Angular JS, from a new angle

Our August meeting will be an Angular JS reprise. Our member Kate Hamilton, who is a front-end developer at Hoover's, will give a general overview of Angular JS and some of the most useful, basic moving parts. We'll also do some hands-on exercise, like a quick little search/filter form and view-switching, so bring your laptops.

As you may remember, we had a presentation on Angular JS by Justin Lowery in May. In his talk he compared Angular against other Javascript frameworks, and presented some criteria for picking the right Javascript framework for your needs. If somebody wants to refresh their memory of Justin's presentation, I (the organizer) wrote a blog post about it here: http://sfragments.blogspot.com/2013/06/making-sense-of-criteria-for-making.html . It was a very high-level overview talk. This talk by Kate Hamilton will hopefully focus more on mechanics of Angular JS.

After the presentation I expect there will be time to socialize and work on our own projects, as usual.

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Note: BuildASign door locks automatically after 7:30 pm. If you come after that time, please text or call the organizer (Elze) at[masked], and one of us will come to the door and let you in.

Another note: we meet twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. The 4th Wednesday meetup is at Capital Factory, and is hosted by Garann Means, the founder of All Girl Hack Night. It is NOT organized via meetup.com. Instead, notifications about upcoming 4th Wednesday meetings are posted on this website:

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  • Elze H

    Kate demonstrated the specifics of Angular JS from a developer's standpoint, as opposed to very high level overview we got 3 months ago from Justin Lowery. She showed us how the model-view-controller structure of Angular JS makes it easy to write web applications where presentation is separated from content and business logic. She also pointed out how Angular JS differs from JQuery, and in which situations JQuery may be a better fit for your web application.

    August 17, 2013

  • Annabel

    A good series of articles on "doing it right" with Angular:

    blog.artlogic.com/2013/05/02/ive-been-doing-it-wrong-part-1-of-3/

    blog.artlogic.com/2013/05/06/angularjs-best-practices-ive-been-doing-it-wrong-part-2-of-3/

    blog.artlogic.com/2013/05/08/angularjs-best-practices-ive-been-doing-it-wrong-part-3-of-3/

    August 15, 2013

  • Kacie H.

    Thanks for the presentation, it was really awesome

    August 14, 2013

  • Kl H.

    Here are the links I posted at the end, for some solid basic intro stuff on angularjs: David Mosher's intro:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ILQOFAgaXE
    pt 2, more advanced:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqAyiqUs93c

    short videos that focus on specific features/actions/components:
    egghead.io

    if you prefer your tutorials in written form:
    http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/building-a-web-app-from-scratch-in-angularjs/

    if you're coming from jquery & having trouble wrapping your head around angularjs:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14994391/how-do-i-think-in-angularjs-if-i-have-a-jquery-background

    Good luck, and I'll probably be at one of the future women-who-code (or coffee-and-code) meetups if you want to bring your own explorations into angular and chat further. :)

    2 · August 14, 2013

  • ifSimiWasSocial

    Thanks Kate for the prez and trying to get Skype to work for me. From an audio-only perspective, it was a great talk that clarified the structure and internal flow of Angular. I'm sure if the video kicked in and I got to see your demos & code, I'd probably have a better idea on implementation. Thanks again for doing all the hard decoding so the rest of us could get the functional translated version.

    August 14, 2013

    • Kl H.

      Sorry about that -- it's an inherited work-computer so it's got some whacked stuff I still haven't figured out. Eventually I'll either do a clean reinstall or just drop-kick it out the window. We should get together & I'll retrace my steps to show you what you missed! :)

      August 14, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hey Everyone,
    I won't be able to make it tonight due to a last minute project, but Ill definitely be there next time!

    August 14, 2013

  • Kacie H.

    Will there be food?

    August 14, 2013

  • ifSimiWasSocial

    Hey Elze/Kate, I can't make tonight but would love to hear/see the presentation. Can you guys Google Video Chat me? Kate, if your laptop has a microphone, Google Video Chat will let you share you screen with me to see slides and I can hear via the laptop mic. Let me know! Thanks!

    August 14, 2013

    • ifSimiWasSocial

      Thanks much! Setting up skype now in any case.

      August 14, 2013

    • ifSimiWasSocial

      ifsimi.skyped is my user

      August 14, 2013

  • Kacie H.

    Is anyone coming from San Antonio?

    August 14, 2013

  • Kat T.

    Can I carpool with anyone to this? I live in Tech Ridge near Dell. Thanks!

    August 13, 2013

    • Kl H.

      I live by Walnut Creek just on the other side of 1-35 from you. Email me directly w/your # & I'll give you a holler tomorrow & get directions.

      August 13, 2013

  • Kacie H.

    I am really going to try and make it this time, I am in San Antonio and life always get in the way, I am highly interested in Angular though, we are about to build a new system in it.

    August 4, 2013

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