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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.


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.

Centering tables with CSS on IE5/Mac

I've been using <table align="center"> in my pages for a few months now because I couldn't get my tables to center align with style="margin: 0px auto". Until today, I found this tip with a simple search on Google.

As demonstrated in this simple example page, IE5/Mac centers tables using the correct margin styles if they are written in long-form as margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;. The shorthand forms such as margin:0 auto; do not work. Fortunately this bug is easily worked around by using the long-form syntax.

Good to know, life just got a little easier.

Posted in Mac OS X at Aug 06 2002, 04:34:37 AM MDT Add a Comment

Jaguar Rebate ($30)

From . . .

Mac Warehouse is offering a $30 Mail-In Rebate for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar).

Invoice must be dated on or after August 5, 2002, and no later than September 14, 2002. Rebates must be postmarked within 30 days of invoice date and no later than October 14, 2002.

Amazon had previously offered a $50 rebate for Jaguar... but was subsequently pulled due to overwhelming demand.

Posted in Mac OS X at Aug 06 2002, 03:56:31 AM MDT Add a Comment

What I did last week

I didn't work on my current project with OnPoint Digital, Inc., but rather attended an iPlanet Portal Bootcamp at Sun. It was a week long 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. class, where I learned a ton about Portal, in hopes of teaching a Portal class in the future. Sun calls these classes T3's for Train-The-Trainer, so I am now certified to teach iPlanet Portal 3.0. I'm more interested in Sun ONE Portal 6.0 - so hopefully this will help me get lined up to teach that.

I attended the class with Martin Gee, and Michael Zucker; two good friends from ICSynergy. Martin recently published a book on iPlanet Application Server, and it looks really good. I browsed through my signed copy and it's got a lot of great information on developing J2EE apps. It's too bad iPlanet has gotten bad press from developers, because it really it really is a good product if you know all it's qwirks. I've used it since it was Netscape Application Server 2.1, so I got to learn all the qwirks the hard way. Hopefully Sun ONE Application Server will be a lot better.

Posted in General at Aug 06 2002, 02:37:18 AM MDT Add a Comment