Introducing AngularJS [Video]

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Learn
  • Kick-start your application in minutes by scaffolding it entirely with Yeoman
  • Build a dynamic page and render lists of items in one line of code
  • Program Reactions on user-interactions such as clicks, selection change, blur, and more
  • Easily validate data present in forms, from simple required fields to complex custom form validation
  • Efficiently handle routing between different pages of an application
  • Load data from external sources in the background by using AJAX calls with Angular
  • Master the use of performing actions asynchronously by creating worker threads
About

AngularJS is a Google-backed JavaScript framework that simplifies the development of single-page applications and other web page JavaScript widgets. It is one of several modern frameworks that are revolutionizing web development by bringing a fresh, more professional orientation to application building. Developers will love working with the framework, which allows them to focus their time on actual logic, instead of having to deal with repetitive tasks such as rendering and event binding.

Introducing AngularJS will show you how to build a complete application in a very short time, yet without cutting corners that would be detrimental to code quality. We will take you through a concrete application, a movie library app, one step at a time, in order to introduce the concepts behind all the moving parts of an AngularJS application.

We will start by quickly scaffolding an entire application’s structure using Yeoman. This will lay the foundations of our application in a well-structured manner. Then we'll focus on displaying data and allowing the user to interact with the application, and how can Angular help us handle rendering and events binding, so we can focus more on the app logic itself. We'll peek into templates and controllers, and will see how Angular’s declarative nature makes it obvious which element is in charge of which functionality.

We will then introduce a second view to the application, and show how to handle routing between the two views, including reading parameters from the URL and how we can very quickly create new routes with the companion tool Yeoman.

You will also learn how to load data from an API using AJAX, both from the same server as the app, as well as from an external source. Finally, we will close by introducing services that are Angular data-layer singleton objects as well as building a client-side data persistence using LocalStorage.

Introducing AngularJS will guide you through all the aspects of an Angular application, start-to-finish, view logic to data layer and persistence. You will learn how Angular makes developers lives easier by taking care of rendering and event handling, giving you more time to focus on what you love: the actual logic of the app. With Yeoman, you will also guarantee the quick creation of new views, routes, and controllers, without ever having to create a file manually.

Style and Approach

The course uses a full fledged application, a movie library app as the leading example throughout the sections, starting from the creation of the code structure and continuously enhancing it while you learn about the various moving parts of an Angular application. This guarantees a step-by-step approach while keeping a good continuity through the course.

Features
  • Build a full featured single-page web application with clean structure up to the standards of a real-life project
  • A faster, more pleasant coding experience for developers, focusing on actual logic and avoiding repetitive tasks such as code scaffolding
  • Ensure that the application will be easy to maintain, extend, modify, debug, and test using AngularJS
  • Learn about every aspect of Angular applications: views, logic, data layers, and configuration to build a dazzling app
Course Length 2 Hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781783554218
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2015

Authors

Mathieu Chauvinc

Mathieu Chauvinc is a Managing Director at Red Ape Solutions, where he aspires to keep the company at the bleeding edge of web technologies. On a daily basis, he leads the tech team of 15 and collaborates with them in building complex single page applications and neat hybrid mobile apps. He has been involved in web technologies for over a decade, from Django to Node.js and Go, SQL to NoSQL, Mootools to Angular 2, continuously trying to keep the right balance between the excitement of new frameworks and the stability of proven ones. He always has a special place in his heart for Python and Django.

He holds a Master’s in Engineering from the German University Karlsruhe and a Master’s in Engineering from the French ENSAM (Paris). Despite an engineering background, he has always had a passion for knowledge sharing, which has followed him until today, and he regularly conducts corporate or free training sessions on various IT topics in his country of residence, Malaysia.

He is also the author of several video courses, published by Packt, such as Learning JavaScript Promises and Introducing Ionic 2. He has recently enjoyed the chance of reviewing courses for Packt.