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.

AppFuse at the Denver JBoss User Group

Last night, I presented "Seven Simple Reasons to use AppFuse" at the Denver JBoss User Group. I was definitely surprised to present this talk to a packed room of developers. One person joked afterwards that there might've been a lot of Microsoft folks there, all fearing that Vista was going to doom their future. It was at a Microsoft building, so I guess it's possible. This presentation is similar to my developerWorks article with the same title.

Download Seven Simple Reasons to use AppFuse (PDF, 6.3 MB)

If you're interested in learning more about Lightweight Java technologies, Virtuas is hosting a free seminar later this month. After the seminar, we'll be sponsoring a happy hour at the Rock Bottom Brewery.

Posted in Java at Nov 17 2006, 03:32:46 PM MST 1 Comment

Boys Weekend

Julie and Abbie left on a jet plane this morning to spend the weekend in South Carolina. Abbie's best friend, Annabelle, moved there in May of this year. Julie thought it'd be fun to get them together again, as well as attend a Doodlebops concert. So the girls are off, and it's me and the boy for the weekend. We plan on having a great time.

First off, the new Light Rail opens today and Jack loves trains. So we're going to hit the grand opening in about an hour, and then he's going to join me in "going to work". I don't know how long he'll last in the office, but I'm sure he'll have fun regardless. Tomorrow, there's a DU hockey game, as well as free passes on the Light Rail all day. Should be a fun weekend, especially with all of the good football on tap. Now it's time to head out for some pancakes and eggs, I'm not much of a cook when Mommy's out of town. ;-)

Posted in General at Nov 17 2006, 09:20:47 AM MST 3 Comments