The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Learn AngularJS Programming Step by Step
Newframeworks have emerged, with great ideas, or better implementation. We are not the kind ofdevelopers to tell you that you should use this tool instead of that one. We just happen to knowsome tools very well, and know what fits the project. AngularJS was one of those tools, allowing usto build well-tested web applications, and to build them fast. We also tried to bend it where it didn’tfit. Don’t blame us, it happens to the best of us.Will Angular be the tool we will use without hesitation in our future projects? It’s hard to say rightnow, because the framework is really young and the ecosystem only just blooming.But Angular has a lot of interesting points, and a vision that few other frameworks have. It has beendesigned for the Web of tomorrow, with ECMAScript 6, Web Components and Mobile in mind.When it was first announced, I was, like many, sad at first that the 2.0 version would not be asimple update (I’m sorry if you’re just learning about it).
But I was also eager to see what solution the talented Google team would come up with.So I started to write this ebook, pretty much after the first commits, reading the design docs,watching the conference videos, reviewing every commit since the beginning. When I wrote myfirst ebook, about AngularJS 1.x, it was already a stable and known beast. This one is very different,it started when Angular was not even clear in the minds of its designers. Because I knew I wouldlearn a lot, not only about Angular but also about the concepts that would shape the future of Webdevelopment, some of which have nothing to do with Angular. And I did. I had to dig a lot aboutsome of these concepts, and I hope that you will enjoy the journey of learning about them, and howthey relate to Angular, as much as I did.
The ambition of this ebook is to evolve with Angular. If it turns out that Angular is the greatframework we hope, you will receive updates with the best practices and some new features asthey emerge (and with fewer typos, because, despite our countless reviews, there are probablysome left...). And I would love to hear back from you - if some chapters aren’t clear enough, if youspot a mistake or if you have a better way for some parts.I’m fairly confident about the code samples, though, as they are all in a real project, with several hundred unit tests. It was the only way to write an ebook with a newborn framework, and to beable to catch all the problems that inevitably arose with each release.Even if you are not convinced by Angular in the end, I’m pretty sure you will have learnt a thing ortwo along your read.