Sunday, November 16, 2014

Book Review : AngularJS Services


  • Today I am going to Review a Book which has been published by Packt Publishing.
  • The Book is AngularJS Services.
  • The Author of this book is Jim Lavin.

AngularJS Services

Table of Contents

AngularJS Services

What you will learn from this book ?

  • Write Jasmine scenarios to test your AngularJS services.
  • Implement common functionality that can be leveraged by the controllers, directives, and other services in your application.
  • Build services that create, retrieve, update, and delete your application's data on external servers.
  • Incorporate third-party JavaScript libraries into your AngularJS application.
  • Move business logic to the client side to build a new class of server less applications.
  • Optimize your AngularJS application for maximum performance.

Who this book is for ?

  • If you are an intermediate JavaScript developer who is looking to enhance your understanding of single-page web application development with a focus on AngularJS services, then this book is for you.


  • I have completed around 4 chapters of this book.And it's a really good read.
  • This is a concise book (~ 140 pages), were directly targeted to the most needed materials about the AngularJS Services.
  • This book provides you with the skills and best practices needed to create AngularJS services.
  • It starts with the fundamentals of what services are and their role in a typical AngularJS application.
  • Then you will learn the development of a real-world application using services across the various application layers and then move on to create services that provide cross-cutting concerns such as messaging, logging, and authentication.
  • Next, the book covers services that provide data access showing you how to interact with external cloud-based data services and how to cache data on the client to reduce network latency.
  • The book then shows you how to write services that leverage other cloud-based services to create mashups and include functionality in your application without writing a lot of code.
  • You can also learn how to create business logic objects, rules engines, and finite state machines, which can be used to provide business logic for your application.


  • It's better if the source code of this book can put on the Plunker.Then readers can easily change the things and test lively.It'll give huge value for this book. Especially for the eBook readers.
  • The Author has mentioned lot of external libraries and about some good concepts.But unfortunately the author has not provided external links for such materials.Which is really poor. 
  • The other problem is with this book is the lack of images and charts for the concepts and the sample app's architecture. This book is having a lot of wording without proper image explanations.As a result, it's somewhat boring to read this book.
  • The other issue where I have about this book is with the formatting of the Code snippets.Currently it's in Black and White (mono) way. It should require as color syntax code for better reading experience. 



  • I would like to recommend this book for all the Novice and Intermediate Developers, Who are willing to learn AngularJS Services.
  • I have to put a special thanks for Packt Publishers,who gave me this opportunity to review this book.The Packt Publishers are doing an outstanding job in the Software Developer world by publishing this kind of Up-To-Date books in very specific areas.Keep up the Good work.
  • Thanks for the Author Jim Lavin as well for writing this kind of Instant category book.Keep up the Good work.

1 comment:

  1. Great that you have mentioned clearly about the subject which I have missed at online Angularjs training. Thanks for the clear cut presentation of the information.


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