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Linkdump for August 4th

by Rob Friesel
  • Outstanding post by Jason Dobry about using AngularJS to do non-trivial UIs and about some of the latent challenges that you'll encounter when doing so. He's got quite a few interesting things to say, in particular about the common misperception that $scope is the model, some points about how to organize your files, and about integrating Angular with other libraries. It's one of the best posts I've encountered on Angular so far, and he does an excellent job explaining some of the more ambiguous things.

    Also: the accompanying slide deck is pretty good, too.

  • John Tierney, writing for NYTimes.com. Spoiler alert: Yes.
  • Long-ish expository post in the ng-newsletter about creating and working with Angular directives. Directives are a really powerful part of Angular but can be a bit daunting to newcomers ("Scopes? Restrictions? Linking functions!?") but do yourself a favor: have the patience to learn the fundamentals of directives. That will pay dividends.
  • Alex Maccaw's take on how how yield is going to bring a whole lot of sanity to Node.js applications. And I couldn't agree more. And if you keep hearing about yield it's for good reason. It's awesome. Start looking at it now so that you're ready when it's widely available. It's going to be The Best Thing.
  • Matt Zoller Seitz, writing at Vulture.com about a head-to-head competition of the two greatest (!?) shows of the early 21st century. I am speaking (of course) about The Wire vs. The Sopranos. And of course, The Wire wins.

    Also: to answer his question ("What are yours [favorite seasons]?") it goes: – The Wire: 4, 1, 3, 2, 5 – The Sopranos: 1, 2, 3 … could not finish

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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