Updated: March 11, 2014
Not only are Angular and associated libraries live in the pages of the book, all server interactions are live as well, backed by a working RESTful API server, just like on a real project.
Every example in the text is linked directly to a GitHub-hosted source file, ready for download.
CoffeeScript fan? Me too. The entire experience is available in a parallel CoffeeScript version.
Once you've been through the full interactive, online version once (or twice), it's helpful to have the same information in a condensed format that you can easily access anywhere, anytime.
Sometimes you just need to see it being done. A few seconds of watching the author generating a new Angular project or running end-to-end tests can save hours of head-scratching.
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Strictly news about the books
March 11, 2014
The first book in the series, Angular Basics, is nearing completion.
And as a showcase for the ScriptyBooks interactive platform, the first book will be FREE.
As the author, I'm absolutely overjoyed about this. It's been a work of love and I want it to reach as many people as possible.
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