Day 2: Underscore.js
On Day 2, I tackle Underscore.js.
Underscore is an awesome library that gives functional methods to use on data. I haven't done any actual functional programming, other than using things like lambda functions or list comprehensions in C# and Python. So it took a while to wrap my head around thinking using these functional constructs rather than iteration.
I definitely want to revisit underscore again, because I didn't get around to playing with a lot of the functions under the "Utility" and "Functions" section of the docs.
I took the JSON data for this exercise from an Angular example project. The functions I got around to exploring are:
- underscore templates
I also had to figure out how to deal with multiple asynchronous requests using jQuery, because I was using the
phones object before all of the JSON files were done loading. I learnt about jQuery's
Have a look at the source code on Github.
- Underscore introduction - http://underscorejs.org/
- JSON data - https://github.com/angular/angular-phonecat/tree/master/app/phones