Angular-Gem - Just AngularJS
This project lets you use AngularJS with the Rails 3.x asset pipeline. It was forked from the angular-rails gem, since the project seems to have been abandoned and there's been a need to keep angularjs up to date within our own internal projects. The version number will by default track the unstable branch, although there are plans to always have both the latest stable and unstable versions available. Looking inside the vendor folder should give you an idea of what's available.
Add the gem to your application Gemfile:
bundle install. To bootstrap things, run:
rails g angular:install
- By default, this gem will include the latest stable version of angular with
//require angularin your application. file.
- You can switch to using the latest unstable version by pointing to
- You can also force specific versions to be loaded with
//require <VERSION>/angular-<VERSION>, assuming the source files exist somewhere in the gem.
- Internationalization (i18n) files are bundled in starting from gem version 1.1.5. You will need to specify the version of the gem you are using currently in your paths though, like so:
Layout and namespacing
rails g angular:install will create the following directory structure under
controllers/ filters/ services/ widgets/
It will also generate a
templates/ directory under app assets, where view templates can be stored. This lets you use haml, etc. for your angular views.
It will also add to the application.js file the appropriate requires.
So far we have a controller generator which generates a controller file if you rum
rails g angular:controller MODELNAME
This file is empty except for the class declaration, but I will be adding some RESTful controller functionality shortly.