So after posting my first attempt at melding AngularJS and Drupal, I decided to do a retrospective on some of the Angular aspects of my code, since my first post focused mainly on the refactoring aspects, most of which happened on the Drupal side.
Let's start with the template file.
After spending the weekend going through a rather excellent (I thought) video overview course on AngularJS, my head was spinning with the possibilities when it came to building Drupal sites that were much more responsive in terms of loading and displaying content. So, I decided to start working on some proof of concept modules that would help me better understand how to effectively meld these two tools together.
I've decided to do a little project with AngularJS and Drupal where Drupal will serve primarily as a back-end server, and AngularJS will serve as the front-end framework. AngularJS is something that I've been wanting to dive into for a while now, and there's no time like the present. If I can wrap my head around making this work, I'll use this approach on one of my pet projects that I've been architecting for a few years now.