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How to create (singleton) AngularJS services in 4 different ways

Published on by Emil

Next to creating controllers and directives, AngularJS also supports “singleton” services. Services, like on the server-side, offer a great way for separating logic from your controllers. In AngularJS anything that’s either a primitive type, function or object can be a service. Although the concept of service is quite straight forward, the declaration of them in AngularJS isn’t:

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JavaScript: console logging (with IE safety)

Published on by Richard

Every once in a while I work on a site which has some or copious amounts of javascript. Now I do not mind this at all. But it’s pretty tedious stuff writing the code and putting in loggers. And when you’re working on something and you have to test it on IE. Well let’s just say the console may cause some problems. But rather then removing all the logging i’ve found there’s an easy solution.

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Javascript, keeping it clear

Published on by Richard

Note that this blog is in no way written as a “best practice” or “do it this way” kind of blog. I am not, nor do I aspire to be, the worlds greatest javascript programmer. I do however like my code clear and structured. Now lately some colleagues have asked me how I write my code and that in turn prompted this blog. In short the best way to keep your Javascript clear is using namespaces.

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Adding custom HTML attributes to your AngularJS web app

Published on by Emil

AngularJS is an excellent JavaScript web framework offering so-called “directives” to ‘teach’ HTML some new tricks. Examples of built-in AngularJS directives are:

  • “ngView”: defines the placeholder for rending views
  • “ngModel”: binds scope properties to “input”, “select” and “text” elements
  • “ngShow” / “ngDisabled”: for showing or disabling an element based on the result of an expressions
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AngularJS made me stop hiding from JavaScript

Published on by Emil

Like most Java developers I used to have a serious aversion to JavaScript. I was quite happy to delegate any ‘scripting’ stuff to fellow developers. At my current project, we initially decided to use the Vaadin web framework. It seemed the perfect choice for creating Rich Internet Application (RIA) user-interfaces without writing a single line of JavaScript. However what originally seemed to be a sensible choice, turned out to be a dead-end:

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