Nolan Erck talks about “ColdFusion and Angular (Modern Development Strategies)” in this episode of the CF Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light.
- Show notes
- What is Angular
- Why use it
- Angular 1 (aka AngularJS) vs Angular 2 (currently versions 5/6/7)
- Node.js on laptop to build Angular 2 apps
- Backend APIs
- Why CF and Angular
- Angular and CF Security
- Design patterns for Angular
- Dependency Injection
- The API Manager
- Why are you proud to use CF?
- WWIT to make CF more alive this year?
- What did you enjoy at CFCamp?
- Mentioned in this episode
- Listen to the Audio
- Interview transcript
What is Angular
- Competitors: React, Vue.JS, jQuery
Why use it
Angular 1 (aka AngularJS) vs Angular 2 (currently versions 5/6/7)
- Version 1 easy to get started and is still used
- Version 2+ requires Node.Js on your laptop
- Typed language – compile time checking of variables etc
- Book “Angular 7, Bootstrap, and ColdFusion” by Jeffry Houser
Node.js on laptop to build Angular 2 apps
Why CF and Angular
- Perfect match
- CF versions 11+ have REST support
- ColdBox REST
- Direct CFC function calling return format = JSON
- Some biz logic and validation can be in Angular
Angular and CF Security
- Handshake login token or cookie
- Validation in CF code too
Design patterns for Angular
- Taffy (esp for legacy code)
- List of libraries in an array at front of code
The API Manager
Why are you proud to use CF?
WWIT to make CF more alive this year?
What did you enjoy at CFCamp?
Mentioned in this episode
- Angular 1
- Angular 2+
- Book – Learn With: Angular 7, Bootstrap, and ColdFusion: Enterprise Application Development with Angular 7 and ColdFusion Kindle Edition
by Jeffry Houser
- REST assured book by Adam Tuttle
- MVVM = Model-View-ViewModel
- MVC = Model View Controller
- The CF API Manager
Listen to the Audio
Nolan Erck has been developing software for 21 years. Starting in the video game industry working on titles for Maxis and LucasArts, then advancing to web development in 1999, his list of credits includes Grim Fandango, StarWars Rogue Squadron, SimPark, SimSafari as well as high-traffic websites for a variety of clients.
Nolan manages the SacInteractive User Group, teaches classes on aspects of software development, and regularly gives presentations at conferences and user groups across the country.
When he's not consulting or talking about himself in the third person, Nolan can usually be found working on one of several music projects.
Michaela Light: 00:01 Hey, welcome back to the show. I'm here with Noland up and we're gonna be talking about cold fusion and angular and we're gonna look at why you might want to use those both together and we'll also start off just with a refresher of what angular is and the difference between this differences between angular one and angular two and also talk a bit about coldfusion Api. So welcome Nolan.
Nolan Erck: 00:24 Thank you. Thanks for having me.
Michaela Light: 00:27 Yeah, good to see you too. And if you don't know Nolan, he is a chief coldfusion guru at uh, south of Shasta productions and he's been doing programming for more than 20 years and started off doing game programming, but now he's been doing coldfusion and other web development for quite a while and he just came back from Germany where he was speaking at cf camp on cold fusion Anangula I did. So I think we should just start off for folks who don't know. Angular is um, you know what Miller.
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