If you are reading this post you probably agree with me that AngularJs is pretty awesome. Because it’s so new, there are a number of gaps in the framework. My last post was inspired by filling a gap, and now again, I will present a directive and service I wrote because it doesn’t exist within the framework.
I am working on an application that requires users to upload files. As it’s 2013 and we are living in an asynchronous world, I wanted an intuitive UI where my users can upload files, along with some data and view upload progress. I’ve found a bunch of stuff that wraps jquery implementations, but nothing native, so, I guess I’ll build one.
* Native – no dependency on external frameworks
* Give the parent scope a reasonable API for managing file uploads
As usual, I started “outside-in”, that is, I had an idea of the API I wanted to work with from the parent scope (i.e. the angular module that houses the directive) and then figured out how to build it. The directive is an element that is replaced in the DOM with the appropriate html elements.
Via Jan Hesse