AngularJS + REST Made Simple: Connecting AngularJS to a Backend with REST & JSON

**Please note, a new guest badging system was put in place last Nov, if you are not aware of that, please be sure to read below for how this may affect you**


We have an exciting talk coming on 3/11!

AngularJS + REST Made Simple: Connecting AngularJS to a Backend with REST & JSON 
Speaker: Ben Busse, technology evangelist at dreamfactory 

Angular provides several convenient ways to interact with backend data using REST and JSON. This talk will explain an easy way to auto-generate REST APIs and wire up Angular to data sources like SQL, NoSQL, remote file storage, and external web services using an open source REST platform called DreamFactory.

This session will introduce DreamFactory’s REST API console, demonstrate a simple Angular app using CORS and REST calls for user creation, authentication, database CRUD, and external web services. Lastly, we’ll briefly cover API test cases and mobile app deployment with Yeoman, DreamFactory, and PhoneGap.


Can't attend in person?  Couple alternatives below:

• Attend the Mon Mar 10 session in SF at Lithium,

• Watch the livestream (Tue 3/11, starting 6:30p PT) at The video will also be available within a week afterward.

6pm - Door opens, Food, Drinks and Socializing
6:30 - Angular team announcements
6:35 - Angular + REST Made Simple: Connecting Angular to a Backend with REST & JSON (Ben Busse)
7:15 - Lightning talks (~5 min ea)
7:30pm - Q&A, office hours and socializing (Ben and the AngularJS team)
8:15pm - The End & Bus to Mountain View Caltrain leaves

***New Guest Badging System***

The Google Guest badging system has changed.

We recommended pre-printed badges.  To get a pre-printed badge, please complete the following steps by 12p on Friday 3/7 to ensure one gets created for you:

2)Please provide a full first name and last name (if your profile doesn't publicly show that, you can send us a message with that information)

If a pre-printed badge is not available for you when you arrive, you may create one on-demand, but due to the logistics of this process, please note there may be a long wait and this option will only be available until 6:15pm.  

Getting to the meetup by public transit (from Caltrain)


Look for the Shoreline Shuttle stop (2nd bus shelter in outer circle, near entrance <--use "Satellite" view to see best). You'll be riding in the reverse direction from most commuters, but the shuttle itself goes in a loop. Take the shuttle to stop #7 (Google) and get off at the corner of Charleston and Huff. You'll be a 2 minute walk from the meetup.

Please note, the Caltrain area can be confusing due to all the different shuttles doing dropoff/pickups.  Couple tips:

• Please look for a white shuttle van that looks similar to the one pictured here.

• Shuttle will have a small sign that reads, "Shoreline Caltrain" or "MTV Caltrain"

The relevant stop times are below.  Note that due to traffic, the buses do not always run according to this schedule.  If a bus arrives early, it will wait until the shuttle time to depart, but if it is running late, it will only make a quick stop, so please keep an eye out.

Leaving MTV Caltrain (note, pickup times are approximate)

6:07pm <--note, this arrives to Bldg 46 at approx 6:37p (after the first talk starts - please only take this if you have completed the steps above to get a pre-printed badge, otherwise the on-demand badge service will unfortunately no longer be available)

We'll have a shiny Google bus do a single run (about 8:15pm) to get everyone back to Caltrain in time to catch the 8:49pm Northbound train. The bus will leave from B46, right outside where the meetup is held.

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  • Thien P.

    Hello I'm trying to see if anyone would be interested in setting up some sort of informal Angular study group. Something similar to the informal android group :

    I went to it and really liked the format. I'm probably intermediate level so would be great to get some experts involved.

    March 24, 2014

    • Alex B.

      That sound pretty good, i'm just starting to learn angular and have been looking for a study group ...

      March 24, 2014

  • Roman S.

    Very useful info, I'm going to try to hack with DreamFactory

    March 20, 2014

  • shamita p.

    Great Job! Thanks for the information.

    March 14, 2014

  • Christina H.

    Video & slide information from yesterday's meetup:
    video -
    Ben's slides -
    James' slides -
    Misko's slides - and

    Will post Brad's soon :)

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Eric M.

    Thanks for the meetup guys, it was helpful. @James: Are the slides or your code snippets shared somewhere? I'd like to look at how you instrumented the perf benchmarks, and how you tied them into rAF.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Alex B.

    Very informative, thank you!

    March 11, 2014

  • Christina H.

    Hi everyone, we're having technical difficulties with the livestream, apologies - we will be delaying it approx 5-15 min and if we're unable to fix it after that time we will unfortunately not be able to offer it.

    March 11, 2014

    • Christina H.

      Hi everyone, quick update that we were unfortunately not able to solve the issues we encountered in time. thank you so much for your patience - we will still try to record it and if it's possible we'll post a video.

      March 11, 2014

    • Shlomi A.

      I hope you guys will make it! :)

      1 · March 11, 2014

  • Rajiv G.

    If it is not possible to live stream, Is it possible to record it and make it available?

    March 11, 2014

  • Albert C.

    Rookie web developer

    March 11, 2014

  • Chandan B.

    Will stream.

    March 11, 2014

  • Shashank

    Ditto - will catch it online

    March 11, 2014

  • WIL P.

    missed my bus. just declined my rsvp. hope someone can take my place

    March 11, 2014

    • Tuan

      I will take it. Thanks Wil

      March 11, 2014

  • Ann M.

    I am going to catch the live stream

    March 11, 2014

  • santhosh

    Will be there

    March 11, 2014

  • Barath S.

    Like to know more about Angular features and guidelines.

    March 11, 2014

  • Barath S.

    Like to know more about Angular features and guidelines.

    March 11, 2014

  • Barath S.

    Like to know more about Angular features and guidelines.

    March 11, 2014

  • Damian M.

    Can't go. Here's an open ticket back to the community.

    March 11, 2014

  • Ray S.

    Hi, any recommendations on parking?

    March 10, 2014

  • Pat D.

    Expert Geocities Webmaster.

    March 7, 2014

  • Damian M.

    In the last Meetup some people had a hard time keeping up. Can we have some of the code ready somewhere for easy copy & paste for anyone that gets stuck half way because of a typo?
    It's great to do it all. But when it's "RouteProvider" and not "RouterProvider" and you don't notice until the presenter is four slides down the road it's a little sily ;-)

    1 · March 7, 2014

    • Christina H.

      Hi Damian, this presentation will be a talk rather than a hands on workshop format, thanks!

      March 7, 2014

  • Manickya

    Exited to learn !!

    March 6, 2014

  • Alexey D.

    One of most important thing in Angular

    March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 5, 2014

  • Barath S.

    Like to know more about Angular features and guidelines.

    March 5, 2014

  • Sandeep K.

    I am all excited for my first angularjs and dreamfactory meetup..!

    March 1, 2014

  • Ujjwal

    Java and groovy developer interested in Angular

    February 28, 2014

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