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Are node.js controllers essential?

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I'm trying node.js for the first time and I'm liking it so far. I've made a simple little header for a web app. On the header there's a login button that has a dropdown with with two links; one for login and the other for sign up.

I'm using a very basic Angular data initialization instead of a controller. There's also a repeat to fill the list for the dropdown. I'm reading that initialization is rarely used but my needs are so basic that I'm wondering if I really need a controller.

Here's some of the code:

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  1. section.header-nav(ng-app="" ng-init="loginlist=['Login','Sign Up']")
  2.   #[button.login-button(type='button') Login #[ul #[li(ng-repeat="x in loginlist") #[{{ x }}]]]]
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Keep in mind this is written in Jade (just in case you couldn't tell).

Basically, I'm wondering if there's some functionality I might be missing by not using a controller.
Sep 25 '15 #1
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As per my understanding and knowledge , yeah they are essential, as they represent a data along with some functionalities to implement like sign up, authentication and authorization.
Sep 25 '15 #2

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Ok, Thanks. I'll get around to making some better functionality soon.
Sep 25 '15 #3

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