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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.

Dave hooked me up with a little referrer love today by mentioning that I am now an official contributor to Roller. I love this software and it should be a lot of fun to watch it grow and evolve. Now I have to start patching all the bugs I logged. This blogging stuff is pretty fun, the only drawback is I dream about what I'm going to write the next day and have a hard time falling asleep. And then when I wake up, I can't remember what I was going to post, or it's not really newsworthy. I'm sure the intrigue will wear off as I do it more.

Posted in Roller at Aug 07 2002, 05:01:21 PM MDT Add a Comment

Is your web application or mysql instance crashing?

You might try adding autoReconnect=true to your JDBC URL. Hat tip to Stephen Chambers, who seemed to offer the solution on the Struts User List today.

If you're a CVS/Windows user, and you're not using Tortoise CVS, you might want to look into it. It integrates nicely with Explorer and has recently had a 1.0 release. Thanks Francis Irving! Once you've installed it, try Timo's icons. They're my favorite out of the choices listed.

Posted in Java at Aug 07 2002, 08:07:41 AM MDT Add a Comment

Why should you develop with web standards

Zeldman turned me on to it. Web Standards for Hard Times is a great read for anyone that is (1) starting to develop a new website or (2) wondering why their site looks different in different browsers. The best thing to know:

Many developers still don't realize that newer browsers look for a DOCENGINE tag at the top of each page, and will change the way they behave in response to it. Without the correct tag, browsers can take your standards-compliant page and render it all wrong.

View article.

Posted in The Web at Aug 07 2002, 01:27:14 AM MDT Add a Comment