What is Restangular in angularjs

Restangular is an AngularJS service that simplifies common GET, POST, DELETE, and UPDATE requests with a minimum of client code. It’s a perfect fit for any WebApp that consumes data from a RESTful API.

Its very simple, just if you are calling any services like ‘application/userdetails’. By calling this service we can retrieve user details like name,age,contact,address etc which is present in json format.

you may get a question like why i cant i call up a service using $http and read json and through controller i can pass it to view…

You can easily do that..but this Restangular is a perfect option for complex operations on the client side. It lets you easily attach custom behaviors and interact with your data in much the same way as other model paradigms you’ve used in the past. It’s promise-based, clean, and feature-rich. However, it might be overkill if your needs are basic, and it carries along with it any extra implications that come with bringing in additional third-party dependencies.

Only disadvantage is, its a third party library(external dependancy) which you have to include and work on it..where as $http is in-built in angular. But this rectangular can takes a simple operations with complex json files…

How to implement this ??

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/restangular/1.3.1/restangular.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/restangular/1.3.1/restangular.min.js"></script>

// Add Restangular as a dependency to your app
angular.module('your-app', ['restangular']);

// Inject Restangular into your controller
angular.module('your-app').controller('MainCtrl', function($scope, Restangular) {
  // ...

Using Restangular:

// Only stating main route

// Stating main object
Restangular.one('accounts', 1234)

// Gets a list of all of those accounts
Restangular.several('accounts', 1234, 123, 12345);

Complete Guide: https://github.com/mgonto/restangular


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