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Beginning AngularJS by Andrew Grant

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CHAPTER 2

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The Basics of AngularJS

JavaScript is an important language for web developers—one that is nearly impossible to ignore. It’s a language that was created for the relatively simple purpose of adding basic interactivity to web pages. However, it has risen to mainstream importance, and it is used today to build large and sophisticated web applications.

Why We Need Frameworks

You may develop some appreciation of why frameworks such as AngularJS exist, by considering that JavaScript was not originally created with today’s much more complex requirements in mind. In fact, in many respects, JavaScript was adapted to this purpose because it was ...

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