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.

The CommuniCam is in my possession!

Ericsson CommuniCam MCA-25 I received the CommuniCam today and it's not as bad as I expected. The pictures have horrible resolution when viewing them on the phone, but don't appear half bad on a computer screen. Granted, they definitely look like they're taken with a cheap digital camera, but that is what it is. I'm looking forward to using it tomorrow night, but I probably won't be able to post the pictures in real time. It's at Qwest in downtown Denver, and cell coverage sucks there. I know because Julie used to work in that building.

Now I just have to figure out how to upgrade my phone's firmware so I can get the zoom capability. I read it's possible on AT&T's forums last week, but can't seem to find the link.

Posted in The Web at Mar 11 2003, 08:41:56 PM MST 2 Comments

Struts from Scratch

More goodness from the struts-user list this afternoon. In reality, I don't know why I'm posting these as I'm not planning on reading them - maybe in hopes that some of you will find it interesting. Could be that I worked until 3:30 last night and got up again at 7. Red Bull at lunch and I feel like I got a full night's sleep!

Struts from Scratch covers a Struts install from ground zero.

It provides detailed install and configuration steps for a beginning Struts application. It comes with a basic sample application and basic Ant build script (available for download from

Posted in Java at Mar 11 2003, 12:42:39 PM MST 1 Comment

[ANNOUNCE] Struttin' With Struts beta

Struttin' With Struts Rick Reumann has put together a nice website with tutorials for learning Struts. From the struts-user mailing list:

I created a web site that walks new Struts users step by step through the development of three VERY simple web applications in three lessons. Each lesson adds a few more features so that they build upon each other yet each stands alone such that if you follow the steps in any lesson you'll have built a very basic application regardless of which lesson you start with.

I created these because there seemed to be lacking some more recent "walk through" Struts tutorials geared toward the very new Struts developer. I think real newbies will find them especially useful, but then again I could be way wrong:)

I'm considering the site a "beta" because I'm sure there will be some mistakes. If anyone sees something I'm doing in a lesson that is way off (or a very bad practice) please let me know. Some of the stuff I know could be done in a more "best practice" way, but for the sake of trying to also keep the lessons small and simple some ideas weren't included (ie- I didn't use a constants interface for my forward definitions).

If anyone wants to contribute, reword, or add anything please let me know. The site is there to help others. I got really lazy in a lot of places and didn't say much about certain things that I would have liked to. Hopefully over time the site will improve.

Struttin' with Struts:

-- Rick

Thanks Rick - looks very cool! I like the design too - nice work!

Posted in Java at Mar 11 2003, 08:50:58 AM MST Add a Comment