Yesterday evening I attended the first session of a two-part workshop about AngularJS. The session was organized by InfoSupport as part of the so-called University Sessions for members of the Dutch Java user group NLJUG.
The evening was very well organized starting of with catered Indonesian food. Next, Teun Hakvoort gave a quick introduction of AngularJS. This overview was followed by a QA session hosted by Peter Hendriks with Brad Green (@bradlygreen), the AngularJS lead from Google, live from California. After the break it was time for some hands-on exercises, which proved a little bit too much time consuming. So I’ll have to finish the remainder at home 😉
So, what is AngularJS?
My (preliminary) conclusion
If the drawbacks mentioned above are not an issue, and you don’t mind or can overcome possible performance issues on especially older mobile devices, then AngularJS could be a nice framework to look into. It could in particular be a nice fit if you want to offload costly CPU processing from your cloud platform to your client’s CPU.
On April 16th the University session will be continued at InfoSupport. With topics like (unit) testing, continuous integration, AngularJS in an Enterprise Setting, I can’t wait till then.