Small intranet developer somewhat proficient in AngularJS, looking for advice on how to use a still-supported platform while keeping it simple.
The intranet I develop on serves reporting and data entry apps to a manufacturing facility, with possibility for the apps to be shared among other facilities.
My web dev background starts in the early days where I would make my own XmlHttpRequest calls, JS code, and html. I learned AngularJS and quickly fell in love with separating the client-side ux from the backend data systems, much cleaner. The apps I make tend to be basic relational CRUD apps. This is a microsoft shop, though I've learned the hard way that every time I dive into the MS software pool, I immediately start running into versioning and platform difficulties ad-nauseum.
For all the above reasons, I'd like to continue with Angular, but using something that wont whither away. I really like AngularJS probably because it's what I know, but it also seems well positioned in the 'simple' area that I like to live in. (I also do sysadmin and all that comes with it so I'm quite busy).
The backend will be C#, but even there I'm trying to avoid the larger 'opinionated development process' (driven by VS) in favor of a command-line, simple source file-driven process. I have the backend stuff working, all I really need is the front-end. And when I get one crud app working, then I can repeat that over and over.
Are there any flavors of Angular (or AngularJS) that are future-proof, yet relatively simple? An Angular-lite kinda thing. I've read the Angular wiki page that describes the versions and it's quite daunting. I picture myself learning for a year just to write one app.
Anyway, thanks for any and all responses!
submitted by MyNameIsNotMud
Understanding the dropping of Android Support
Hey there folks. Kinda just hoping to open up a bit of a discussion around the use of Android with Moment gear and apps.
I know that somewhat recently, Moment decided to drop support for Android devices, and I hope I'm not the only one who thinks it's a real shame. For example, we were told things like Osmo Mobile 3 support, or anamorphic desqueeze was mere weeks from launch when the support was dropped. It's been said that this is down to development bandwidth at the company, which is an understandable restraint in any industry. It's just a real shame to android users, as the gear is great to use, Moment seems like a great company to support - but it's being made harder to do so from a non-apple user perspective.
iOS always had the better app support, and it's understandable from a dev perspective as the hardware/ software pool is much MUCH slimmer than compared to the wide range of android devices - but then again Moment already limit their android device pool by which they only sell cases for Samsung, OnePlus, and Pixel - so is it possible android support could be resumed for these specific families of devices later down the line?
I won't sit here and pretend I know Moment's market stats - as realistically, there has to be a line drawn where things stop becoming profitable, but I would really love for android support to return for the flagship handsets that at least the case sales cater for. I know apple products are the most popular, but we've seen a lot of android love from Moment in the past (Lots of samsung and pixel shooting on the youtube videos, yearly flagship reviews etc.) - so it was quite a shock to see them drop it.
I guess I'm just trying to see if I'm alone in this, or if there's ever hope for a return to android support, before Moment become like Nomad - a company with great great gear, that us Android folks have to look at longingly like Squidward from his window.
EDIT: Also I think this would include RTRO - I'd love that on my Samsung 20 Ultra, but its limited to iOS currently - i'd even be happy to pay for it.
submitted by mightypenguin66