Create-On-Update Pattern for AngularJS Applications

This is a suggestion for how to design the JSON/REST protocol between the Angular application and the server, to handle creation of items easily and conveniently.  Use a special ID value to indicate that the object does not exist on the server, and update like normal.  The server detects this and creates it on demand. Continue reading


Reflecting State in the URL – Angular JS Tip

In the last post I outline a method for parsing parameters to a page, but as people work on the page, they can sometimes modify the parameters. Consider a page that accepts a query value as a parameter, but also allows the user to modify the query value. If you update the page’s address, then bookmarks by the user will always bring them back to the same place/mode. Continue reading