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.

New Passport in 9 Days

A couple of month ago, I discovered my passport was missing. I looked all around my house but couldn't find it anywhere. Since I'm going to Munich in September, I had to get a new one. So last week, I went to Denver's Downtown Post Office, filled out an application, gave them an original birth certificate, got pictures taken - the whole ball of wax. It cost me around $100 and didn't take more than 30 minutes.

I was amazed when my new passport arrived yesterday in the mail. That's a mere 9-day turnaround! The last time I had to get a new passport, it cost me $350, but I also got it in 2 days. It's good to see getting new passports is an efficient process these days.

Posted in General at Aug 21 2008, 10:12:50 AM MDT 2 Comments