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


Setting up AngularJS applications with Yeoman

September 28th, 2015 | 10 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript, mashape, yeoman

Where are the good ol’ days when everyone used 1 JavaScript library at most (usually jQuery). With modern applications you need a modern approach, setting up such a project can be hard sometimes, but why re-invent the wheel if there are probably thousands of people who need the same thing? Yeoman helps you to setup your […]

Executing Jasmine tests with Maven

February 7th, 2015 | 6 min read | angular, AngularJS, Jasmine, JavaScript, Maven, Testing

A while ago I wrote my very first Spring Boot application and I showed you how fast it could be using Spring Boot and AngularJS. I also thought about testing all sides of the application, so I started with writing some integration tests for my REST API, then I wrote some unit tests using Mockito […]

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 […]

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.

Adding some D3 magic to AngularJS

August 27th, 2014 | 13 min read | angular, AngularJS, D3, JavaScript

In my previous tutorials I covered the basics of creating a basic AngularJS application containing services, controllers, filters and directives. It explained most of the basic parts, but in a real application you usually combine many frameworks together to form a solid webapplication. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how you could combine […]

Making your AngularJS application grunt

June 22nd, 2014 | 18 min read | angular, AngularJS, Grunt, JavaScript, Karma, Testing

A while back I wrote a small application to show you the main components of AngularJS, demonstrating controllers, services, filters and (custom) directives. In this tutorial I’m going to modify that application a bit and integrate GruntJS into it. For those who are wondering what Grunt is, well, it’s the task runner written in JavaScript, […]

Jasminify your Angular app

June 21st, 2014 | 14 min read | angular, AngularJS, Jasmine, JavaScript, Testing

Two months ago I wrote a small tutorial series about writing a small application using AngularJS. In that series I talked about the most common parts of AngularJS like controllers, services, filters and directives. However, AngularJS is more than just that, AngularJS also comes with an entire mocking framework, which makes the life of the […]