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Code Organization in Large AngularJS and JavaScript Applications — Cliff Meyers

Code Organization in Large AngularJS and JavaScript Applications — Cliff Meyers
Many developers struggle with how to organize an application's code base once it grows in size. I've seen this recently in AngularJS and JavaScript applications but historically it's been a problem across all technologies including many Java and Flex apps I've worked on in the past. The general trend is an obsession with organizing things by type. It bears a striking resemblance to the way people organize their clothing. Let's take a look at angular-seed, the official starting point for AngularJS apps. The "app" directory contains the following structure: css/img/js/ app.jscontrollers.jsdirectives.jsfilters.jsservices.jslib/partials/ The JavaScript directory has one file for every type of object we write. This is a mess. The next logical pass at organizing JavaScript involves creating a directory for some of the archetypes and splitting objects into their own files. Let's imagine we're building a simple e-commerce site with a login flow, product catalog and shopping cart UI's. Nice!

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