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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Added a Tag Cloud

I added a tag cloud to this site tonight. Thanks to Rich Sharple's Hacking Roller : Tag Clouds, it was pretty easy. It's currently located in the bottom-right corner. Here's a glance at this site's most popular tags:

acegi appfuse denver grails gwt hibernate ibatis java jsf maven maven2 myfaces rails roller skiing spring springmvc stripes struts struts2 tapestry tomcat travel webframeworks wicket


Posted in Roller at Feb 12 2008, 10:04:07 PM MST 4 Comments

Aren't you going to make them change size depending on popularity?

Posted by Antony Stubbs on February 13, 2008 at 12:19 AM MST #

It does change size in Safari and Firefox on OS X - maybe you need to use Shift+F5 to get the updated stylesheet? Here's a screenshot.

Posted by Matt Raible on February 13, 2008 at 01:09 AM MST #

Matt, you seem to have better consistency between IE / FF than my version - did you change the CSS ? If so could you post the changes ? Thanks in advance, Rich

Posted by Rich Sharples on February 13, 2008 at 08:13 AM MST #

Rich - you can find the CSS at the bottom of my layout.css. I've pasted it below for your convenience:

.tagcloud {
    padding-left: 10px;

.s10 {
    font-size: 18px;

.s9 {
    font-size: 17px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=90); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=90);
    opacity: .9;

.s8 {
    font-size: 16px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=85); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=85);
    opacity: .85;

.s7 {
    font-size: 15px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=80); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=80);
    opacity: .80;

.s6 {
    font-size: 14px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=75); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=75);
    opacity: .75;

.s5 {
    font-size: 13px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=70); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=70);
    opacity: .70;

.s4 {
    font-size: 12px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=60); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=60);
    opacity: .6;

.s3 {
    font-size: 11px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=55); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=55);
    opacity: .55;

.s2 {
    font-size: 10px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=50); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=50);
    opacity: .50;

.s1 {
    font-size: 9px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=40); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=40);
    opacity: .4;

.s0 {
    font-size: 8px;
    filter: alpha(opacity=30); 
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=30);
    opacity: .30;

Posted by Matt Raible on February 13, 2008 at 09:21 AM MST #

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