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


Working with the MEAN stack

May 17th, 2014 | 3 min read | angular, AngularJS, Express, JavaScript, MongoDB, Node.js, Web

JavaScript is more important than ever. In today’s applications, JavaScript is used to create certain effect, make websites more interactive and improve the user experience. But you can achieve much more using JavaScript. There are MVC frameworks like AngularJS that help you structure the entire front-end part of your application and even more. With the […]

Working with the MEAN stack: MVC

May 17th, 2014 | 13 min read | angular, AngularJS, Express, JavaScript, MongoDB, Node.js

In the previous tutorial I finished the configuration of the application so that in this tutorial we can concentrate ourself on the Model-View-Controller part of the application. The application consists of two parts, the server- and the client-side part of the application. Both of them use the Model-View-Controller pattern though. First of all, let’s start by […]

Introduction to AngularJS

April 4th, 2014 | 2 min read | angular, AngularJS, Web

Are you new to AngularJS? Good! Just because you’re reading this means you’re willing to jump onto the JavaScript train towards the future of web development. Over the past years, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript became a valuable alternative to desktop applications. This entire new trend also caused an entire wave of new JavaScript ideas, libraries […]

Introduction to AngularJS: A rating directive

April 4th, 2014 | 14 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript

In this final part of the introduction to AngularJS series I’m going to write a directive. When you start writing apps using AngularJS, you will eventually have to re-use certain UI components over and over again. The best way to componentize these small pieces of user interface + behavior, we use directives. Directives are very […]

An introduction to AngularJS: Filters and factories

April 3rd, 2014 | 13 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript

In this second part of the tutorials series about introducing AngularJS I’m going to talk about filters and factories. In the first part we made our first AngularJS application and wrote a small controller. What we learned in that tutorial is that AngularJS biggest trump is that it has two way data binding, which means that […]

An introduction to AngularJS: Writing your first controller

April 2nd, 2014 | 12 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript

In this introduction tutorial series to AngularJS I’m going to build a small webapp introducing several aspects of AngularJS like controllers, filters, services and directives. I’m going to explain all of that by creating an artist/song-rating app, which (in the end) will look like: Awesome, don’t you think?

Writing real time applications using Spring, AngularJS and WebSockets

March 9th, 2014 | 2 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript, Spring, Spring MVC, Web, WebSockets

HTML5 made browsers a powerful alternative to desktop applications. However, network traffic (when using AJAX or by simply loading pages) is always in one direction. The client requests a page from the server, which in turn responds with the proper content. With HTML5 WebSockets that’s a different story, websockets allow you to setup a full duplex […]

Writing real time applications using Spring and AngularJS (Part 3: AngularJS)

March 9th, 2014 | 14 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript, Spring, Spring MVC, Web, WebSockets

In the previous two tutorials I made the entire back-end for the real time application. You probably have noticed that the configuration part actually took longer than actually writing the application itself, this is because there’s a lot of magic behind the screens (think about the data access layer we didn’t have to write). This […]