We’re covering it because most devs ask the question when starting with angularMention a brief intro about each piece:AngularJS: Client side MV* FrameworkExpress & Node: Express is a library on top of Node, allowing us to be more productive, similar to MVC, Rails, Django, etc.Yeoman: An opioninated tool to kick start development and help with repetiive tasks
Mention Object.observe, web components, custom elements, and Mutation observers as part of vNext for the webContains Routing, Two-Way binding, directives, dependency injection & templating, contrast to KO or EmberWorking with lists or objects is natural, it all just works the way you expect it toSupports Mocha, Jasmine, has a built in framework in Testacular, and it’s own mini framework for end to end testing
Minimal and flexible node.js framework, providing a robust set of features for building applications.Has all of the features you need to build a robust APIUsing JS on the server means you don’t have to context switch, interacting with JSON is natural, can use the same utility libraries such as underscore or prototype.
Talk about the benefits of LiveReload, not having to constantly refresh pagesTalk about how it optimizes images, does concatenation, minification, creates an app manifestTalk about scaffolding, how it creates routes, controllers, and accompanies each with unit testsTalk about the future, how they are moving more towards scaffolding, and letting grunt and bower handle the build process and package management
Talk about how the server is run at the same time as the client pieces, allowing for a smooth development workflowTalk about how you can scaffold out server components, such as crud routeshttps://github.com/yeoman/yeoman/tree/express-stack
Filed an issue on the server reload, a potential fix may be in the worksScaffolded server code is not ideal, is overly simplistic and doesn’t provide any structureIn contrast to typical Yeoman form, no unit tests are generated for the serverIs there a better way?
Mention that we’re using EA’s tableu library as a starting pointMention that you can use MongoLab or similar cloud databases as a free option to start out withTalk a bit about Mongoose, how it simplifies interacting with Mongo, and provides optional schema support.Talk about Mocha, how it makes asyncronous testing easy
Angular js full stack development
FULL STACK DEVELOPMEANGULARJSEXPRESS & NODEJSYEOMANAngularJS Atlanta Meetup
ANGULARJS ALIGNS VERY WELL WITH UPCOMING STANDARDS CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR SINGLE PAGE APPS LETS YOU USE STANDARD LIBRARIES IN NATURAL WAYS. IE: UNDERSCORE / PROTOTYPE MAKES UNIT TESTING EASYAngularJS Atlanta Meetup
YEOMAN GREAT WORKFLOW FOR MODERN WEB APPS LIVE RELOAD COMPILES COMPASS & COFFEESCRIPT HANDLES YOUR BUILD PROCESS RAILS LIKE SCAFFOLDINGAngularJS Atlanta Meetup
YEOMAN EXPRESS STACK BRINGS IN SUPPORT FOR FULL STACK DEVELOPMENT FROM WITHIN YEOMAN LETS YOU SCAFFOLD OUT SERVER ROUTES AND OTHER COMPONENTS DEMOAngularJS Atlanta Meetup
YEOMAN EXPRESS ISSUES NO LIVE-RELOAD SUPPORT FOR SERVER CHANGES POOR STRUCTURE OF SERVER CODE NO SERVER UNIT TESTS SCAFFOLDEDAngularJS Atlanta Meetup
ANGULARJS ATL STACK USE NODEMON TO MONITOR FOR CHANGES USE YEOMAN FOR CLIENT, KEEP SAME FOLDER STRUCTURE TO KEEP SCAFFOLDING INTACT PROVIDE MV* STRUCTURE USES MOCHA FOR UNIT TESTING DEMONSTRATES CRUD WITH MONGO & MONGOOSE DEMOAngularJS Atlanta Meetup