Declarative Physics with PhysicsJS and AngularJS

added by JavaScript Kicks
9/18/2014 6:34:49 AM


One of the reasons for Angular’s success is the flexibility in the building blocks the framework provides. There is a delicate balance between productivity and flexibility. A heavily opinionated framework can be make a team highly productive, but the opinions can also make it harder to mix in additional features that conflict with the opinions, or sit outside the vision for the framework. Angular strikes a nice balance. When I first thought about mixing PhysicsJS into an AngularJS application, I couldn’t see how a library based on timer ticks, frame rates, and a canvas could work with a framework like Angular, with its digest cycle and directives. But, after 30 minutes I discovered that not only could these two work together, but Angular was flexible enough to provide some nice enhancements to the PhysicsJS experience.