Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Developer and Java Champion. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

The Angular Mini-Book The Angular Mini-Book is a guide to getting started with Angular. You'll learn how to develop a bare-bones application, test it, and deploy it. Then you'll move on to adding Bootstrap, Angular Material, continuous integration, and authentication.

Spring Boot is a popular framework for building REST APIs. You'll learn how to integrate Angular with Spring Boot and use security best practices like HTTPS and a content security policy.

For book updates, follow @angular_book on Twitter.

The JHipster Mini-Book The JHipster Mini-Book is a guide to getting started with hip technologies today: Angular, Bootstrap, and Spring Boot. All of these frameworks are wrapped up in an easy-to-use project called JHipster.

This book shows you how to build an app with JHipster, and guides you through the plethora of tools, techniques and options you can use. Furthermore, it explains the UI and API building blocks so you understand the underpinnings of your great application.

For book updates, follow @jhipster-book on Twitter.

10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

A Delightful Trip to Devnexus

Devnexus is one of my favorite conferences in the world. I have many fond memories of attending over the years and some awkward ones, too. My first memory is when Micah Silverman and I worked at a Stormpath booth there in February 2017. Okta had just acquihired us and we weren't allowed to talk about it. We encouraged folks to sign up for our service even though we knew signups would shut down at the end of the week.

It's funny how life comes full circle. My employment with Okta officially ended the week before this year's Devnexus. I tried to cancel my talk when I first got the news, but Vincent and Pratik convinced me to go, and I knew it would be good for networking. I'm glad I did because I had a blast! It all started on Monday, April 8th.

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Posted in Java at May 11 2024, 10:27:21 AM MDT Add a Comment

The JHipster Mini-Book v7.0 Released!

The JHipster Mini-Book v7.0 is now available as a free download from InfoQ. Get it while it's hot! 🔥 You can read more about this release on the JHipster Mini-Book blog.

JHipster Mini-Book v5.0 Cover

The source code for the application developed in the book (21-Points Health) is available on GitHub.

Thanks to the InfoQ publishing team, Jeet Gajjar for tech editing, Maureen Spencer for copy editing, and Ana Ciobotaru for publishing it to production.

And most of all, thank you Asciidoctor for making the publishing process so easy!

Posted in Java at Mar 07 2023, 03:43:37 PM MST Add a Comment

Questions about JHipster, JHipster Lite, and Spring Boot 3

I'm a big fan of LinkedIn. I'm biased because I worked there from 2007-8, have alumni privileges like a free pro account, and learned how to unsubscribe from all their emails over a decade ago.

I communicate with a lot of developers via LinkedIn. I recently received a message from Raymond Meester about the JHipster project. Raymond asked many poignant questions, and I thought it'd be helpful to share my responses with y'all. Of course, I got permission from Raymond before posting this. You can find his blog on Medium.

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Posted in Java at Dec 14 2022, 08:07:27 AM MST Add a Comment

Secure by Design Book Review

I recently finished reading Secure by Design by Dan Bergh Johnsson, Daniel Deogun, and Daniel Sawano. I started reading it shortly after I received it as a gift from Dan Bergh Johnsson at Jfokus 2020.

Secure by Design hooked me from the beginning. Chapter 1 dives right in and shows why design matters for security and how security shouldn't be an afterthought. The authors show how developers will have a difficult time grokking security if you make them remember security-related API calls. However, if you bake security into your design and codify your security practices, developers will be more secure by default.

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Posted in Java at May 25 2020, 08:11:22 PM MDT Add a Comment

A Fantastically Fun February at Jfokus 2020 and the Rocky Mountain JUGs

Jfokus is one of my favorite conferences in the world. It takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, during one of the coldest months of the year. As a native Montanan, I love the winter season and skiing. It was with great pleasure that I returned to Jfokus as a speaker this year, after skipping the last couple of years.

Made it to Stockholm!

True story: the last time I was at Jfokus was 2017, and Okta had just acquired Stormpath. I negotiated my Okta employment terms in the Radisson Blu lobby!

I gave three talks this year: two on the main stage during Jfokus and one at Jforum Stockholm on Tuesday evening.

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Posted in Java at Mar 15 2020, 02:24:25 PM MDT Add a Comment

My Journey to JHipster Conf 2019

Last week was quite the whirlwind for me. On Monday, I released Ionic for JHipster 4.0, updated my get started with JHipster 6 tutorial, and recorded a matching screencast. Within an hour of recording, I was on my way to the airport to fly to JHipster Conf.

Leaving Denver

I edited the screencast on my flight and published it to YouTube on my layover in Reykjavík. I was impressed that it uploaded just fine over airport Wi-Fi.

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Posted in Java at Jul 03 2019, 12:00:09 PM MDT Add a Comment

A Beautiful Adventure to JBCNConf, Barcelona, and Boston

I love it when school's out for summer. The feeling you on the last day of school as a kid is like no other. It's a terrific feeling. The feeling of freedom. Our kids graduated from 10th and 8th grade at the end of May. We didn't give them much time to rejoice and whisked them off to Barcelona for a few days at JBCNConf and a bit of family vacation.

Sunrise in Lisbon Yeehaw!

Oh my, it was so much fun! First of all, there's nothing like traveling to a foreign land, bringing some of your favorite people with you, and getting to experience it with old and new friends. We arrived on Sunday and experienced a wonderful evening at a conservatory for the speaker's dinner.

JBCNConf Speakers Dinner View

Speakers Dinner

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Posted in Java at Jun 29 2019, 09:33:15 AM MDT Add a Comment

GIDS 2019: Adventures in India

I had the pleasure of traveling to Bangalore, India last week for the 2019 edition of the Great International Developer Summit. GIDS is a conference that spans five days and has around 5000 developers each year. The conference charges on a per-day basis, and adds the attendees from each day to its total, so it's not huge, but it's pretty big with 1000+ developers each day.

