AngularJS + ColdFusion

AngularJS is an extremely popular JavaScript framework for building client-side applications. Angular contains lots of great features and can be used to build both web and mobile applications. Then comes the server part. How do we send data from the Angular app to a server in the cloud? That’s were our ColdFusion code comes into play. In this session we’ll discuss how to get started with AngularJS and how to start building a simple JSON API using ColdFusion. Then we’ll connect the 2 pieces together building a fully working application with AngularJS + ColdFusion.

Main takeaways:

  • Installing AngularJS and building your first Angular app
  • Basic structure of an Angular application
  • Building views and navigation
  • Adding a service layer to Angular
  • A brief intro to JSON, REST and API’s
  • Using ColdFusion to build a JSON API
  • Connecting a ColdFusion API to an AngularJS application
  • Some best practices
  • Other resources

Target audience:

ColdFusion programmers that are new nor mostly new to AngularJS are encouraged to attend. Developers looking to start using ColdBox and those still stuck maintaining a legacy CF-include based application will all learn ways to connect their CFML codebase to an AngularJS front end application.


Nolan Erck

Nolan Erck has been developing software for 21 years. Starting in the video game industry working on titles for Maxis and LucasArts, then advancing to web development in 1999, his list of credits includes Grim Fandango, StarWars Rogue Squadron, SimPark, SimSafari as well as high-traffic websites for a variety of clients.