Closure Library / Closure Compiler + AngularJS
Nov 26, 2011 3:29 AM
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Angular and AngularJS discussion
Just saw the GTAC Angular presentation and have spent the last hour going through the web site. I really like what I see, this resonates with me much more that Knockout or Backbone. However...
I have a huge code base (read: investment) in the Google Closure Tools. Has anyone tried to mix the 2? I mean I can see several obvious pain points:
My soy templates would need to be converted (over time of course) to angular templates (which are nicer, so in the long run this hopefully will be worthwhile).
There will be a lot of exporting as the angular templates use strings to reference constructor/property/method names (which the closure compiler will of course try to rename).
There will be the pain of creating the angular externs file, however this is no big deal.
2 event models, should be ok no? I guess eventually you dont use the closure events any more right? Just let the Angular events + data binding take care of all that stuff.
I really like the closure testing libs (Especially all the mocking libs). Closure testing tools are built on top of JSUnit, I assume testing frameworks are pluggable? Or am I stuck with Jasmine
I see that angular.service takes a string. How would this work when the compiler renames things?
Are namespaces supported, I mean in the tutorial I saw all constructors lived in global namespace, can I have things like:
Has anyone tried this? Is it doable? Am I setting myself up for disappointment and/or pain?
Thanks all, and great project!