Introduction to AngularJS
Why this is called AngularJS
Html has angle brackets i.e.
<,> and ng sound like Angular. That’s why it is called AngularJS
AngularJS markup lives in the DOM.
AngularJS is leverages with Dependency Injection.
Why Angular JS?
There are numerous of reasons to choose AngularJS as you web development framework. Some of them are listed below:
It is based on MVC pattern which helps you to properly organize your web apps or web application.
It extends HTML by attaching directives to your HTML markup with new attributes or tags and expressions in order to define very powerful templates.
It also allows you to create your own directives, crafting reusable components that fill your needs and abstracting away all the DOM manipulation logic.
It encapsulates the behavior of your application in controllers which are instantiated with the help of dependency injection.
It supports services that can be injected into your controllers to use some utility code to fulfill your need. For example it provides $http service to communicate with REST service.
Also, AngularJS is mature community to help you. It has widely support over the internet.
AngularJS Developmet IDE
Here is a small list of popular IDE used for AngularJS development.
Visual Studio 2012/2013 Express or higher
The latest version of AngularJS 1.3 support Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera 15+, IE9+ and mobile browsers (Android, Chrome Mobile, iOS Safari, Opera Mobile).
AngularJS 1.3 has dropped support for IE8 but AngularJS 1.2 will continue to support IE8.
AngularJS has no dependency on jQuery library. But it can be used with jQuery library.
By default AngularJS use jQLite which is the subset of jQuery. If you want to use jQuery then simply load the jQuery library before loading the AngularJS. By doing so, Angular will skip jQLite and will started to use jQuery library.
What do you think?
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