I have a couple important announcements to make. First, as you might have noticed, I'm moving the www.thecodebarbarian.com blog off of Wordpress and onto a static NodeJS-backed website with a homemade static page generator (props to Cesar Devers for the design work). The primary reason is that I want to be able to write my posts in Markdown, because my previous blogging workflow of writing in Google docs and porting to Wordpress led to a lot of frustration and a lot of butchered code formatting. As a positive side effect, all of my posts are now available as Markdown on Github. Each post will also have a friendly link to the Markdown source on Github, so feel free to comment inline on Github or open up a pull request if you find any glaring mistakes in my content.
Secondly, I'm pleased to announce that I've been working on a book on AngularJS with Wiley. The book, Professional AngularJS, is scheduled to be released on March 2, 2015, and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. My co-author Diego Netto and I have been working on AngularJS projects together since before AngularJS was called AngularJS (back in the day, it was called "<angular/>"). We've distilled those years of experience into a remarkable book that I find myself referring back to regularly, even before its release. In the meantime, I'll be putting my new blog to good use and releasing some AngularJS tutorials as a preview of what you can learn from Professional AngularJS. Here are some of my favorite topics that are covered in the book:
- A/B Testing with AngularJS and Keen IO
- An extended version of the 80/20 Guide to AngularJS Directives
- Building out an AngularJS single page app with templates stored on AWS Cloudfront
- Generating REST API endpoints and their corresponding AngularJS services using StrongLoop's LoopBack framework
- E2E testing AngularJS apps on Sauce Labs' Selenium cloud
- Integrating AngularJS with Mongoose's browser-side schema validation component
If any of those topics interest you, you can pre-order on Amazon for a 30% discount. In the meantime, look forward to new AngularJS tutorials coming in January.