Phil 1.30.15

8:00 – 5:00 SR

  • Had a scary email from Ronda about the center where our servers live getting shut down sometime in June. I thought we had started this process, but maybe not?
  • Meeting with Ronda at 4:00 on Monday.
  • More Typescript/Angular integration. Today’s results!
  • First, plain old angular HTML:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<head lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
<body ng-app="simpleApp">
<div ng-controller="MainCtrl as mc">
    <p>String = {{mc.myString}}</p>

<script src=""></script>
<script src="simple.js"></script>

  • Next, the TypeScript (simple.ts):
/// <reference path="../definitelytyped/angularjs/angular.d.ts" />

class TestClass{

      this.myString = "Hello, TypeScript4";

class AngularMain{
   public doCreate(angular:ng.IAngularStatic, sfn:Function){
      this.myModule = angular.module('simpleApp', []);
      this.myController = this.myModule.controller('MainCtrl', [sfn]);

new AngularMain().doCreate(angular, TestClass);
  • Last, the generated JavaScript code (simple.js):
/// <reference path="../definitelytyped/angularjs/angular.d.ts" />
var TestClass = (function () {
    function TestClass() {
        this.myString = "Hello, TypeScript4";
    return TestClass;
var AngularMain = (function () {
    function AngularMain() {
    AngularMain.prototype.doCreate = function (angular, sfn) {
        this.myModule = angular.module('simpleApp', []);
        this.myController = this.myModule.controller('MainCtrl', [sfn]);
    return AngularMain;
new AngularMain().doCreate(angular, TestClass);

Phil 1.29.15

8:00 – 5:00 SR

  • Deployed swf fix
  • Tried FR webapp again, but login still won’t work. The service can’t be found.
  • Working on using Typescript for our modules, now that we’ve settled on a variant of the Angular Prototype pattern.
  • Had to get the definitely typed angular and jquery ‘libraries’ and put them in their own folder for the
    /// <reference path="../definitelytyped/angularjs/angular.d.ts" />
  • declarations(?) to work.
  • Went back to the angular with typescript video. The key points are really around 15:00 in, where the controllers and factories are built. Sean Hess’s github repository for the demo code is here.

Phil 1.28.15

8:00 – 3:30 SR

Dong Shin 01.27.2015

  • working on adding Primary Lab PM to FA/RA
    • ALTER TABLE `budget_centers` ADD `primary_lab_pm` VARCHAR(255) NULL DEFAULT NULL AFTER `req_type`;
    • CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `primary_lab_pms` (
      `name` varchar(255) NOT NULL
      ) ENGINE=InnoDB
    • added Primary Lab PM to FA as AddableComboBox
    • added Primary Lab PM to __view_project_detailed_data for Query Builder – budget_centers_primary_lab_pm
    • added Primary Lab PM to RA

Phil 1.27.15

8:00 – 4:00 SR

  • Working on promoting the dialog and server components to the Novetta libs folder(s)
  • Aaaaaand while working on that I figured I’d make sure that inheritance works with my example server factory class. Turns out the Revealing Module Pattern breaks inheritance because the private functions don’t come along with closure, which surprised me. A google search brings up this post by MetaDuck, which I’m looking at….
  • No luck with that. It’s wierd, I’m just not getting the pointer from angular when I inherit. Giving up for a little while.
  • Moved password dialog to the novetta libs
  • Moved phpConnection to novetta libs
  • Ok, after a long walk to clear my head, I realized that my problems are because factories require a return object. This means that you have to change the first line of the inheritance code to store that return object so that it in turn can be returned to angular:
function QueryServiceFn2($http){
   var retObj =, $http);
   globalU.inheritPrototype(this, QueryServiceFn);
   return retObj;
  • And that works just fine. Going to check that closure works the way that I think it should now. And lo, it does. So here’s a full example of inheriting a factory object:
globalUtils.appMap.phpFactories2 = (function(globalU, base){
   "use strict";
   function QueryServiceFn($http){
      var retObj =, $http);
      globalU.inheritPrototype(this, base);
      return retObj;

      queryServicePtr: QueryServiceFn
})(globalUtils, globalUtils.appMap.phpFactories.queryServicePtr);
  • To override a function, simply declare it normally and then set the pointer in retObj to point at the new version. The only thing to watch out for is that closure won’t hold. If you need access to an item in the base class that’s accessed through closure, you’ll probably have to copy it.

Phil 1.26.14

8:00 – 3:00 SR

  • Looks like the presentation went well. Chris wants a single presentation as well, which should be easy – just add the FY to the title and then make one large slideshow.
  • Hopefully finishing login directive.
    • Added in the factory calls to the http calls. Needed to add an additional then to process the reselts of the password query.
    • Working on a reset password capability – done.
    • Cleaning up CSS.

Phil 1.23.15

9:00 – 5:00 SR

  • Validating that my new, improved inheritance pattern works. Yep!
  • Building a login directive using OO. If that all behaves, then I can get back to scatterplot.
  • Broke apart the set login/password and the check password functions. For the test app, I’m communicating with PHP, since it comes with apache and I don’t have to spend a lot of time switching between Eclipse/Tomcat and Webstorm.
  • Good lord, I’ve completely forgotten how to build a simple directive. Ok, maybe not. What I’m trying to do is make a self-contained directive that will reach out through a couple of objects to a server to set and check a password. The calling page really just needs to know it the directive succeeds. As such, I need to have self contained information in the scope of the directives. After poking around for a while, I discovered that I could declare the variables in the link function, and then refer to them by name using ng-model
  • HTML
<div class="passwordDialog" ng-hide="isValid">
        Name: <input type="text" ng-model="name" /><br />
        Password: <input type="text" ng-model="password" /><br />
        <input type="submit" ng-click="checkValues()" value="Check" />
        <input type="button" value="Click Me" ng-click="isValid = true">
  • Directive JavaScript
function passwordFn(){
   return {
      restrict: 'AE',
      scope: {isValid: '@'}, // all we need to return - passed in from calling page.
      templateUrl: 'directives/passwordDialog.html',
      link: function(scope, element, attr) { = 'unset Name';
         scope.password = 'unset Password';
         scope.checkValues = function(nm,pw){
            console.log(' = ';
            //call the server and do tests here. Scope values are visible

Phil 1.22.15

8:00 – 5:00 SR

  • Add a script that checks to see if a user has logged in within the last n months. If they have not, delete them
  • In future, add a ‘last used’ timestamp to user-generated content so that it can be culled
  • Look into why the FinancialAssistantServices logs file is being placed at the root.
  • Inheritance. So it turned out that what I thought was parasitic combination inheritance was just parasitic. The globalUtils.inheritPrototype() function was being called before the function/objects were being called. I think that this is because Angular is calling the functions after the other JavaScript is called. Since (I think!) the code has to be structured in this decoupled way to allow flexible use of OO, I had to look again at how all the pieces fit together. It turns out that a properly configured function object that inherits from a base class looks like this:
function ChildFn3(globalService) {
    console.log("Start ChildFn3");, globalService);
    globalU.inheritPrototype(this, ChildFn2);
    console.log("Finish ChildFn3");
  • we can adjust inherited values such as arrays without ‘static’ behaviors as well:
function ChildFn4(globalService) {
    console.log("Start ChildFn4");, globalService);
    globalU.inheritPrototype(this, ChildFn2);
    console.log("Finish ChildFn4");