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.

The New MacBook Pros - 40% faster!

My MacBook Pro is fast, but there's no such thing as a computer that's too fast. The fact that the new one is 40% faster than my current one makes me drool. Anyone interested in buying a 15" MacBook Pro with 2 GB of RAM? ;-)

New MacBooks

Posted in Mac OS X at Oct 26 2006, 09:05:43 AM MDT 6 Comments

They are really nice indeed. I'm extually looking for 2nd hand macbook, but I doubt you will ship yours cheap to the Netherlands. :)

Posted by Peter Berkenbosch on October 26, 2006 at 03:25 PM MDT #

Are you selling it for 40% off the price of a new one? :)

Posted by Erik Weibust on October 26, 2006 at 07:44 PM MDT #

Hi Matt, I'd be interested in your MacBook Pro? What are you asking?

Posted by Greg Jones on October 27, 2006 at 01:25 PM MDT #

I don't know what I'm asking yet - according to eBay, it looks like going for around $2K+. Make me an offer. ;-) I can dig up the full specs if you like.

Posted by Matt Raible on October 27, 2006 at 03:08 PM MDT #

I'm curious if there's anyone like me who still develops in the windows world and is hesitant to move to a MAC. Is my situation like others? At work, my choice of a laptop was a Hobson's choice because our helpdesk doesn't support MACs. At home, I needed two computers and - being on a budget - I build two high performance barebone PCs for about $900 total.

But now, i'm doing some freelancing so I have the opportunity to use some of my budget towards a MacBook because it seems that's the best way to do these days. I'm afraid of the O/S learning curve. I'm afraid of losing development time because i have to learn how to get around on the MAC. Can anyone share their experience?

Posted by JR on October 27, 2006 at 06:33 PM MDT #

Hey JR, I was in your position about 6 months ago. I've been doing Java development for about 10 years, and have always used Windows. The shop I'm in now uses Solaris for all of our deployments, and I wanted to develop on something closer to that. I picked up a MacBook Pro in May, lured by the option of running Windows on it if all else failed. I've been completely enamored with it ever since then. Whenever I do have to use the occassional Windows app, I start up Parallels, boot into Boot Camp, or just remote desktop into my Windows machine.

The awesome style and usability of the OS X interface, coupled with the underlying power of the Unix innards make it a great development tool for me. I'd have to say my productivity has increased by 25% ( using my very scientifc measurements).

Posted by Matt Hargus on October 30, 2006 at 02:37 PM MST #

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