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.

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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.

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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.

Am I color blind?

As I sit here pounding the keyboard on a late night, get-it-done-before-the-deadline (that's tomorrow), I stumbled upon's Eric Costello's standards compliant Blogger template with DOM-based font customization features and silly randomly morphing color scheme. See it here - you might think you need your eyes checked too! (Tip: I had to refresh in some browsers to get it to work.)

Posted in General at Aug 22 2002, 06:15:32 PM MDT Add a Comment

How do you sell Web Standards?

Don't sell. Show.

Posted in The Web at Aug 22 2002, 07:04:22 AM MDT Add a Comment

Reason to QA your site.

This guy seems to work for Microsoft, and you can tell, have you looked at his blog in Mozilla? It gets a little ugly, not unreadable, but enough to make you wonder.

My opinion on browsers is: IE rocks on both OS X and Windows XP for one reason, and one reason only - it opens faster. That's it, the only reason I have. I really like Chimera (for OS X) and Mozilla, but they just take too long to open. I'm impatient. Even on Linux, Konquerer tends to open faster, so I use it more than Mozilla.

Posted in General at Aug 22 2002, 06:23:37 AM MDT Add a Comment

CSS and IE 6.

Did you know that IE6/Win does not know the difference b/w dotted and dashed - view this post in Mozilla to see how it's really supposed to look. Maybe their next release will be more standards-compliant. This happens even with standards-compliant mode turned on.

Posted in The Web at Aug 22 2002, 02:51:49 AM MDT Add a Comment

Struts Code Generator for Eclipse.

Easy Struts 0.5.0 just released. This is a code generator that seems like a nice product - I've installed it, but never used. I think these types of tools are great for developers that love to use an IDE. If you're like me and you prefer a good ol' text editor - this tool won't help you.

Posted in Java at Aug 22 2002, 02:44:13 AM MDT Add a Comment

Mornings are great again.

The station I found yesterday DOES broadcast Mark and Brian - awesome! It's actually one of the best internet radio broadcasts I've ever heard (besides the network drops), they play music during the commercials to get around the internet radio issue.

Posted in The Web at Aug 22 2002, 02:36:01 AM MDT Add a Comment