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.

Maven Plugin for Running Integration Tests against Multiple Containers

Don Brown has created a pretty cool Maven plugin that allows you to run integration tests on multiple containers in one go. I learned about it on the Struts 2 Dev List:

I've started adding functional tests to Struts 2 by adding a few to the REST showcase application, running against Tomcat 5.x, Jetty 6.x, JBoss 4.2.x, and Resin 3.x. The magic happens through a new Maven 2 plugin I developed called maven-itblast-plugin, which enables multiple integration test runs against multiple containers in one go. For more info, see

You might notice that this plugin is hosted on GitHub. If you want to learn how to use GitHub with Maven, you might want to see Don's entry on Maven-enabled project hosting with GitHub. Thanks Don - good stuff.

Update: Don has posted more information about this plugin on his blog.

Posted in Java at Jul 31 2008, 05:39:23 PM MDT Add a Comment