Whether you aim to work on a complete single-page application or intend to use Angular to handle one page at a time, this course will give a good introduction to the various components of Angular. It is targeted at beginner or intermediate developers who wish to move forward quickly while caring for the quality of their code.
About This Book
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
Table of Contents
GETTING STARTED WITH AN ANGULAR PROJECT
CONTROLLERS AND TEMPLATES
USER INTERACTIONS AND DATA BINDING
LOADING EXTERNAL DATA
What You Will 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
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.
Mathieu Chauvinc is a Managing Director at Red Ape Solutions and has made Angular the company's weapon of choice 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, SQL to NoSQL, Mootools to Angular, 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 degree in Engineering from the German University Karlsruhe and a Master's degree in Engineering from the French ENSAM (Paris). Despite an engineering background, he has always had a passion for knowledge sharing, which has followed him to this day. He regularly conducts corporate or free training on various I.T. topics in his adoptive country of Malaysia.
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