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Instant AngularJS Starter [Kindle Edition]

Dan Menard
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AngularJS is a Javascript framework designed by engineers at Google to help people like you and me build powerful, dynamic web applications with ease. It’s fast, efficient, and highly customizable — perfect for any project.

"AngularJS Starter" is designed to get you ramped up on AngularJS as quickly and efficiently as possible. By the end of this book, you’ll possess all the knowledge you need to make full-featured, real-life applications with AngularJS. The code samples are reusable, and specifically intended to give you a head start on your next project.

This book will transform your curiosity about AngularJS into a set of production-ready AngularJS skills, through a broad overview of the framework and deep dives into its key features.

You’ll start with basic AngularJS syntax, and then jump head-first into a life-sized example of how to build scalable AngularJS applications. With a foundational understanding of AngularJS in place, you’ll learn about its advanced features in depth, one by one, until you’ve mastered them all.

Before you know it, "AngularJS Starter" will have you ramped up on AngularJS and back to building cutting-edge applications for the web, faster and more effectively than ever.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This book is written in an easy-to-read style, with a strong emphasis on real-world, practical examples. Step-by-step explanations are provided for performing important tasks.

Who this book is for

This book is for web developers familiar with Javascript.

It doesn’t cover the history of AngularJS, and it’s not a pitch to convince you that AngularJS is the best framework on the entire web. It’s a guide to help you learn everything you need to know about AngularJS in as few pages and with as many examples as possible.

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About the Author

Dan Menard

Dan Menard is a web developer, originally from Canada and now living in California. He has many years of consulting work under his belt, which has taught him a great deal about ramping up on new technologies and the value of a good framework. He currently works at Netflix on the 10' UI team.

Dan has spoken at a number of conferences, most recently OSCON 2012. He also maintains a blog, and occasionally hangs around Twitter and Google+. If you're in the bay area, you may be able to catch him at the Mountain View AngularJS meet-ups.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 219 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (20 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BJ3TN6O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #360,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After finding the official Angular docs (around Autumn 2013) not particularly friendly for newcomers (though still a decent reference), I wanted a quick, one-stop guide to get me rolling.

I really liked what I found in AngularJS Starter, from the light tone and focused content to the suggested project layout and more -- it all meant I got up to speed a lot more quickly than picking my way through the docs alone.

It's a short book -- when the print version arrived, I was startled by quite how thin it is - but I found every page of content genuinely useful.

In the print version, the sample code layout is fine (re other reviews which say the ebook code layout isn't ideal), though I spotted a couple of instances of typos, but that shouldn't pose a problem unless you're brainlessly just copy-typing what you see in the book -- it's clear what the bugs are.

In short, if you're at a standing start with Angular and want a book as a guide, this is worth picking up.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good content, bad kindle format 19 Aug. 2013
By Fran
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If the kindle format was better this book would be nice, but the code is broken in many ugly lines, white space, with a very big font size, dissapointed for this, and common in this editorial, I bought some "How to", always happen the same
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2.0 out of 5 stars bad book 18 Jun. 2014
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It is really a bad book, poorly written. I suggest you Avoid it if you want to save your time and money...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Download the sample files - errata abound 3 Mar. 2013
By Joshua K. Briley - Published on
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It's still too early to give this book a completely fair review. I just started working through the exercises this morning. In the first few steps I've already found a couple of print errors.

For instance, on page 13:
<script src="controller/ChapterController.js"></script>

...should read
<script src="controller/ChaptersController.js"></script>

On Page 15
<ul class='notes' ng-show=' == >

...should read
<ul class='notes' ng-show=' == selectedChapterId'>

In all fairness, the sample files from the PAKT website seem to have caught the issues. The errata section, however, is still blank.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Full of typos, too basic 5 Mar. 2013
By H. J. Rodriguez - Published on
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All the info this brief book provides (and much more) is available as free tutorials: use Google and Youtube and save yourselves almost $6. As another reviewer pointed out, the code is full of typos and the author doesn't explain the reasons behind most of his decisions and tips. It's a crying shame that at the time of this writing there are no other AngularJS books on Amazon.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good AngularJS introduction for beginners 19 Mar. 2013
By Tomasz Dziurko - Published on
I can suggest "Instant AngularJS Starter" to everyone starting their adventure with AngularJS and also for developers that have some experience with this library. In my opinion it is well structured and allows much easier start that online documentation available on the official site. From the other side, definitely it is not a best choice for those using Angular extensively for a year or so, as I think they won't find anything new inside.
With my experience lasting only a few months, I have found many useful stuff.
On the other hand I was really missing one subject: testing. Definitely this is the area that strongly distinguishes AngularJS from other libraries and frameworks and in my opinion it should be covered in every, even short, book about this library.
But in spite of that, I was really happy to read this book and my knowledge about Angular increased significantly after finishing it. Some thing were new and some were shifted to a correct locations in my head.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying; read blog posts instead 21 Mar. 2013
By D N - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The community has been complaining about poor documentation (and the steep learning curve) of AngularJS for a while, and it seems like this was rushed out to try and get some marketshare before the O'Reilly book comes out in April. Someone else commented that this book was like a few random blog posts (unedited) and thrown together; I would agree. Dan Menard is actually a much better writer than what appears in this book, and you can find higher-quality content (on AngularJS and many other topics) on his personal site.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommend 4 Aug. 2013
By Camilo Lopes - Published on
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Explanation is very good, the author gives details and explain why of things. But the code is very bad. The most of the code is not working because of error in sintaxe. For a google professional it should not happen.So, if you are starting with AngularJS and want to understand how the framework works. It should be a good book for starting. But If you want a book for practice + concepts. It is not recommended, once that the code is not working very well.
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