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.

Added Google search to this theme

The idea hit me like a cold beer pouring down my throat on a hot summer day. Crisp, clean and exciting. I've been wanting to add a search form to this theme, but I didn't want to add another tab, and putting it anywhere in the header would conflict with the background image. And then I spotted the perfect spot. Right under the categories, in the banner of the first entry on this page. With a little love from the DOM, you can now search this site using this theme and Google. Here's the relevant code that I added to the bottom of this theme.

<div id="search" style="display:none; margin-top: -17px; text-align: right">
    <form id="searchForm" method="get" action=""
        onsubmit="return search()" style="margin: 0; padding: 0">  
        <input type="text" id="q" name="q" size="20" maxlength="255"
            value="search this site" onclick="this.value=''" /> 
<script type="text/javascript">
    // get the first entry shown in the page and append the
    // hidden 'search' div from above
    function search() {
        form = document.getElementById("searchForm");
        if (form.q.value == "search this site" || form.q.value == "") {
            alert("Please enter a search term to continue.");
            return false;
        } else {
            form.q.value = form.q.value + "";

Boy oh boy does the DOM make it easy to do web sites! Seems to work in all the browsers I use regularly (IE/Moz on Win, Camino/Safari on Mac). It doesn't work in Opera 6, but does in Opera 7. Now back to that cold beer - I'm gettin' thirsty...

Posted in Roller at Jun 27 2003, 04:57:58 PM MDT 8 Comments

A Remote Desktop using XUL

From the xul-announce mailing list:

Randall Knutson has released the first prototype for a remote desktop using XUL. Point your Mozilla XUL browser (e.g. Firebird) @ to call up a fresh desktop with a startup menu and play XulMine, Mozteroids, Pagman, Snake, Xultris, MozInvaders and more.

What is Robin? Here's the "official" blurb from the sourceforge project site:

Remote Operating System Build in Netscape (Robin) is a window manager using DHTML, Javascript, XUL and some crazy hacks.

Full story @

This is pretty fricken cool...

Posted in The Web at Jun 27 2003, 02:09:54 PM MDT Add a Comment

RE: J2SE 1.4.2 Released!

Thanks to Karl for tipping me off that JDK 1.4.2 has been released. [Download, Release Notes] Of course, I never would've known, except java.blogs told me. I downloaded, installed and changed my $JAVA_HOME to point to this sucker, then ran all my unit tests (flawlessly). It looks pretty damn good to me - just like an upgrade should be. Now where's J2EE 1.4?!

It doesn't look like Apple pulled off the simultaneous release it was hoping to. BTW, I've been doing a fair amount of development on my Mac lately with Eclipse 3.0 M1 - it's getting much, much better. Steve - if you release a 2 GHz PowerBook - I'll work overtime to buy that sucker.

Posted in Java at Jun 27 2003, 10:00:20 AM MDT 1 Comment