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.

Happy 8th Birthday to this blog!

Eight years ago today, this blog was born in the wee hours of the morning. I was inspired to start it after reading Dave Johnson's article on Roller. I have to say, it's been a great ride and I remember the early days like they were yesterday. Many of the Java bloggers wrote daily and shared short tips, tricks and snippets on their blogs; much in the same way we do on Twitter today.

A lot has happened in my life since this blog was started: Abbie was born, Jack was born, I started AppFuse, wrote Spring Live, had some really cool gigs and gained a whole new perspective on my life.

For those long time readers, you might've noticed the vacation posts have picked up recently and the technology posts have subsided somewhat. The good news is this indicates I'm having a lot of fun; the bad news is I'm not learning as much as I'd like. Hopefully that'll change soon and I'll be writing about developing apps for the online video space in the near future. There's a good chance the posts about my life and how much fun I'm having will continue, especially as Abbie and Jack continue to grow into world-class skiers.

As usual, I have many ambitions for this fall, including helping Apache Roller, finishing AppFuse 2.1 and learning how to play the guitar. Along the way, I'll be helping build/release some kick-ass software for a major cable provider, building a sauna in my basement and enjoying the hell out of Devoxx 2010. You can sure I'll be blogging about these along the way, as well as many years into the future.

Thanks for reading all these years, it's been a fantastic experience. :)

Posted in Roller at Aug 01 2010, 03:48:38 PM MDT 10 Comments

Keep writing! Great articles. --Gautam

Posted by Gautam on August 01, 2010 at 04:12 PM MDT #

WoW! Matt! You have always been so smart and inventive it does not surprise me at all that you are in to computers! Good for you! Tracy

Posted by Tracy Kearney Seymour on August 01, 2010 at 05:24 PM MDT #

It has always been a pleasure to read your blog. Thank you for sharing your experiences and stories. I'm sold for the next eight years.

Posted by Hussein Baghdadi on August 01, 2010 at 06:48 PM MDT #

WOW! Congrats Matt. Been following you all these years with Spring and Roller. Best wishes for your anniversary! Keep it up...

Posted by Matthias Steiner on August 02, 2010 at 01:06 AM MDT #

Congratulations on your great blog and greetings from Germany (I'm one of the long time readers)...

Posted by Lars Fischer on August 02, 2010 at 01:40 AM MDT #

Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. AppFuse rocks!

Posted by Frank on August 02, 2010 at 06:24 AM MDT #

Wow, time flies. Congrats Matt!

Posted by Daniel on August 02, 2010 at 08:05 PM MDT #

Congrats Matt! Thank you for sharing your life in this great blog. I enjoy reading it. Greetings from Argentina.

Posted by Gabriel Bulfon on August 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM MDT #

Hi Matt, it's great news for everybody in Europe that you'll be attending Devoxx, looking forward to see your talk(s).

Posted by Willem on August 16, 2010 at 11:57 PM MDT #

Hi Matt,
Just noticed you're coming to Antwerp (devoxx2010). Since your probably have no idea what's interesting about Antwerp you could take a look at (site of a friend). Just an advice, take a hotel in the center of Antwerp if you want to do some visits. And ...inform you're self about Belgium beers (use google or so)!!!

Posted by Koen on September 01, 2010 at 03:42 PM MDT #

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