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From Intern to Wintern: Mock up data with Angular Services and JSON

December 15, 2015

If you’re someone who is only just getting their feet wet with AngularJS development, you’ll eventually reach a point where you can’t learn much more without data to manipulate. You’ve probably realized trying to learn Angular while also learning to write an API and a database can be quite a headache. So, how do we…

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Ionic.io: Push and Analytics That Don’t Suck

December 9, 2015

The Ionic framework is a fantastic way to create hybrid mobile apps using Angular. However, a lot of apps today want to receive push notifications and send analytics. Integrating third-party analytics and push services can be a real pain for native apps and even more frustrating for hybrid apps. Let’s take a look at Ionic.io,…

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Test your Angular apps with Protractor

Testing AngularJS Apps with Protractor

August 11, 2015

Do the words “automated” and “tests” make you cringe a little? Creating automated tests for an application isn’t the most glamorous of tasks. Sure, it can be tedious and requires a lot of work initially, but establishing a good workflow for development and testing is important and putting test creation on the back burner is…

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Angular + React Become ReAngular

April 1, 2015

Angular and React developers have revealed this morning that they are planning to merge to create a completely new framework, ReAngular. The feud is finally over! Angular fanboys and React crusaders can now join together into one native-hybrid superpower! The ability to write a native and hybrid app in one fell swoop will cause an…

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Modus Create – Heading to ngConf 2015

February 26, 2015

On the 5th of March ngConf will once again descend upon Salt Lake City, Utah — and this year Modus Create will be in attendance! Modus Create has long been an avid supporter of the Angular community by helping our clients launch several successful Angular projects, as well as training client staff in how to…

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The Magic of AngularJS Two-Way Binding

October 28, 2014

In this post I cover the principle and practice of two-way binding in an AngularJS environment, with an emphasis on “the dot” and live views. An understanding of Javascript is definitely required, as is a basic – but not advanced – understanding of AngularJS. Among AngularJS’s many interesting and useful features, two-way binding is perhaps…

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Three issues with AngularJS

October 9, 2014

AngularJS is all the rage these days, and for good reason. It’s a lightweight and modern way to create Rich Internet (single page) Applications. It is elegant and powerful. If you are considering implementing a WWW site using AngularJS, there are at least three rather huge downsides that you may want to consider. SEO SEO…

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A Direct Dive Into Angular Directives

September 16, 2014

Angular is awesome. Directives, on the other hand, can be a pain in the ass. They seem complex – their place in the application sometimes seems unclear, and using them properly is practically an art form. Fortunately anyone can learn why directives are the beating heart of the Angular framework, and with some instruction and…

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AngularJS: Tricks with angular.extend()

September 11, 2014

AngularJS has this built-in method for doing object to object copies called angular.extend(). It is a very powerful function that has many uses. The documentation can be found here: https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/function/angular.extend Let’s consider a mythical ThingController that looks like this using traditional AngularJS code: app.controller(‘ThingController’, [ ‘$scope’, function($scope) { $scope.thingOne = ‘one’; $scope.thingTwo = ‘two’; $scope.getThings…

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Unit Testing w/ AngularJS

July 16, 2014

Oh how far we’ve come in the web development world. Cross-browser support and performance, once touted as core features, are now table stakes. Meanwhile, automated tests have become pretty much standard in today’s JavaScript-driven applications. So naturally, we are beginning to expect frameworks to optimize around separation of concerns and testability. AngularJS came on the…

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