Attendees learned everything they need to know to build fully fledged single page applications with AngularJS without having to read through tons of documentation or bother with tutorials. From file structures, controllers and services to complex directives and server communication. Throughout the workshop the attendees learned about controller architecture, built-in services, the different directive implementations and much more.
On the type of questions they got: “there were lots of good technical questions regarding Angular itself. We also had questions if Pascals popular angular-translate library will be ported over to Angular2. And: when do we think Angular2 will be ready. Which we really can’t answer either!” One guy from Amsterdam who attended the Thoughtram Git Master Class in January came over to attend the Angular Master Class!
Rafael Cordones, one of the participants of the workshop (and new to Angular) told us: “I liked the hands-on, no-fluff-just-the-good-stuff approach they had. And they definitely know their stuff!”
On the most interesting thing he learned: “AngularJS directives were definitely difficult to grasp and I still have to get my head around them! Having said that I believe that with this training, I’ve done the very first baby steps into AngularJS-land… it’s now time to roll up my sleeves and start the long way to the top!”
At the Angular meetup later that evening Pascal and Christoph talked about ‘the best Angular yet‘. Christoph: “We’d like to show that Angular 1.3 is the best starting point for new projects at the moment and that 1.x is alive and kicking. We showed some of the recently introduced features, and talked a little bit about upcoming features that will come to the 1.x branch soon.”
The Thoughtram.io-ers think about returning to sektor5 shortly with another Angular workshop. “We got awesome feedback and many asked us if we run other workshops (e.g. on Testing, Animations, Angular2/TypeScript (for the future)) and that they would definitely attend those if we come to Vienna again. Obviously we’d love to do so.” So stay tuned!