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Daniel Kreider

Best Angular Books of 2021 (In-Depth Review)

09. Jan. 2021

Looking for an Angular book?

Here's a juicy list with in-depth reviews and links.

Hunting for an Angular book that will help you rocket your Angular expertise?

Fortunately there are oodles of options to choose from and stacks of Angular books for beginners, for intermediates and experts.

The best part is that there are some henkity-cool choices - Angular books written by top-notch consultants, ex-Googlers, etc...

Not to mention that some of the books out there even have reviews from the folks on the Angular team.

But sorting through all the options to find the perfect one for YOU can be overwhelming.

That's why I put together a list of the best Angular books of 2021 for you.

The 11 Best Angular Books of 2021

  1. ng-book
  2. Angular 2 + Notes for Professionals
  3. Learn Angular in 24 Hours
  4. Angular in Action
  5. Angular 5: From Theory To Practice
  6. Angular: Up and Running
  7. Learning Angular: A no-nonsense beginner's guide to building web applications with Angular 10 and TypeScript
  8. Angular Development with TypeScript
  9. Angular for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications
  10. Angular for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications
  11. Testing Angular Applications

How to choose the right Angular book

When it comes to getting the biggest bang for your buck there are two important factors to consider.

Angular book factor #1 - Book Reviews

What are others saying about the book you're considering buying?

In this article I'll only suggest books with good reviews. All the others I whacked out and refused to consider.

Angular book factor #2 - Angular Experience

If you've never built an Angular application then save yourself some time and don't crack open a book about Angular design principles. Instead begin with a book for Angular beginners.

On the other hand, if you've got some experience with Angular then invest in a book that explores advanced Angular topics.

That being said, let's take an eagle-eye look at the top 11 Angular books.

1. ng-book

Quick Overview

  • Table of contents
  • 721 pages long
  • 16 chapters
  • More then 6 real-world sample applications
  • 7500+ lines of example code
  • 40,000 copies sold

Testimonials

"Fantastic work guys! I have no idea where I'd be with Angular 11 without ng-book. You guys have made this SOOOO much easier to learn and keep up with. Thanks again..you guys are awesome!" - Jacob Cheriathundam

"I'm through chapter one in the Angular2 book and love it. The code samples with the book are great. I'm an "old Java developer" that fell in love with Angular" - Matt Duvall

"Thank you for the awesome book, it's the bible for Angular 11." - Vijay Ganta

There are more then a dozen 5-star reviews here in case you need more proof.

If you're looking for an Angular book that doesn't leave any stones unturned, that digs into the gritty details and explains Angular in detail then this is the book for you.

2. Angular 2 + Notes for Professionals

How about a hootin free option?

Quick Overview

  • 232 pages long
  • 69 chapters

Testimonials

"This is perfect for me who's learning to code!"

"A lot of effort went into this, I also took a look at the languages I'm familiar with. They even have screenshots of the results and provide an excellent way of showing exactly what you would input and see. I really appreciate the fact that they are pdf that you can save and don't have to rely on an internet connection."

"Super useful for reference, many thanks for whoever did this. Instead of browsing, clicking, digging infinitely, now I have ONE in one place."

This book was compiled from StackOverflow questions and answers - purposefully made to distribute freely to everyone and anyone including you.

So, it's yours to freely feast on without wearily pulling that credit card out of your back pocket.

3. Learn Angular in 24 Hours

Maybe you want to take a quick skin-dive into Angular? Want to get a real quick rub with Angular?

Then this is probably the book you need.

Quick Overview

  • 148 pages long

4. Angular in Action

Angular in Action brands itself as a book that will teach you everying you need to know in order to build production ready Angular applications.

It starts with the basics and moves to more powerful techniques like testing, dependency injection, and performance tuning. And of course, you'll use the awesome TypeScript and ES2015 features to write clean and well-architected code.

Quick Overview

  • 320 pages long
  • 11 chapters
  • Written by Jeremy Wilken - a Google Developer Expert in Angular who has worked for the big dogs like eBay, Teradata, and VMware.

Testimonials

"Detailed and clear explanations; lots of useful real-world examples."

"You can never have enough Angular references...this one will float to the top."

"The bible for Angular!"

5. Angular 5: From Theory To Practice

This book is an ideal pick if you already have a fair amount of web developer experience and are looking to add Angular to your skillset. It assumes that you're already a whiz with the basics like Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Last time I checked this book was available for FREE on the Kindle app so scurry that way before you miss out on an amazing deal.

