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Conditionally load polyfills

Published: February 14, 2018  •  javascript

Two examples how you can conditionally load polyfills in a JavaScript application

Working with MongoDB TTL Indexes from Java

Published: February 05, 2018  •  database, mongodb, java

A brief introduction to Time to live indexes in MongoDB and how to access them from Java

Working with MongoDB Capped Collections from Java

Published: February 04, 2018  •  Updated: February 05, 2018  •  mongodb, java, database

A brief overview of capped collections in MongoDB and how to access them from Java

Self host Polyfill.io

Published: January 15, 2018  •  javascript

A short tutorial on how to install Polyfill.io on Ubuntu And an example how you can use Polyfill.io together with Babel

Integrate Parcel into a Maven project

Published: January 13, 2018  •  Updated: January 25, 2018  •  java, javascript

An example project that integrates a front end JavaScript application with the Parcel bundler and a Spring Boot application built with Maven into one project and ultimately create one executable JAR.

Using Dexie.js in a TypeScript application

Published: January 12, 2018  •  database, javascript

In this blog post I present a way to use Dexie in a TypeScript application

IndexedDB programming with Dexie.js

Published: January 12, 2018  •  database, javascript

In this blog post I give you an overview about Dexie, a minimalistic wrapper library for IndexedDB. Write simpler and more concise IndexedDB code with Dexie.

A closer look at the Cache API

Published: January 09, 2018  •  pwa, javascript

Explore the provided methods of the Cache API that is primarily used in Service Workers to cache assets, but can be used anywhere as a general purpose cache.

Sending Web push messages from Spring Boot to Browsers

Published: January 09, 2018  •  java, javascript, pwa, spring

In this blog post I show you how you can send push messages from a Spring Boot application over Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) to connected clients with the Web Push API. The Push API is part of the Service Worker specification and does not depend on any native plugins.

A closer look at date-fns

Published: January 08, 2018  •  Updated: January 09, 2018  •  javascript

A close look at the date-fns date/time library. Compare it with Moment.js and look at a few examples

Bundling web applications with Parcel

Published: January 07, 2018  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  javascript

A close look at Parcel and present various examples how to bundle web applications with technologies like Babel, TypeScript and Sass.

Custom SVG icons with Ionic

Published: January 06, 2018  •  ionic

How to use arbitrary SVG icons in an Ionic app

Forward-/Backward navigation with Ionic

Published: January 06, 2018  •  ionic

This blog post shows the lifecycle methods of Ionic and when they are called. The second part describes a way how to distinguish between the forward and backward navigation (list and detail page).

Adding speech recognition to an Ionic App

Published: December 18, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  ionic

In this blog post I present three different way how to integrate a speech recognition functionality into an Ionic app. With a Cordova plugin, the Web Speech API and with RecordRTC and the Google Cloud Speech API.

Workbox in Ionic and Lazy Loading Modules

Published: December 17, 2017  •  Updated: December 18, 2017  •  ionic, pwa

How to integrate the service worker library Workbox into an Ionic app with lazy loaded modules

Developing a self hosted location tracker

Published: November 07, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  ionic, java, spring

In this blog post we create together a self hosted location tracker that consists of three parts. An Ionic/Cordova application that continuously sends the current location to a Spring Boot application from where the locations are broadcasted to a website and visualized with Google Maps.

Ionic with Workbox Service Worker

Published: November 05, 2017  •  Updated: November 25, 2017  •  pwa, ionic

Creating Service Workers with Workbox for Ionic applications

Dynamically loading position data with Ionic and Spring Boot

Published: November 05, 2017  •  Updated: January 31, 2018  •  ionic, java, spring

In this blog post we create an Ionic app that dynamically requests location data points from a Spring Boot server and displays them on a OpenStreetMap map. The data points are stored in a MongoDB database and we take advantage of the geospatial query support to read the data points only for a certain area.

JCE policy changes in Java SE 8u151, 8u152 and 8u162

Published: October 21, 2017  •  Updated: January 17, 2018  •  java

The latest Java update changed the way how you enable unlimited cryptography in your Java application.

Upload files from Ionic to Spring Boot with Flow.js

Published: September 26, 2017  •  java, ionic, javascript, spring

A closer look at the Flow.js JavaScript library that helps uploading files from a browser to the server. Flow.js is a JavaScript library providing multiple simultaneous, stable, fault-tolerant and resumable/restartable file uploads via the HTML5 File API.

A closer look at the Web Cryptography API

Published: September 25, 2017  •  Updated: November 16, 2017  •  javascript

Creating a trivial password manager with the Web Cryptography API and the Ionic framework.

