Setting up a Demo Web Application using Spring Boot, Thymeleaf and Semantic UI

Sometimes you just want to build a proof of concept or a demo of some kind without all the complications of many Javascript libraries, assembling build tools using Grunt or Gulp as well as database access, and the list goes on.  However, there…

Post Processing Information

Some good reads on how important Post Processing is for your photos: Post Processing Part 1 Post Processing Part 2

Creative Photography Studio Ideas

This is just a list I will be compiling for some great studio photography tricks. Here is a great idea on how to add that lovely bokeh look to your product images: http://petapixel.com/2016/01/20/create-beautiful-bokeh-aluminum-foil/ Having a hard time getting motivated with Photos: http://petapixel.com/2009/07/31/13-tips-for-staying-motivated-in-photography/

Building Fabric.js on your Linux Machine

I had a hard time getting a build working on my Linux Mint OS so I thought I would document some steps that may assist you when trying to build your own code base for Fabric.js # update node, use the more current…

Showing your Library folder on a Mac

Here is an interesting tip I found online when I am trying to find files in my user Library folder. By default, Mac OS X 10.7 hides the user’s Library folder. There are a few ways to get around this: While in the…

Spring Boot – IntelliJ IDEA Not Reloading Static Content

Seems the latest version as of November 20, 2015 of IntelliJ IDEA does not come equipped to reload Spring Boot static content on the fly such as HTML and Javascript files.  After much digging around and some help from a buddy of mine,…

Spring Boot, Rest Template and Integration Testing using postForEntity

So before I get too deep into this topic, I have found with the myriad of available Spring components and modules, there is always a few ways to do things.  It all comes down to what you learn and what works for you.…

Dealing with AngularJS and Form Checkboxes

Went a bit nuts today trying to research how Angular could deal with checkboxes from an HTML form.  Everywhere I was reading, it seems that Angular only allows one ng-model per checkbox, but my list was dynamic, meaning the ng-model expression would be…

Handling Custom Events in AngularJS

I downloaded this pretty cool simple UI widget that allows me to select a color from a nice color palette.  In my continuing effort to learn Angular, I decided to open the code on GitHub and see how the events were being handled.…

Closures and Angular JS

Something I learned along my Angular journey, and Javascript in general, was the concept of closures.  I really didn’t quite get it, to be honest.  I would leave it, move on and everything worked, so when I had no need to “really use…

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