AngularJS: Up and Running
Enhanced Productivity with Structured Web Apps
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Pages: 322

If you want to get started with AngularJS, either as a side project, an additional tool, or for your main work, this practical guide teaches you how to use this meta-framework step-by-step, from the basics to advanced concepts. By the end of the book, you’ll understand how to develop a large, maintainable, and performant application with AngularJS.

Guided by two engineers who worked on AngularJS at Google, you’ll learn the components needed to build data-driven applications, using declarative programming and the Model–view–controller pattern. You’ll also learn how to conduct unit tests on each part of your application.

  • Learn how to use controllers for moving data to and from views
  • Understand when to use AngularJS services instead of controllers
  • Communicate with the server to store, fetch, and update data asynchronously
  • Know when to use AngularJS filters for converting data and values to different formats
  • Implement single-page applications, using ngRoute to select views and navigation
  • Dive into basic and advanced directives for creating reusable components
  • Write an end-to-end test on a live version of your entire application
  • Use best practices, guidelines, and tools throughout the development cycle
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5.0

certainly the best book on angular 1.x

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    Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

    very well written, a lot of good examples, it's a pleasure to read this book

     
    5.0

    Thorough grounding in Angular 1.3+

    By Geronimus

    from Toronto, Canada

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      Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

      This is THE guide to using Angular 1.3-1.x, written by a contributor to the original project, which gives you both the theory and the practical examples needed to understand this extremely useful framework.

       
      3.0

      Basic Intro to Angular

      By Scott G

      from Philadelphia, PA

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      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Too basic

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      Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

      I love O'Reilly books. Most of the technical books I buy are O'Reilly. It's always been by standard "go-to" publisher. This is the first book that was a little disappointing. I would have liked some more concrete examples, covering basic authentication, session states, etc. How do you do these in Angular? None of it was there. It's a good book for someone taking the initial dive, but it quickly became obsolete as I did more.

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      4.0

      Very good book, but could use some more hands-on exercises

      By Fre

      from Belgium

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      Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

      The book is very easy to understand and will teach you everything you need to know to kickstart a basic Angular application.

      However, where there was example code present, I would have liked some more in-depth exercises to really test my knowledge of the subjects. At this point its easy to kid yourself into thinking you understood a subject because you understand the theory.

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      5.0

      Great book

      By Jlamy

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      Great

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      5.0

      Good Book

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        Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

        This is my first book that I used to learn AngularJS and very successful.

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        5.0

        The best AngularJS book I could find

        By Wes68

        from Schaumburg, IL

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          Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

          Sometimes a single book or an article is responsible for a language or technology to "click". In my case this book finally made me understand AngularJS. Examples minimal and to the point. Great writing style.

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          4.0

          Very well written

          By jmac

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          One of the few engineering books I've read cover to cover, this is full of excellent information, and great examples.

           
          5.0

          Very good beginner-to-intermediate guide

          By Josh Schneider

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            Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

            Of all the Angular books I've looked at, this is probably the best, so far. It is very well written, nicely organized, emphasizes writing tests, and gives a good variety of patterns and best practices. It would be great to have a companion that dives deeper into recipes and advanced techniques.

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            5.0

            Spectacular Introduction into AngularJS

            By mtpultz

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              Comments about oreilly AngularJS: Up and Running:

              I began learning AngularJS about 4 months ago, and I found it to have a large learning curve, but through searching and looking at examples (like me) you might think you've got the basic understanding down... you are most likely doing it all wrong!!! You probably are suffering from scope soup, implementation issues with regards to version differences, a complete lack of understanding on how to structure your application, and when to use what. This book is great, it covers the basics (including fixing any unknowns surrounding common JS practices like promises and their chaining), indicates pit falls, provides real world applicable examples, and actually how you should be thinking when you structure and build your web application. Buy this book if you're beginning AngularJS you won't find a better source of concise accurate information distilled into 300 pages anywhere else. This book tops my list of tech books of all time for its readability and the authors ability to present the information you need to succeed using AngularJS ver1.2.

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