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.

Photo of the Day.

Today's photo of the day comes from a site I found for getting some sweet backgrounds: I chose this "sunrise" photo in honor of being up so early.

First Rays

Posted in General at Sep 04 2002, 11:03:01 PM MDT Add a Comment

Off to Vegas.

We're leaving for Las Vegas today. I talked my wife into going at the last minute, so we're road-tripping starting around noon or so. It's about a 12 hour drive from Denver, and she's 7 months pregnant, so we're going to take 2 days to do it. With any luck, we'll be relaxing in the fancy schmancy Venetian by early tomorrow afternoon. A friend (whose meeting us there) got a steal on I'll have high speed internet in both hotels I'm staying in and at the conference too, but probably won't post anything until Monday.

Posted in The Web at Sep 04 2002, 10:55:12 PM MDT Add a Comment

Roller Bug Tracking

has moved from SourceForge to JIRA . I used JIRA a couple of times today and it's a way cool interface and very easy to use. Nice job Atlassian and Mike! I've used Bugzilla a lot in the past, and briefly looked at Scarab, both of which are free. I like Bugzilla a lot, but it can be a little intimidating to setup and use for the first time. As soon as you get that first 1/2 hour over with, you're good to go. It's always nice to learn new products, but with JIRA's price tag of $800, I doubt I'll ever get to use this beyond Roller. However, if it's good - I'll recommend it to my clients and maybe I can get some kickbacks ;-)

Posted in Roller at Sep 04 2002, 04:17:28 PM MDT Add a Comment

Is your website obsolete?

In case you need more motivation to convert your site to XHTML and CSS, Zeldman rants that "99.9% of Websites are Obsolete."

Peel the skin of any major site, from Amazon to, from Sony to ZDNet. Examine their tortuous non-standard markup, their proprietary ActiveX and JavaScript (often including broken detection scripts), and ill-conceived use of Cascading Style Sheets - when they use CSS at all. It's a wonder such sites work in any browser.

Posted in General at Sep 04 2002, 03:53:55 AM MDT Add a Comment

Photo of the Day.

I got this idea from The FuzzyBlog. I did a search on Google for Colorado Photos, and found Very cool - I might have to showcase a new photo each day - it does wonders for making this site look better.

Good Morning Starshine

Posted in General at Sep 04 2002, 01:41:49 AM MDT 1 Comment