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Web forms with Java: AngularJS and other approaches

Web forms with Java: AngularJS and other approaches

After learning about AngularJS a couple of months ago, I started using it on new Java web projects, and that has been a great pleasure. If you haven’t worked with AngularJS yet, you may be wondering what the hype is all about and whether or not it’s a thing worthwhile of investing your time in. […]

Twitter Bootstrap, why you should *not* use it

We all know Twitter Bootstrap, a great tool for quickly building “sleek and intuitive” web applications. But why are people actually choosing to use Twitter Bootstrap and why? And more importantly, why I think you should *not* use it (in most cases)! Disclaimer: I am a frontend developer and wrote this blog entry from my […]

From the trenches: Rendering Twitter Bootstrap form inputs for Spring-MVC with FreeMarker macros

From the trenches: Rendering Twitter Bootstrap form inputs for Spring-MVC with FreeMarker macros

This is the first entry in a new series of what we hope will become a regular appearance on our Trifork blog: “from the trenches”, with blogs that explain in a no-nonsense just-the-tech fashion how we applied certain tools, technologies, libraries and frameworks in our own projects to solve real-world challenges that we faced while […]

AngularJS: Lessons learned

AngularJS: Lessons learned

At Devoxx 2012 I attended the AngularJS presentation by Igor Minar and Misko Hevery. I was very enthusiastic about the capabilities of this front-end framework. Therefore I started experimenting with it. I created a sample for the Axon Framework, read more about it here. After my experiments I felt confident enough to start using it […]

Introducing a Query tool as an Elasticsearch plugin (part 1)

Introducing a Query tool as an Elasticsearch plugin (part 1)

In the past few weeks I have been working with Elasticsearch. I was missing a plugin to look at the data, create queries and evaluate different facets. That was when I decided to start working on a plugin that enables you to do just this. I have been working on AngularJS together with Twitter Bootstrap, […]

Basic Axon Framework sample using vert.x and angular.js

Basic Axon Framework sample using vert.x and angular.js

Some people on the Axon Framework mailing list were asking for more basic samples, preferably using something like vert.x. Since I am familiar with Axon as well as vert.x I thought I could help out. Therefore I have created a very basic application based on vert.x using the Axon Framework. The application is all about […]