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.

Spectacular Weekend at Whistler

This past weekend, some friends and I headed up to Whistler Blackcomb for a weekend of great skiing. We have a college buddy who's getting his PhD in Vancouver, so that's what motivated the trip. I've never skied in a place where the mountains were so huge. I've skied Jackson Hole and Mammoth, but apparently Whistler has a lot more elevation gain. This was proven when we skied the "Peak to Creek" run on the last day. We didn't do the 6.5 mile run because one guy was on a snowboard.

It snowed 8" on our first day and a few more on our last day. There was plenty of powder and lots of really steep runs. I highly recommend it - especially if you want to spend some money. It's not a cheap place to visit and it'll likely get more expensive since it's hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. The good news is I got a 50% discount on lift tickets with my Winter Park pass. Whistler Blackcomb is owned by Intrawest - the same folks that own Winter Park and Steamboat.

Double Black T-Bar

Long Lines The Longest Run

For more pictures, see Whistler 2008 on Flickr. This weekend's destination? Vail for day #19.

Posted in General at Mar 05 2008, 10:19:38 PM MST 3 Comments

A Look Inside the Guinness Brewery

Guinness Guy Kawasaki has a post about The Art of the Perfect Pint Pour. In it, he posts a number of pictures from a tour he took of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. I was in Dublin with my parents in 1998 and we missed the tour by 5 minutes. It's nice to see what the inside actually looks like.

Speaking of Guinness, do you have any special plans for St. Patrick's Day this year?

It's my sisters birthday (on March 17th), so I'm heading to her place (Chelan, Washington via Oregon) next weekend. My Dad booked train tickets from Salem, Oregon to Seattle. I love trains - especially now that I've re-activated my EVDO card. Its download speed isn't much faster than my BlackBerry Pearl (38.8 KB/sec vs. 25.4 KB/sec), but its upload speed is quite a bit faster (13.5 KB/sec vs. 2.3 KB/sec). Should be a fun trip.

Posted in General at Mar 05 2008, 09:49:30 PM MST 1 Comment

Selenium User Meetup Videos Posted

Videos of last week's Selenium User Meetup have been posted on YouTube. You can watch them below or click on the video to watch it on YouTube. Enjoy!

Lightning Talks

Q and A Session

Posted in Open Source at Mar 05 2008, 09:19:23 PM MST 1 Comment