If you want to find out more about Angular then look at some of the myriad of great resources around the web.
Front end / Back end
The ExtLib REST services and the Domino Data Services are written in Java and when we are talking about a world where there are no XPages controls Java is the right way to go. Even if you don’t need full CRUD REST, you need a data source and that’s Domino data serviced by Java. There is of course no reason why you can’t create and pump out data in SSJS, but there is also no compelling reason to do so either.
In the following article series I am going to demonstrate how many of the techniques we use in XPages have analogies in the Angular.js world.
I know there are a number of people already using these techniques with Domino acting primarily as a data stores: Mark Barton, Karsten Lehman, Richard Moy and others. Unfortunately there is very little discussion and/or resource information for the community. I and others are looking to help ease that.
A new Paradigm
What using Angular.js (or Backbone.js or Ember.js or other JS frameworks) really does is change the paradigm of “Domino” development to be potentially much more in line with modern Rails, MEAN stack, and dare I say BlueMix development.
In time I hope to be able to discuss *how* Angular or *why* Angular but before then I just want to learn more about it, demonstrate the possibilities and broaden the discussion.
More to come soon 🙂