Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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.

Cool Trick on OS X.

I found this by way of Ben Hammersley's post. You can adjust the transparency of your terminal window - VERY cool in my book.

Open a terminal window and write this:

defaults write TerminalOpaqueness .4

Hit return, and then close and reopen the terminal window. Adjust the number to taste. Mmmmm

Posted in Mac OS X at Aug 23 2002, 03:47:42 AM MDT Add a Comment

Jaguar - can you wait?

I ordered my copy on Wednesday evening from Mac Warehouse. I saved $30, but I'll have to wait until next week sometime to get it. Russell Beattie showed me how Ben reacted to his new addition.

Ben Hammersley just got OSX 10.2 Jaguar in this morning, he's very excited about it.

I'm excited to get it b/c I think it's a cool new OS, and I've always been upgrade happy. My biggest reason is probably b/c I'm hoping for some more speed. I bought a Powerbook G4 last Christmas with 766 Mhz and 1 Ghz of RAM, and it's a lot slower than I expected.

I can wait b/c I only use my Mac for about 8 minutes each day. I've tried to move from Windows XP to OS X and Red Hat 7.3, but I just can't seem to do it. The reason? I like the speed and the applications for XP. And my XP box has 1/2 the RAM as my OS X laptop. Also, since I've been a Windows user my whole life, the whole 1-button mouse is annoying (and it still annoys me, especially when you can plugin an external mouse and get 2-button functionality). I know about the Ctrl-click thing, but I've always been about speed and efficiency...

Posted in Mac OS X at Aug 23 2002, 01:40:35 AM MDT Add a Comment