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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.

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GenericRCP - A GUI for your Hibernate Domain Objects

Peter Schneider-Manzell is an active contributor to AppFuse's documentation and mailing list. Yesterday, he posted a message to the mailing list announcing the 0.3.0 release of GenericRCP.

We (a good friend of mine and myself) started a SpringRichclient based project, called "GenericRCP". With this tool, you can edit your DB directly via your classes and Hibernate. The GUI (Panels / Binding etc...) is generated dynamically out of a JAR, containing the classes and hbm.xml files.

For AppFusers: You only need to import your <.....>-dao.jar, and you can start to edit the values.

You can use this project as a starting point for a customized editor with CRUD functionality and add customized panels / attribute editors for different classes / attribute types, and combinations of them.

Yesterday, I tried GenericRCP with the appfuse-dao.jar from 1.9.4 (XDoclet-based), as well as the appfuse-data-common-2.0-SNAPSHOT.jar (annotations-based) and it worked with both. Nice work Peter!

GenericRCP Screenshot

Posted in Java at Oct 31 2006, 02:01:51 PM MST 2 Comments

Export your Facelets pages into PDF, PNG and SVG

Jacobus Steenkamp has an interesting article on Combine JSF Facelets and the Flying Saucer XHTML Renderer. In this article, Jacobus shows how you can use a filter and the Flying Saucer project to export a Facelets page to PDF, PNG or SVG. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. I don't know if I'll ever have a need for it, but it's nice to know that this functionality exists.

Shameless plug: Equinox 1.7 and AppFuse 1.9.4 both include Facelets for their JSF options.

Posted in Java at Oct 31 2006, 09:42:18 AM MST Add a Comment