By Josh Morony
Most applications rely heavily on data, so it’s important that we know how best to manipulate that data in order to make it do what we want. Sometimes this data is stored on some remote server, sometimes it’s stored locally, but in both cases, we quite often make use of Angular 2’s Http service to retrieve that data.
In this tutorial, we are going to discuss how exactly the http.get() method works, and how we can hook into that process to return data in a more friendly format. We will be discussing some specifics of observables, and also introduce the concept of mapping.
We will expand on these concepts in a more general sense in Part 2 of this tutorial series, and we will also introduce two more ways to manipulate data in your applications: filtering and reducing.
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