single run: npm test
  • live mode (TDD style): npm run test-watch

2. End-to-End Tests (aka. e2e, integration)

  • single run:
    • in a tab, if not already running!: npm start
    • in a new tab: npm run webdriver-start
    • in another new tab: npm run e2e
  • interactive mode:
    • instead of the last command above, you can run: npm run e2e-live
    • when debugging or first writing test suites, you may find it helpful to try out Protractor commands without starting up the entire test suite. You can do this with the element explorer.
    • you can learn more about Protractor Interactive Mode here


To build your application, run:

  • npm run build

You can now go to /dist and deploy that to your server!


You can generate api docs (using TypeDoc) for your code with the following:

  • npm run docs

How to include external angular libraries ?

It's simple, just install the lib via npm and import it in your code when you need it. Don't forget that you need to configure some external libs in the bootstrap of your application.

How to include external css files such as bootstrap.css ?

Just install the lib and import the css files in vendor.ts. For example this is how to do it with bootstrap:

npm install bootstrap@next --save

And in vendor.ts add the following:

import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css';

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