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.

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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.

Struts-JSF Demo

I've setup another demo - this time it's the struts-example app ported to use JSF and Struts. Nothing ground breaking here that I can tell, and after looking at the code, I don't know what to think of JSF. It seems to make it much harder to code a JSP page.

<%@ taglib prefix="c" uri="" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="f" uri="" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="h" uri="" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="" %>

<s:html locale="true">
    <s:message key="registration.title.edit"/>
  <s:stylesheet path="/stylesheet.css"/>
<body bgcolor="white">


<s:form action="/saveRegistration" focus="username"
         onsubmit="return validateRegistrationForm(this);">

  <h:input_hidden id="action" modelReference="registrationForm.action"/>


Ugh, a whole new set of Tag Libraries to learn? Seems like JSF is a lot of bloat, while JSP 2.0 has been made things simpler. One interesting thing is the use of the single-letter (i.e. "h", "s") for the tag libraries. I suggested this a while ago on the struts-dev list, and it looks like it's been implemented. Bravo! I doubt I'm the reason for it, but it's always nice to see your ideas implemented.

I apologize that this site was down most of the day today. It seems that the monitoring/restarting scripts were not running and this should/will be fixed shortly. I need a gig where I can restart this site when it goes down. Anyone know of a way to telnet/ssh via an HTTP Proxy?

Posted in Java at Mar 07 2003, 03:38:29 PM MST 1 Comment

Debugging JUnit tests in Eclipse - how?

Does anyone know how to run JUnit tests using Ant and debug them in Eclipse? I have the JUnit/Ant part figured out, it's the debugging I'm having issues with. I'm able to run debug (using breakpoints) in Eclipse while running Tomcat, but not while running a simple JUnit test from Ant. Man that would be cool. If I could run Ant (from w/in Eclipse or on the command line) and set breakpoints in Eclipse - I could sure speed up my development time.

Posted in Java at Mar 07 2003, 09:15:09 AM MST 3 Comments

Russell: Here's your hookup

The Butt Ugly Weblog (Scaring little kids since 2003) has offered Russ some love. Since I like Russ, here's your hookup baby!

Russell Beattie wants to be #1 Russell.

Since he's a good guy and posts and discovers an insane amount of interesting stuff, I've gotta help him :-). Google, here you go!

To Janne Jalkanen: I dig the name of your blog, I LOL'ed when I first read the title. Also, you're Finnish, so that means you've got to be cool. My Grandparents (last name: Hill) were Finnish and I'm about 35%; the rest being German, Dutch and Irish.

Posted in General at Mar 07 2003, 09:06:15 AM MST Add a Comment