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I like trying out new frameworks and writing about them. Below you can find the latest articles I wrote.

Easy integration testing with Spring Boot and REST-Assured

January 24th, 2015 | 9 min read | REST-Assured, Spring, Spring boot, Testing

In my previous article I explained how you could rapidly create a completely working, responsive CRUD application with about 150 lines of code. That’s obviously nice, but Spring Boot also makes it easy to write integration tests for your application, because it’s easy to setup a running test application with a few annotations, so then […]

2014: Year overview

December 30th, 2014 | 2 min read | none

The last few days of 2014 are passing by. On these days, people look back and make year overviews and top lists of the entire year. If I have to look back at wordpress.g00glen00b.be for the past year, I can say that a lot of things changed. Neder… ehhh English If you look at the current top […]

Rapid prototyping with Spring Boot and AngularJS

December 20th, 2014 | 14 min read | angular, AngularJS, Spring, Spring boot, Web

Recently I wrote an article about writing modern webapps with Spring Data REST and AngularJS. It’s not that hard to write, but it can be done even easier with Spring Boot as pointed out in the comments by Greg Turnquist. I already planned on trying out Spring Boot after some amazing articles about Spring Boot […]

Building modern webapps using Spring Data REST and AngularJS

November 30th, 2014 | 20 min read | angular, AngularJS, Spring, Spring Data

Recently I wrote several “exotic” applications using WebSockets. If you’re not into WebSockets, but you’re interested in using Spring and AngularJS, this article may suite you. In this example I will setup a web project using the Spring framework and an in memory embedded HSQL database. The client-side of the application will be written using […]

Writing apps with React.js: Writing components using JSX

November 22nd, 2014 | 25 min read | Gulp, JavaScript, React, Web

In my previous tutorial, I’ve set up gulp.js to build my React.js application, now it’s time to write that application. Like I said before, the app I’m going to build in this tutorial, is an application where you can add/remove songs and rate those. We have several components to implement, so let’s start.

Writing apps with React.js: Build using gulp.js and Browserify

November 22nd, 2014 | 12 min read | Gulp, JavaScript, React, Web

Previous week I went to Devoxx and Pratik Patel gave a great talk about React.js. This was enough for me to start playing with the library. React.js is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces by writing components. It’s a view-oriented library which allows you to write isomorphic components which can be used both in […]

How to drink gulp.js

October 25th, 2014 | 12 min read | angular, AngularJS, Gulp, JavaScript, Web

A while back I wrote an article about how to use Grunt to build your application. However, recently there’s a new player on the market called Gulp. I’m not going to compare the two and tell you which one is better, but I’m going to use the same application and try to achieve the same […]

Angular-powered forms

September 1st, 2014 | 16 min read | angular, AngularJS, Forms

In the previous tutorials about AngularJS I already used some forms, but I never went into detail about them or about form validation. In this tutorial that will probably change, as I will explain you how you could use AngularJS validation and write your own custom validators.