I recently wanted to generate a PDF on users demand and show it in a new browser tab. Sounds trivial, at first not for me 🙂 I tried it with different „solutions“ and on my way my google search result got better and better. With „open window new tab without popup blocker async“ I finally found in this thread a nice and easy solution. The trick is to remember the reference to the new window and change the location of that window when your asynchron call completes.
AngularJS helps with loading your app through dependency injection based on ordered class instantiation. Nevertheless, you sometimes need to know whether any pending request or function call has been finished in order to initialize your controllers, $scope or services. This article describes our solution to split the application lifecycle into several phases, namely „instantiation“, „initialization“ and „running“. You can find the downloadable code at GitHub, a working demo is available at jsfiddle.