A week before I left Denver, I solicited the advice of my good friend, Scott Davis. I asked him about the weather, the conference, and India in general. He advised me to wear lightweight clothing, no shorts when speaking and be wary of the wi-fi at the conference. He also mentioned the burgeoning microbrewery scene in "the Silicon Valley of India."

I've always been interested in traveling to India. My sister, Kalin, went there as part of her university studies 20 years ago. She studied Buddhism for four months on that journey and even got to meet the Dalai Lama. I thought it'd be fun to bring her along for my first trip to India. We rendezvoused in Seattle on the way, taking the picture below on Friday afternoon, April 19.

I picked up a travel buddy in Seattle. My awesome sister, Kalin, is coming with me!

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Posted in Java at May 02 2019, 09:54:15 AM MDT Add a Comment

The JHipster Mini-Book v5.0 Released!

The JHipster Mini-Book v5.0 is now available as a free download from InfoQ. Get it while it's 🔥! You can also buy a print copy from Lulu. You can read more about this release on the JHipster Mini-Book blog.

JHipster Mini-Book v5.0 Cover

The source code for the application developed in the book (21-Points Health) is available on GitHub.

Thanks to the InfoQ publishing team, Dennis Sharpe/Jeet Gajjar for tech editing, and Lawrence Nyveen for copy editing. And most of all, thank you Asciidoctor for making the publishing process so easy!

Posted in Java at Nov 14 2018, 09:48:11 AM MST Add a Comment

JHipster Conf 2018: Summer Solstice in Paris

Last week, I journeyed to Paris with my son, Jack. It was his first time in Europe and I brought him along for good reason. I’d been invited to the first ever JHipster Conf, and I was eager to attend. We were both pretty excited when we left Denver last Monday.

Our adventure to Paris begins! #jhipsterconf

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My Background with JHipster

I’ve been a part of the JHipster community for a few years now. I joined by accident, really. I was trying to market myself as an independent consultant by spouting my knowledge of Spring Boot and Angular with an InfoQ mini-book. Since JHipster leveraged both to jumpstart app development, it seemed like a perfect fit. I’ve been a long-time fan of app jumpstarts, having developed my own called AppFuse in days long gone.

Through the process of writing the mini-book, finding issues, and submitting pull requests, I eventually found myself to be a member of the JHipster development team. Through my relationship with JHipster, and it’s 3.0 release, I found myself intrigued my microservices and how to develop them with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, all through the generation expertise of JHipster.

I’ve learned a ton by being part of the project and trying to figure out how all of its options work.

When I found myself with a full-time job at Stormpath, I did my best to create a Stormpath module for JHipster. When Okta acquired Stormpath, I added a similar module to my list of things I wanted to write.

When it came time to implement an Okta module, I discovered JHipster’s OAuth support only worked internally, not with an external OAuth provider, also known as an Identity Provider, or IdP. I mentioned to the JHipster team I thought we could do better and add support for external providers instead. They agreed, and I went to work.

In hindsight, it was a great decision and not terribly difficult to implement thanks to Spring Security, Keycloak, and Docker. We had a ton of help from the community along the way, and as of last October, JHipster added support for single sign-on with OIDC (tested with Keycloak and Okta).

JHipster 5.0: Spring Boot 2.0, Angular 6, and React

It’s been a fabulous adventure on the JHipster train and it’s still going strong. We just released version 5.0 with React and Spring Boot 2.0 support, there’s client generators for Ionic and React Native, and we just hosted a kick-ass conference about JHipster in Paris.

JHipster Conf 2018

The conference featured members of the core team, the well-dressed and fit Joe Kutner from Heroku, as well as Java celebrities like Ray Tsang and Josh Long. You can read about the festivities and presentations from JHipster's founder, Julien Dubois.

The conference was a little over 24 hours long, starting with a speaker’s dinner on Wednesday evening. Before attending, Jack and I spent the day strolling around Versailles. Versailles is a special place in my life since I proposed to my double rainbow there after Devoxx Belgium in 2011.

?? Versailles #working #jhipsterconf

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The conference kicked off with a keynote by the JHipster's co-leads: Julien and Deepu.

During my talk, I had Jack join me on stage for an intro, and tried to give him a taste of public speaking in front of hundreds.

My talk went well, with some successful and some failed demos. Hopefully people got the point that it’s cool to store your users outside of JHipster so you can share them between apps. I also tried to show that OAuth and OIDC are excellent for securing APIs. You can download my presentation from Add JHipster to Your JHipster Apps with OIDC or view it below.

I created a tutorial of the app I showed in my talk and published it to the Okta developer blog: Build a Photo Gallery PWA with React, Spring Boot, and JHipster. If you like React and OAuth, you're gonna love this guide!

Jack and I had a day in Paris after the conference, so we made the most of it. We hit the Eiffel Tower, hiked the stairs, and marveled at the view. After, we waited in a long line for The Catacombs and walked among the dead.

Kudos to the JHipster Community!

What a trip! It’s so much fun to be a part of JHipster’s thriving open source community. It’s not just the project itself; it’s all the projects we build upon, from Java to TypeScript to Spring Boot to Spring Data to Spring Security to Angular to React to webpack to Bootstrap. It’s a conglomeration of all of my favorite tools and open source developers encompassed in several awesome projects!

Life as an open source developer is pretty fun. I encourage you to get involved in open source too! I started way back in the early 2000s with Struts and Ant, and it’s done wonders for my career.

Viva La Open Source!

Posted in Java at Jun 28 2018, 10:13:27 AM MDT Add a Comment