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.

Buying a Digital Camera?

Digital Cameras

If you're considering the purchase of a new digital camera, you might want to read this article from PC Magazine. The Editors' Choice winners are:

For $300: Nikon Coolpix 2500
For $500: Fujifilm Finepix F601 Zoom

I'm planning on buying one in the next few months for the arrival of the little one. Hopefully this article will make my decision easier - more research needed.

Posted in The Web at Sep 23 2002, 10:36:41 PM MDT Add a Comment

Flash Remoting MX - Developer Edition.

Good news! On the install, when I didn't enter a serial number, I received the following message:

No serial number has been entered. Macromedia Flash Remoting MX for Java will operate as a full-featured 30-day trial and then revert to a Developer edition, allowing only localhost plus a single-IP to connect.

Swwweeeeeettt! About time they started giving out "Developer editions." The install includes a WAR or EAR file (with samples) - your choice. Basically, it's up to you to deploy - the choice is just which ones you'd like placed on your hard drive for deployment. As a service to my readers - download the war.

BTW, I tried to publish the samples to this site, and it appears that there are some hard-coded localhost references in *.fla files. I checked all the JSPs and fixed one, but it didn't help. Works great locally on Windows XP, Tomcat 4.0.4, JDK 1.4.1.

Posted in The Web at Sep 23 2002, 07:42:41 AM MDT Add a Comment

Macromedia Flash Remoting MX Released.


Macromedia today announced Macromedia Flash Remoting MX for J2EE AppServers (and also for .NET). Flash Remoting MX allows you to connect any J2EE-backend (EJB's, JMX, Servlets, java classes) to new GUI written in Flash; it was already used to create a new Petstore GUI on top of the original Petstore EJB layer. [ press release ]

The interesting thing about this product is that it seems to be app-server agnostic. Here are the system requirements:

Microsoft .NET Support
· Intel Pentium II processor or faster
· 256 MB RAM (512 recommended)
· 5 MB hard disk space
· Microsoft .NET Framework v1.0 SDK
· Windows 2000 Server SP2
· Windows XP Professional
· Macromedia Flash MX
· Macromedia Flash Player 6,0,47,0, or later
Java Support
· 256 MB RAM (512 recommended)
· 5 MB hard disk space
· Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6a
· Windows 2000 Server SP2
· Linux: Red Hat 7.3 or SuSE 7.3
· Unix: SPARC Solaris 2.7, 8
· J2EE 1.2, 1.3
· Servlet 2.2, 2.3
· Macromedia Flash MX
· Macromedia Flash Player 6,0,47,0 or later

A 5.64 MB Download. It troubles me that it's a trial download though. That means that Macromedia is going to charge me if I ever want to use this. In other Macromedia news, they sent me an e-mail today asking me if I wanted to be a beta tester for HomeSite 5.2! My fingers are crossed for Java support.

Posted in The Web at Sep 23 2002, 07:37:07 AM MDT Add a Comment

XML-Based WYSIWYG Editors.

Maybe we should use the Xopus WYSIWYG XML editor for Roller instead of Ekit? It's pretty cool - at least the demo (might be IE/Windows only) I tried. The demo allowed me to type directly on the page and to change formatting of text simply by right-clicking. This screenshot seems to indicate a different editing mode than the one I saw. Best of all it appears to work in Mozilla and is open source. Release date? Currently we are working hard to release the final version before the OSCOM conference end of September.

Bitflux Editor also appears to be very cool - same type of concept with editing of an HTML page like you would in Dreamweaver. See the demo here. The good news? It is another open source project. The bad news? It only works in Mozilla. Nothing like shutting out 90% of Internet users.

All this good stuff found originally at Gerhard Froehlich's blog, who appears to have found it from Slashdot.

Posted in Roller at Sep 23 2002, 04:36:40 AM MDT Add a Comment

Our National Parks.

Last week, after the shindig in Vegas, my parents met me and we drove from Vegas back to Denver - through Zion National Park, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde National Park. The photo below is what we dropped our jaws to on Saturday morning. Click on it to view President Roosevelt's speech at the Grand Canyon on May 6, 1903.

Grand Canyon, as seen from the North Rim

"the one great sight every American...should see" -- President Theodore Roosevelt

Posted in General at Sep 23 2002, 01:59:38 AM MDT Add a Comment