It was completely unexpected. Out-of-the-blue I was asked today by one of my co-workers to write a blog post. I thought hard about which new front-end development tools I have been using lately, but couldn’t think of anything that had had a significant impact on my professional life recently. Then I looked at today’s date and I realized that it is my 20-year anniversary here at Boyle Software. These twenty years certainly had a significant impact on my life…
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We are happy to announce that Boyle Software’s relationship with cosmetics giant Avon continues – now with the newly formed New Avon LLC, as the company’s North American division has recently been rechristened. It’s a privilege to lend technical expertise and support to a brand as universally recognized and respected as Avon.
Normally, an AngularJS application uses the
$http service to make calls to back-end services. Sometimes, however, we would like to have access to the underlying
XMLHttpRequest object. I can come up with a few use-cases, but the most prominent one is probably being able to track progress of a long request, such as a file upload. To do that, we need to register an event listener on the
XMLHttpRequest object for the event that is “in progress.” Surprisingly enough, Angular’s
$http service does not in any way expose the underlying
XMLHttpRequest object. So, we have to get creative. Here is one way to do it…