Angular JS

John-Philip Johansson

Presented at Unibet on 27/2-2015

John-Philp "JP" Johansson

UX Developer @ Avanade

 

Worked with video games, online videos, ecommerce, apps, websites, etc.

 

<3 code

 

Website: johansson.jp

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Disclaimers:

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I'm not dissing jQuery.

I'm just comparing to it.

 

React, Ember, etc are all fine options too.

 

The code is simplified for readability,

don't take it as best practice.

What Angular is

Demos

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Thinking Angular

Getting started

Learn more

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What is Angular?

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I hereby declare AngularJS to be MVW framework - Model-View-Whatever

/ Igor Minar, Angular-team

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Big framework - lot's to learn

 

Not jQuery - different way of thinking

 

Testable - SOC, IOC, TDD, ETC.

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How to think in Angular?

  • Fetch input-element
  • Attach event-listener
  • Update JS-variable on event
  • Fetch output-element
  • Set contents to variable

 

 

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How it used to be (e.g. jQuery)

jQuery

 

        

    $('#myButton').click(function(){

        var firstName = $('#firstName').val();
        var lastName = $('#lastName').val();
        var fullNameTag= $('#fullName');

        var fullName = firstName + ' ' +  lastName;

        fullNameTag.val(fullName);

    };
       

        
        

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(not showing HTML to save space)

  • Set model on input element
  • Set model on output element

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How it can be (e.g. Angular)

jQuery example

"unobtrusive javascript"

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    <input type="date" class="date-input" />
    
    <p class="date-validation"></p>

    $(function () {
        $('.date-input').on('change', function () {
            var date = $(this).val();
            var isValid = // Do validation
    
            $('.date-validation').text(isValid ? 'Yeah!' : 'Nope...');
        });
    });
    <input type="text" ng-model="date">
     
            
    <p ng-show="dateValid">Yeah!</p>
    <p ng-hide="dateValid">Nope...</p>

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Angular example

declarative view


    $scope.date = '';
    $scope.dateValid = function () {
        return // Do validation
    };

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Angular example

testability


    // Controller
    $scope.date = '';
    $scope.dateValid = DateUtils.validate($scope.date);

    // Service
    validate = function (date) {
        return // Do validation
    }

    // Unit-test
    var validDate = '1981-09-22';
    var validation = DateUtils.validate(validDate);
    expect(validation).toBe(true);

    // End-to-end tests
    expect(element(by... you get the point

jQuery + Angular ?

 

Smart move by the ng-team

 

But don't do it

 

(Especially because of 2.0)

(read my article on 2.0)

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How to get started?

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<!-- reference AngularJS -->
<script src="js/vendor/Angular.js"></script>
<!-- ng-app attribute -->
<body ng-app="myAngularApp">

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Easy check to see if it works


    <h1> Hello {{ 1 + 1 }} you</h1>

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Controller


    angular.module('myAngularApp', [])
        .controller('myController', function ($scope) {

            $scope.message = 'This is a message from myController';

        });

    <div ng-controller="myController">

        <!-- This is the domain of myController -->
        <p> {{ message }} </p>
    
    </div>

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$scope

 

"Scope is the glue between application controller and the view."

Two ways to bind to $scope

but prefer "controller as"

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Service

Loose coupling

 

SOC


    angular.module('myAngularApp', [])
        .controller('myController', function ($scope, gameService) {

            $scope.games = gameService.getGames();
            
        });

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"Borde inte någon ha tänkt på detta?"

 

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("Shouldn't someone already thought of this?")

/ Martin, quoting me

Directive

Think web components

 

Reusability

    <my-shared-table></my-shared-table>

(replace Controllers with Directives for 2.0)

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Testing

E2E-test with Protractor

Unit-test with Jasmine/Karma

Mocking with ngMock

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(try my apiMock for fast prototyping)

ng-Animate 

ng-Route

ng-Touch

 

Angular is getting more modular for every version

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DEMO(s)

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Learn more

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Questions?

Thanks!

 

http://johansson.jp

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Y NG?

By John-Philip Johansson

Y NG?

Presentation on Angular. Given at Unibet on 27/2 2015.

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