Quick Overview

  • 845 pages
  • Written by a famous Angular speaker named Asim Hussain.

Testimonials

"This book has all that is needed for starting with Angular2 (and much more). It covers practicly everything from configuration to testing. I was suspicious about this book because of the price but it turned to be the best Angular2 book I have read so far. All examples are in typescript."

This is by far the best Angular 4 book I have read so far. If you're sick and tired of chasing tutorials scattered all over the interwebs, then follow Asim as he takes you step by step from the very basic concepts to the very advanced techniques of writing Angular apps.

6. Angular: Up and Running

Chuck full of clear instructions and complete examples, this book's goal is to demistify Angular. Great grab for beginners!

Quick Overview

  • 314 pages
  • 12 chapters
  • Written by Shyam who previously worked at Amazon and Google.

Testimonials

" Excellent book, starts from the basics and a simple component and grow to all building blocks of angular. "

"A fast and effective way to get up and running with Angular"

"The test sections in the book are lacking in description. Don't waste your money if you are expecting to get information on angular's (jasmine/karma) testing features"

7. Learning Angular: A no-nonsense beginner's guide to building web applications with Angular 10 and TypeScript

Quick Overview

  • 430 pages
  • 3rd edition
  • 13 chapters

Testimonials

" Very Helpful Introduction to Angular"

8. Angular Development with TypeScript

A great buy for intermediate-level web developers that are already comfortable with modern web frameworks and libraries.

Quick Overview

  • 560 pages
  • 15 chapters
  • 4 Appendix's
  • 2nd edition
  • Source code

Testimonials

"Informative, accurate, and insightful." - Kunal Jaggi, General Motors

9. Angular for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications

Sweeping a wide circle, this book tackles the entire elephant. It explains how to use Angular with Firebase Authentication, Google Analytics, DevOps, Material and more. It was written by a Google Developer expert and won a super review from Stephen Fluin (see below).

Quick Overview

  • 2nd edition
  • 14 chapters
  • 826 pages

Testimonials

"I work with a lot of educators and participants in the Angular ecosystem, and this book is one of the most in-depth and up-to-date works on Angular I have seen. Doguhan uses the latest and greatest best practices around command line tooling like npx, with great Angular techniques like lazy loading. Doguhan's work brings together thousands of little best practices that he has learned in his time working with developers, and from his own experience into one book." - Stephen Fluin, Developer Relations Lead on the Angular team at Google

"I strongly agree with the author that projects must keep their dependencies up-to-date to benefit from Angular Team's emphasis on long-term support and version compatibility. The book shows lots of realistic code examples, that are all runnable and available from the author's GitHub repositories. If you want to understand how to write solid Angular applications in 2020, then you must read this book." - Dr. Gleb Bahmutov, PhD, VP of Engineering, Cypress.io

10. Pro Angular 9: Build Powerful and Dynamic Web Apps

Advertised as the one-stop-shop for learning Angular and claiming to be the most comprehensive book on Angular available. If you're a beginner that wants one book then this is yours.

Quick Overview

Testimonials

"Very easy to follow, detailed explanations of advanced features. After sooo many years of writing books Adam's style just gets better and better with every new edition. I read other books by Adam Freeman and he always delivers. Highly recommend."

"As a C# developer I discovered that Angular works very well with ASP.Net and I read his other book "Essential Angular for ASP.NET Core MVC 3" first and started out developing a great tool. Then I found that I did not fully understand the Angular side with TypeScript/JavaScript. Yes I could use it and copy-cat great working solutions, but the real understanding came when I worked through all the excellent examples in this book. By now I created 2 SportsStores by following the excellent build up of the examples in the books. I can highly recommend Adam's books. "

11. Testing Angular Applications

With an aim to make you a testing pro, this Angular book is all about squishing the bugs out of your application. It covers everything from basic tests to setting up testing in your continuous integration pipeline.

Quick Overview

  • 240 pages
  • 11 chapters

Testimonials

"Provides guidance on the overall strategy for how to think about testing on your projects to get the best return on your investment." - Brad Green, Engineering Director for Angular at Google

Conclusion

Take your time and buy an Angular book that's worth reading. Amazon is infested with rotten-smelling books written by make-me-rich-quick-swigs so choose carefully.

Any books that I missed? Questions or comments? Don't hesitate to poke me.