Wait, what am I meant to be doing again?

Publisher: TJ Fogarty

Modified: 2018-03-13

I’m not pri­mar­i­ly a JavaScript Devel­op­er — I’m more used to Front-end Devel­op­ment and the tool­ing scene that has grown with it. Cou­pled with that I’ve been build­ing web­sites using Word­Press and, for the past 7 months, ExpressionEngine.

Skills on the web atro­phy quite quick­ly, so I’ve been spend­ing some spare time touch­ing up on what I think will be rel­e­vant in the years to come. It’s a require­ment of the trade, real­ly, oth­er­wise you run the risk of using the mod­ern-day equiv­a­lent of table-based layouts.

This can be frus­trat­ing as you have to be will­ing to throw out what you spent all those months, or even years, learn­ing, but it’s also a fan­tas­tic opportunity.

I’ve been shy­ing away from JavaScript because it’s a men­tal block for me. Here’s my process:

Angu­lar looks real­ly cool, I’ll have a play around with it.”

  • bower install that shit.
  • Mess with some boil­er­plate to build a controller.
  • Mar­vel at the won­der of data-binding.
  • I’m a rock­star, this is easy.
  • What’s a service?
  • What’s a factory?
  • When should I use one or the oth­er? Or at all?
  • I’m out.