Angular Animations API

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The Angular Animations API adds a shallow abstraction layer to the animations offered by CSS. It’s a bit like so many other Angular libraries: it adds enough syntactic sugar to make it useful, but it adds little value to the underlying technology. At least, that was my first impression. During my research for this article, […]

UI Survey 2017: Java vs. JavaScript

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Recently, I’ve seen a number of surveys covering the popularity of Java and Java UI frameworks. Most surveys show that either Spring or Java EE is more popular. However, they don’t answer two important questions: is Java becoming more or less important? Currently, I’m mostly interested in UI frameworks, so the next logical question is: […]

Model-View-Whatever

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These days it’s kind of official: AngularJS implements the Model-View-Whatever paradigm. That’s a nice solution to a series of fruitless discussions about whether AngularJS implements MVVM, MVC or something else. However, one of these days I stumbled upon a couple of slides claiming AngularJS implements the MVC pattern during my research for another article. I […]