From Angular to Vue

Agenda

  1. Goals
  2. Getting to know me
  3. Getting to know you (as a group)
  4. Overview of similarities and differences
  5. Refactoring Angular to Vue components
  6. Play time and resources
  7. 5 hours of office hours

Questions any time!

Goals

  • Get a small taste of Vue and the learning curve ahead
  • Gain resources to help you learn more
  • Gather feedback for future trainings

Hi! I'm Chris

Getting to know you

  • Node Package Manager (NPM)?
  • Babel or another transpiler to write ES2015 (ES6) code?
  • TypeScript?
  • Webpack?
    • If NOT Webpack, another module system?
  • Angular 1.5's components?

How many teams have used...

The OverVue

Philosophy

Both are easy to get started

<div id="app">
  <input v-model="greeting">
  <p>{{ greeting }}</p>
</div>

<script src="https://unpkg.com/vue"></script>
<script>
new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  data: {
    greeting: 'Hello world!'
  }
})
<script>

Both offer officially supported companion libraries

Most notably...

  • Routing (vue-router)
  • State management (vuex)
  • Project setup (vue-cli)

But Vue has a smaller focus

Built-in...

  • Ajax? 🚫
  • Utility functions? 🚫
  • Form validation? 🚫

 

And Vue has clearer communication channels

Props

Events

Features

Both have templates

<h1>Hi, {{ name }}</h1>

ng-if

ng-show

ng-repeat

ng-model

v-if

v-show

v-for

v-model

And many similar directives

Both add behavior with custom elements and attributes

But Vue doesn't use classes or comments...

<!-- Is this for CSS? -->
<div class="my-angular-directive"></div>

<!-- This comment affects the rendered code?! -->
<!-- directive: my-angular-directive -->

Both have filters

But Vue doesn't build them in...

...and many apps never use them.

Instead, use utility libraries like:

  • lodash / underscore
  • date-fns / moment.js
  • accounting.js

Both have watchers

But Vue won't break with too many 🙂

Babysit     vs     Notify

Vue is 99% components

They combine all the concerns of:

  • Modules

  • Controllers

  • Directives

Vue's v-bind is different

ng-bind is unrelated

  • ng-bind === v-text
  • ng-bind-html === v-html
<input v-bind:placeholder="placeholderInstructions">

v-bind is for attribute binding

<p v-bind:class="{ 'has-error': error }">
  ...
</p>

Vue's v-on simplifies events

<input
  v-on:input="doSomething"
  v-on:change="doSomething"
  v-on:click="doSomething"
>
<input
  v-on:auxclick="doSomething"
  v-on:contextmenu="doSomething"
  v-on:syntaxerror="doSomething"
>

One event directive to rule them all

Vue's custom directives have a narrower use case

Just for abstracting low-level DOM manipulation

Vue.directive('focus', {
  // When the bound element is 
  // inserted into the DOM...
  inserted: function (el) {
    // Focus the element
    el.focus()
  }
})
<input v-focus>

Vue doesn't use dependency injection

export default {
  // ... my component code ...
}
import MyComponent from './my-component.vue'

A module system is recommended for large applications

Vue has no built-in form validations

I recommend either:

  • vuelidate
  • vee-validate

Translating concepts

Let's get out of these slides and into an editor!

Resources for further learning

Angular to Vue

By Chris Fritz

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