Learn how to build an AngularJS directive using Packt's riveting New Book and eBook

September 2013 | Open Source

Packt is proud to present its latest release, AngularJS Directive, by Alex Vanston. The book gives readers a step-by-step approach, starting with how to build directives from the ground up before moving on to creating web applications comprised of multiple modules. An in-depth guide to some of the core features of AngularJS, the book will provide the reader with all the knowledge they need to create fully dynamic web applications that respond in real-time to changes in data. The print book comes in at over 100 pages and is competitively priced at $32.99, while the eBook is available for $15.99.

About the Author :

Alex Vanston is a self-professed geek and outdoor junkie fused together. He has been building web sites and applications professionally for the past seven years for clients and companies around the world. He currently lives in Denver, CO, where he loves hiking, playing pickup sports, and water skiing when he can. He's the lead frontend developer for ZipKick. Inc, a travel startup taking off in San Francisco, CA. He can be contacted on http//www.mrvdot.com, where he blogs about web development and tech.

AngularJS is an open source framework, maintained by Google, that assists with running single-page applications. Its goal is to augment browser-based applications with model-view-controller (MVC) capability in an effort to make both development and testing easier. Directives serve as the core building blocks in AngularJS and enable users to create reusable models that mould around their data structures and breathe new life into the intersection of HTML and JavaScript. 

AngularJS Directives begins with investigating the best practices for single-page application development overall, then dives into how AngularJS directives fulfils those goals. Readers will learn how to build directives from scratch and see some of the best practices for architecting them. This practical guide will teach readers why it's best to build applications with the data-model as the foundation, how to craft new dynamic modules that communicate with each other, how to build widgets that can be embedded in third-party websites, and even how to create custom inputs so their users can intuitively interact with their data. 

Packed full of clear instructions, this hands-on guide will give readers all the necessary tools to begin architecting their own directives and will discover how to use them in the construction of a more dynamic web. By the end of this book, readers will master the art of creating web applications comprised of multiple modules working together seamlessly to provide the best possible user experience.

Following are the Chapters in the book:

Chapter 1: Designing Web Applications in 2013
Chapter 2: The Need for Directives
Chapter 3: Deconstructing Directives
Chapter 4: Compile versus Link
Chapter 5: Keeping it Clean with Scope
Chapter 6: Controllers - Better with Sharing
Chapter 7: Transclusion
Chapter 8: Good Karma - Testing in AngularJS
Chapter 9: A Deeper Dive into Unit Testing
Chapter 10: Bringing it All Together


AngularJS Directives
AngularJS Directives starts by investigating the best practices for single-page application development overall before diving into how AngularJS directives fulfill those goals. At each step, you'll learn both the how and why of what we're building, and by the end, you'll not only know the facts necessary to create a directive, but you’ll also have the knowledge to decide how best to assemble it.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/angularjs-directives/book

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