A nicer angularjs interop for clojurescript
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A nicer angularjs interop for clojurescript


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[im.chit/gyr "0.3.1"] 


Angular Simplified

As much as I became amazed at the possibilities of angularjs, I was also experiencing alot of pain when developing with javascript. Javascript is not the best language to work with and unless one is serious javascript expert (which I am far from), it was very easy to complect modules within large angular.js applications. Using coffeescript did not solve the problem and in fact, made things worse with its white-space indentation style.

I also found that properly architected angular.js applications had WAY too many files for my liking - as seen in the Year of Moo projects. I wanted to use clojure syntax so that my code was smaller, more readable and easier to handle. Essentially, I believe that great angular apps should be able to be written in one file.

Gyr currently offers:

  • gyr.core - a simple dsl for eliminating boilerplate angular.js
  • gyr.test - testing macros for eliminating more boilerplate test code for services, controllers, directives and filters
  • gyr.filters - undocumented library of clojure-style filters for angular.js
Angular JS
;; purnam.angular

(def.module my.app [])

(def.config my.app [$routeProvider]
  (-> $routeProvider
      (.when "/" (obj :templateUrl "views/main.html"))
      (.otherwise (obj :redirectTo "/"))))

(def.controller my.app.MainCtrl [$scope $http]
  (! $scope.msg "")
  (! $scope.setMessage (fn [msg] (! $scope.msg msg)))
  (! $scope.loginQuery
     (fn [user pass]
       (let [q (obj :user user
                    :pass pass)]
         (-> $http
             (.post "/login" q)
             (.success (fn [res]
                         (if (= res "true")
                           (! $scope.loginSuccess true)
                           (! $scope.loginSuccess false))))
             (.error (fn [] (js/console.log "error!!")))))))
AngularJS Testing
;; purnam.test.angular

 {:doc "A sample controller for testing purposes"
  :module my.app
  :controller MainCtrl}

 (it "should be able to change the message within the $scope"
  (is $scope.msg "Hello") 
  (do ($scope.setMessage "World!")
      (is $scope.msg "World!"))

  (do ($scope.setMessage "Angular Rocks!")
      (is $scope.msg "Angular Rocks!"))))


Copyright © 2014 Chris Zheng

Distributed under the The MIT License.