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


More fun with AngularJS $http: a loading indicator

November 24th, 2015 | 4 min read | angular, AngularJS

In my previous tutorial we used $http to create a utility that automatically converts all ISO 8601 date strings to proper JavaScript dates. $http allows us to do a lot of things. Ever wanted to create a “Loading, please wait…” indicator when your data is loading over your REST service? With $http you can easily […]

AngularJS $http and dates

November 16th, 2015 | 7 min read | angular, AngularJS, JavaScript

When you’re writing AngularJS applications, chances are that you’re going to have to consume a REST API. If you’re as lucky as me you’ll encounter a situation where you’ll have to read dates. However, while Date objects are a part of the standard JavaScript specs, it’s not a part of the JSON spec. So… how […]

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 […]