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.

My Love-Hate Relationship with Apple

I admit that I have a love/hate relationship with Apple. I love iPhoto and how well it works with my Canon Powershot G2 (digital camera). Same goes for iTunes/iPod and iMovie/our Sony DV camera. I hate how slow my Powerbook is (667 MHz, 1 GB RAM). I hate that iTunes and iPhoto will just "quit working" sometimes and I have to backup/re-import in order to get things working again. I love the look of OS X and hate the fact that the machine has a 1-button mouse. Don't get me wrong, I love/hate things about Windows/Linux too, but I have an intense desire to really love Macs. Mine just keeps disappointing me.

Twice now, I've thought I lost all my photos and music - errors like "we've lost all your data" and "can't read file that was working 2 minutes ago" stare at me with a smirk and a middle finger. The data I have in iTunes and iPhoto is the most valuable data I have. I could lose the hard drive on my Windows box and not be that disappointed, but the Mac - whoof! Pictures of Abbie, all my CDs I've imported, we're talking 10 GB of kick ass data!!

Apple Music Store Last night, I hated OS X since iTunes flipped me off and I spent an hour+ getting it back. This morning, I fell in love again as I bought my first album (Def Leppard, Hysteria) from the Apple Music Store. Man that was easy. I've been meaning to stop by Best Buy and get a couple new CDs. Now it's possible in under 30 seconds without leaving my keyboard monkey role. Sweet!

I'm going to have to leave Mini-me at home during vacation though - I don't want to have a fight while I'm trying to enjoy Montana. Our flight leaves at 8:30 tonight, so don't expect any updates until next Tuesday. I'll be taking lots of pictures (the 512MB flash card that Abbie got me for Christmas will be a big help). Happy 4th - don't blow off any fingers.

Posted in Mac OS X at Jul 02 2003, 11:41:57 AM MDT 4 Comments


Reading Russ mentioning GoogleAds in his blog got me thinking ... i get a lot of referers from google searches so i was thinking let's see if i can get this site to be accepted. Since the rules to get accepted are not disclosed it is a bit of a gamble. [Werner Ramaekers Weblog]

Hmmm, I wonder if I could qualify? I wonder if it's possible (in Roller) to only display these ads when a user is coming from Google. I don't want to spam all my readers with GoogleAds, but if someone is coming from Google - I don't mind. Ideas appreciated.

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