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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
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Creating a basic Angular view with data binding

Angular.js allows us to create views with automated data binding. This means that we can specify model objects whose properties will bind to element properties or content.

Automated data binding simplifies programming. Instead of adding event listeners to watch for changes inside our elements and then manually updating elements by adding classes, changing attributes, or modifying their content, we can simply change the model objects, and the elements will get updated automatically.

In this recipe, we're going to create a simple currency converter that converts USD to GBP using a fixed conversion rate.

Getting ready

Angular is available via CDN, so no downloading is necessary. We can simply include it to our page.

How to do it...

Let's write the Angular template.

Create a file named index.html that contains the following code:

<!doctype html>
    <script src="