Building modern webapps using Spring Data REST and AngularJS

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

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

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 […]

Continuous integration of JavaScript apps using Jenkins

For the past half year I’ve written several articles about JavaScript frameworks and developing pure JavaScript web applications. In this article I will demonstrate how you could use┬áJenkins, SonarQube and Bower for continuous integration of your JavaScript applications.

How to drink gulp.js

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 […]

Using WebSockets with Spring, AngularJS and SockJS

A while ago I wrote a tutorial about writing a web application using Spring, AngularJS and WebSockets. However, that tutorial only used a fraction of what WebSockets could do, so in this tutorial I will explain how you can write a small chat app using the same frameworks; Spring, AngularJS, Stomp.js and SockJS.

Angular-powered 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

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 […]

You have to love JavaScript’s type coercion

JavaScript… some people love it, other people hate it. One of the many good/bad discussions in JavaScript are about its weak and dynamic typing. Because of that, type coercion exists. Type coercion you ask? Well, type coercion is a feature in JavaScript that automatically “casts” one of the operands to another type, for example: [] […]

Get more with Less using Grunt

In my previous tutorial I explained how you could use Grunt to create a nice and easy build environment. We did stuff like checking our code quality using JSHint, concatenated and minified files, ran our unit tests, … Most of these changes didn’t require any change to our code (except the location of our freshly […]