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Things I Wish I Were Told About Angular.js (ruoyusun.com)
24 points by insraq on May 26, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments

This is and will continue to be a challenge for the AngularJS team. While comprehensive, their documentation for complex things like directives seems more contributor-oriented than user-oriented.

Fortunately, the users on the Google group are very active and people like John Lindquist[1] are putting out insightful and approachable tutorials.

I think that one of the major issues faced by AngularJS from an adoption standpoint is that people see the simple examples on the front page and assume that, while powerful, it is best suited for toy apps. I'm not sure how to address this, but I've seen the perception repeated over and over by potential users who have done a 'surface check' and have then based their conclusion on an incomplete picture.

[1]: http://egghead.io

I agree with all the points made in this, and it reflects my experiences with building an angularJS app. However, I left with a very positive view of angular, technologies should have a learning curve (rather than a learning wall) and angular is my favorite SPA framework for this reason.

I wish I had known about ui-router before I wasted days trying to hack together nested views /w deep urls:


If you know are are comfortable using backbone, was or is there any specific reason why you chose angular instead?

TBH, when I started the project, I choose Angular because I want to learn and use it. Now that I have been using it for a while, I can justify why I want to switch to Angular from Backbone. Backbone is small and only provide a "structure" to JS App. You need a lot boilerplate code. While Angular is "full-stack" and eliminate almost all boilerplate.

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