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.


What does Google think of you? It's pretty acurate on it's impression of me and my company.

Posted in The Web at Oct 25 2002, 01:24:30 PM MDT Add a Comment

Apple (finally) releases JDK 1.4.x

Allen Denison, Java Product Manager at Apple has just sent an email to their java-dev mailing list announcing the availability of a Java 1.4.1 Developer Preview. This preview is available to all ADC members and can be downloaded from the "Download Software" section of the ADC web site. [via MacSlash]

Happy Day! Downloading now...

Posted in Mac OS X at Oct 25 2002, 11:23:44 AM MDT Add a Comment

Apple Switch Ad

You gotta check this out whether you're a Mac user or not, it's a good laugh. Found via Zeldman.

Unrelated to any of the above, an Apple “switch” flick that thinks different is now making the rounds. A second copy is available on another server. No doubt many copies are available on many servers, though perhaps not for long. Thanks: Dori Smith and Todd Fahrner.

Posted in Mac OS X at Oct 25 2002, 06:54:37 AM MDT Add a Comment

Dreamweaver MX Certified

I passed a test today to become a Certified Dreamweaver MX Developer. I got an e-mail from Macromedia a few months ago, looked at the sample questions (PDF) and figured, what the heck. The sample questions looked so easy (basic HTML stuff) that I didn't even study. After the first 5 questions on the test, I was shittin' bricks since most questions where related to Dreamweaver and such things as the Asset Panel. I use Dreamweaver a fair amount, but only as an HTML editor, and I hardly ever use the advanced features. So when I encountered a bunch of questions about how to do such and such in Dreamweaver, I just answered with a WAG. I thought for sure I was going to fail - but I passed!

Posted in The Web at Oct 25 2002, 06:13:23 AM MDT 2 Comments

Bookmark for Web Developers

If you're a web developer and are constantly looking for good backgrounds, fonts, or icons on the web, check out They have a ton (4,300+) backgrounds that will tile seemlessly on your web page. If you know of any others, let me know.

Posted in The Web at Oct 25 2002, 01:05:55 AM MDT Add a Comment