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.

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.

Using XDoclet to generate your validation.xml?

Are you using XDoclet to generate the validation.xml file for Struts' Validator Framework? If you're using Struts and you're not using the Validator - you should be IMO. It makes both client-side and server-side validation soooo simple. Using XDoclet to generate the key file (validation.xml) makes implementation a piece of cake. We have Erik to thank for this wonderful addition to XDoclet. Much appreciated sir!

I'm guessing that not many people are using this feature b/c it works kinda funky right now. It disregards the order of your properties in your ValidatorForm and generates entries in alphabetical order. This is great except the client-side (JavaScript) piece of the Validator uses the order to determine which fields to validate first. This has caused a slight headache for me on my project, so I fixed it. Checkout XDoclet's JIRA for the bug and the patch. Hopefully it'll get committed soon, but in the meantime, I'll continue using my patched Apache module that allows me to generate ActionForms from POJOs and orders my validation.xml correctly.

Posted in Java at Jan 21 2003, 10:12:23 PM MST 6 Comments

Java Development with Ant Quiz

Sun has a Ant Quiz. Test your Ant knowledge! I missed 2 - #5 and #9. Number 9 asks "XDoclet is?" You'd think I've worked with it enough by now to know what the heck it is - but apparently not. ;-)

Posted in Java at Jan 21 2003, 08:21:26 PM MST Add a Comment

Where do you locate your daemons?

On my current project, we're developing an application that has two components. One is a webapp that lives in Tomcat and the other is a standalone jar that runs as a daemon. The daemon checks an e-mail Inbox every few minutes and if there's new mail, it processes the Excel attachments and enters this information in a database. My question is: where on the filesystem should we put this daemon? We're running on Red Hat 8 - maybe /usr/local/mail-daemon or something? BTW, we were running on BSD, but it's Java wasn't up to snuff (didn't support 1.4) - so we're running Linux instead. I dig the Linux/Java combo - it just works!

Posted in Java at Jan 21 2003, 07:47:35 AM MST 3 Comments

Clustering Tomcat

If my load balancing with Tomcat and Apache article is not what you're looking for - maybe you want to setup Tomcat clustering. If so, check out the tomcat-javagroups project at SourceForge.

I saw a couple of e-mails yesterday on the tomcat-user mailing list asking about migrating a Resin-based application to Tomcat. Turns out that Resin let's you do a bunch of non-standard stuff and doesn't validate DTDs, so migrating can be a headache. So, if you're smart, you'll follow standards and chances are your webapp will work on all appservers. Kinda like XHTML - follow standards and the containers/browsers will follow.

Posted in Java at Jan 21 2003, 05:29:56 AM MST 2 Comments

Flash and J2EE and Apache 2.0.44

Erik hooks us up with some small but cool headlines on this early Tuesday morning.

javaEnhance your J2EE presentation layer. Flash Remoting introduces an alternative. netApache 2.0.44. A security and bug fix release.

While you're here (if you are actually viewing this post through a browser), check out the cool help tip on the picture of red rocks. Click and read. To see how I did this, check

Posted in Java at Jan 21 2003, 05:05:11 AM MST Add a Comment