Advanced JS Workshop – Coding Session, describing most opinionated technologies in JS world. https://github.com/albertstepanyan/advancedjs
How Everything started ?
Well, Imagine 1995, Era of Cyberpunk, Sci fi. Era of slow internet and Crazy ideas
The language was completely different from what developers were used to see before. No Compiler. No interpreter. Everything was handled by browser Rendering engine. Revolution.
But Still question WHY ???
By that time Web was just starting to grow, Internet Connections were slow. Webpage was just a bunch of HTML elements somehow served from Servers. User experience was…….
So Great Idea isn’t it ?
Imagine you have to wait minutes when your registration form on your favorite dating website is submitted, then page reloads you get excited cause the world will finally see your profile, but finally you get a feedback from Server :
Your Nickname “Super Sexy” is already in use OOPS !
The so called DHTML, started validating dozens of forms on the websites helping users and developers, create more dynamic websites, and with the IE6 the world changed when AJAX came through and the light was seen. But this session is not about JS history as after some time, developers from more strict languages started to underestimate the language, because of its scripting nature and browser quirks.
But as we know Good always wins the Evil and after some time People like John Resig (jQuery), started creating open source libraries to make a beauty from the beast.
Called a cavalry for help, and the world changed forever !
Server Side: Rhino
Desktop : Windows 8, chrome OS, extensionsMobile: Phonegap, Appcelerator, Sencha Gaming: Canvas, WebGlProtocols: HTML5 Websockets
Nowadays, using these latest technologies you can create Amazing Applications that will rock in Browser, on your lovely IPHONE and on your favorite Gaming desktop. So The time has come, And Revolution is Coming Mr. Wayne.
What does that mean, It means Buckle your seat belt Dorothy, cause Cansas is going Bye bye:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-JJuHpfN5g
Lets Start with installing the Node JS.Go to http://nodejs.org/And download Executables for your OS.
The time for bower has come: go to http://bower.io/Bower is a package manager for the web, so get it ?npm install –g bower
AngularJS install with yeoman by typing in cli npm install –g generator angular: http://angularjs.org/
Why AngularJS ?
1. Very Opinionated2. Average (not easy) Learning Curve3. MVC design pattern4. Powerful Binding system5. HTML serves as a view6. Data models are Standard JS objects7. Prototype based Dom Abstraction Layer8. Write Less Code (for lazy people like me)
Ok, so What is the magic beyond this ?Have you ever asked you a question how all these works ?
I guess no explanation in documentation, tutorials are not exact, cause you will not need this in everyday life. But if you wanna really find how deep the rabbit hole is, you should learn your best friends are $compile, $parse, $apply, $watch and $digest.This is really where the magic happens !!