12/04/2014

The Synchronous in Angular Asynchronous Module Loading

Recently at the office, we have been removing Require.js from our base architecture and going as much Angular native as possible. This has been an extremely interesting exercise. One issue that become apparent immediately was code organization. Most code was loading as the callback function to a Require define block. With the define block gone, the scope suddenly went global and code that had been lumped together for Require callbacks no longer needed to cohabitate. The new challenge was how to organize code and keep global scope clean.

11/11/2014

Angular: Creating attributes in HTML Elements

Angular gives the HTML page a lot more power to build its own destiny. We can embed view only concerns directly into the HTML. This helps separate the business logic from the the display logic. Of course this has positive and negative implications. One positive I found this week was the ability to create HTML Element attributes dynamically with no JavaScript.

9/26/2014

Building an Angular List: Using ng-repeat

There are many things about Angular that make it an excellent framework to use, and one of my favorites is the way it's data binding simplifies the implementation of UI elements. One of the most useful elements, in my opinion, is the ng-repeat. Ng-repeat makes creating lists so simple that you will want to use them all the time.

9/03/2014

The jQuery Radio: Custom Triggers For a Pub/Sub Model

I like jQuery. It's the first library I used that gave me the "JavaScript is Awesome" tingle. Putting aside the many arguments for and against, jQuery is still used all around the web. When building from scratch we may choose more modern frameworks. However, building from scratch is a fine luxury and the exception to the norm. Many JavaScript programmers, if not most, spend their time improving existing sites and adding additional functionality. The result is that many of us still use jQuery on a daily basis. jQuery is also a great library for JavaScript beginners to get started with. So this post will visit one of jQuery's neatest features, "trigger".