Spring Boot and Ionic application development with OpenAPI

Published: September 21, 2017  •  Updated: February 17, 2018  •  spring, java, javascript, ionic

In this blog we create REST services in Spring Boot and consume them in an Ionic app. We use the OpenAPI specification for generating an API documentation and the client TypeScript code.

Pluggable file systems in Java

Published: September 17, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  java

How to use pluggable file systems in Java and a look at implementations outside the standard library

Do it yourself Multi Value Map with Java 8

Published: September 16, 2017  •  Updated: October 25, 2017  •  java

How to create a simple MultiValue Map with Java 8

Offline capable Ionic Web App with IndexedDB

Published: September 15, 2017  •  Updated: November 16, 2017  •  database, javascript, ionic

Example of an Ionic web application that stores data in an IndexedDB and works offline.

A closer look at IndexedDB

Published: September 12, 2017  •  Updated: October 30, 2017  •  database, javascript

IndexedDB, the database in the browser. How does it work and what can you do with it.

Server-Sent Events with Spring

Published: March 05, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  java, spring

What are Server-Sent Events and how can you send them from a Spring Boot application

Lovefield, a SQL database engine for the web

Published: February 27, 2017  •  Updated: November 16, 2017  •  database, google, ionic

A short introduction to Lovefield, a JavaScript SQL database engine. And how to build an Ionic app that uses Lovefield as database access layer.

Send messages from Spring Boot to Ionic 3 over FCM

Published: February 26, 2017  •  Updated: December 18, 2017  •  ionic, spring, google

This post describes how a Spring Boot can send messages over FCM to an Ionic 3 app

Integrate ECharts into an Ionic app

Published: February 22, 2017  •  Updated: December 05, 2017  •  ionic

In this post we look at a way to display charts from the ECharts library in an Ionic 3 app

Secure Todo app with Ionic 3

Published: February 18, 2017  •  Updated: September 26, 2017  •  ionic, cryptography

In this post we create a Todo application with Ionic 3 that stores the data encrypted in the client storage. asmcrypto.js will be used as the cryptographic library and we have a look at the Web Crypto API

Uploading files from Ionic 3 / Cordova to Minio / S3

Published: February 16, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  ionic, cordova, minio, spring, s3

How to upload files from an Ionic 3 / Cordova app directly to a Minio server or Amazon S3 with pre-signed URLs.

Upload files from Java to a Minio server

Published: February 15, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  java, minio, s3

In this article we have a closer look at Minio, a self hosted S3 compatible server, and how to connect a Java application to it.

Uploading pictures from Ionic 3 to Spring Boot

Published: February 12, 2017  •  Updated: November 16, 2017  •  ionic, cordova, spring

In this article we create an Ionic 3 application where the user can select a picture from the cordova camera plugin and the app uploads it to a Spring Boot server application.

JWT Authentication with Ionic 3 and Spring Boot

Published: February 05, 2017  •  ionic, spring

How to implement a JWT authentication between an Ionic 3 app and a Spring Boot back end.

Form validation with Angular and Spring Boot

Published: January 26, 2017  •  Updated: November 16, 2017  •  angular, ionic, spring

Example of form validation in an Ionic application. How to create custom synchronous and asynchronous validators and how to validate data on the server with the Java Bean Validation framework.

Produce RSS and Atom feeds with Springframework

Published: January 24, 2017  •  Updated: February 16, 2018  •  spring

How to create RSS and Atom feeds with the Spring Framework and the ROME library

A look at Angular's ngFor directive

Published: January 22, 2017  •  Updated: December 05, 2017  •  angular

Storing data with localStorage and Lockr

Published: January 20, 2017  •  Updated: June 19, 2017  •  database, javascript

Hot deploy updates with the cordova-hot-code-push plugin

Published: January 18, 2017  •  Updated: May 18, 2017  •  ionic

Hot deploy updates to Ionic 3 apps with CodePush

Published: January 16, 2017  •  Updated: November 16, 2017  •  ionic

Consume Protocol Buffer messages with Ionic 3

Published: January 14, 2017  •  Updated: December 23, 2017  •  ionic, spring

Hot deploy updates to Ionic 3 apps with Ionic Deploy

Published: January 13, 2017  •  Updated: January 17, 2018  •  ionic

Protocol Buffers with Spring Integration

Published: January 08, 2017  •  Updated: December 23, 2017  •  java, spring

Upgrade Font Awesome in a Ext JS 6 application

Published: January 04, 2017  •  extjs

JavaScript Date and moment.js

Published: January 04, 2017  •  Updated: October 25, 2017  •  javascript