Inspired by Ember Data, Angular-data is the model layer Angular is missing. It consists of a convenient in-memory cache for interacting with your various resources, and several adapters for communicating with various persistence layers.
By default angular-data uses the http adapter–perfect for communicating with your RESTful backend. It includes a localStorage adapter, and another localforage adapter is also available. More adapters are coming, and you're free to implement your own.
Unlike Backbone and Ember Models, angular-data does not require the use of getters and setters, and doesn't wrap your data with custom classes if you don't want it to. Angular-data's internal dirty-checking (via observe-js or
Object.observe in supporting browsers) allows for powerful use cases and an easy avenue for implementing your own 3-way data-binding.
Supporting relations, computed properties, model lifecycle control and a slew of other features, angular-data is the tool for giving your data the respect it deserves.
Angular-data is approaching 1.0.0 Beta. The API is stabilizing and angular-data is well tested.
Although angular-data is being used in production, it's not 1.0.0. If you want to use Angular-data, keep an eye on the changelog. 1.0.0 will introduce strict semver (until then, minor number is bumped for breaking changes).
bower install angular-data or
npm install angular-data.
Mailing List - Ask your questions!
Issues - Found a bug? Feature request? Submit an issue!
GitHub - View the source code for angular-data.
Design Doc - Design document for Angular-data.
- Contribute to the issue that is the reason you'll be developing in the first place
- Fork angular-data
git clone https://github.com/<you>/angular-data.git
cd angular-data; npm install; bower install;
grunt go(builds and starts a watch)
- (in another terminal)
grunt karma:dev(runs the tests)
- Write your code, including relevant documentation and tests
- Submit a PR and we'll review
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