- Why AngularJS?
- Understanding AngularJS
- An Overview of the AngularJS Life Cycle
- Separation of Responsibilities
- Adding AngularJS to Your Environment
- Bootstrapping AngularJS in an HTML Document
- Using the Global APIs
- Creating a Basic AngularJS Application
- Using jQuery or jQuery Lite in AngularJS Applications
Adding AngularJS to Your Environment
The simplest method of providing the angular.js library is to use the Content Delivery Network (CDN), which provides a URL for downloading the library from a third party. The downside of this method is that you must rely on a third party to serve the library, and if the client cannot connect to that third-party URL, your application will not work. For example, the following <script> tag loads the angular.js library from Google APIs CDN:
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.5/angular.min.js"> </script>
The other method of providing the angular.js library is to download it from the AngularJS website (http://angularjs.org) and use your own web server to serve the file to the client. This method takes more effort and also requires extra bandwidth on your web server; however, it might be a better option if you want more control over how the client obtains the library.