My first AngularJS web app, part 3

In my last installment, I rounded out the architecture of the Minecraft Free News web app I created for my son. Now let's talk about the server-side implementation. I host through AWS and serve via an EC2 instance with a typical LAMP stack installation. However, for this particular project, the…

My first AngularJS web app, part 2

Picking up from my previous installment, I created my web app layout and styling using Bootstrap, heavily customized so it doesn't look like the standard Bootstrap-built site. Now it's time to start hanging the meat on the bones by integrating AngularJS and JavaScript. Note that in this and subsequent blog…

My first AngularJS web app, part 1

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I spent the past three months traversing the ecosystem of JavaScript and Node, attempting to learn the language that once mystified me. Along my journey I discovered various MVC frameworks designed to streamline web app development, and I gravitated to AngularJS. As…

Using Harp for Web Development

While meandering around the web and perusing for JavaScript and AngularJS guides and tutorials, I stumbled upon a brilliant tool that has served as my local development web server and more. It's called Harp, and per the instructions on its webpage, it's installed through npm. Harp describes itself as a…

Learning JavaScript

I've been developing websites for fun and profit over the past ten years, and like many others was self-taught. Over time I picked up HTML & CSS, PHP, MySQL, cloud server setup and administration, and even became an expert in Drupal CMS. Last year I learned and fell in love…