About the Author
Matt McCandless

Matt McCandless

Matt McCandless is a developer based in Wichita, KS. He is married to his wife Melissa of 15 years and has 4 kids. Currently developing in BackboneJS, Matt has experience in Java, JavaScript, PL/SQL, Perl and other various languages. He spends a lot of his spare time with the kids and spending time outside, occasionally running a 5k here and there to keep himself in shape.

Spring Boot – The Right Boot For You!

Matt McCandless Java, Spring, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Need a little spring in your step? Tired of all those heavy web servers and deploying WAR files? Well you’re in luck.

Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of building production-ready Spring applications. Spring Boot favors convention over configuration and is designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

The aim of this blog is just to get you familiar with how to get Spring Boot going on your machine. It is going to be fairly straightforward and vanilla. The goal is to get you started…



Getting Started With JHipster, Part 3

Matt McCandless AngularJS, Java, JavaScript, Spring, Tutorial 1 Comment

Welcome back to this JHipster tutorial series! In part one we covered creating a monolithic application. In part two, we walked through creating a microservice application (which was a bit more complicated).

For those of you out there working to get things going with JHipster, there are some setup things and “gotchas” that I’d like to highlight. So this little blog is more of a helper for those of you who have decided to try JHipster out and play around with it. That’s what we’ll be discussing in this blog post with the hope that I can help you minimize the getting-up-to-speed curve…



Getting Started With JHipster, Part 2

Matt McCandless AngularJS, Java, JavaScript, Microservices, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

In part two of this series, we create a microservice architecture using JHipster’s available options for doing so. There is quite a bit more work to do with this approach as compared with the monolithic approach. But, in the end, it pays off. You will see the benefits and flexibility in decoupling our different layers of our architecture. Each layer will not be dependent upon another to run. Let’s get started…



Getting Started With JHipster, Part 1

Matt McCandless AngularJS, Java, JavaScript, Spring, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

So, you want to stay on the leading edge of technology, but feel overwhelmed by all the moving parts. You’re in luck! jHipster aims to make setting-up an app fairly painless.

In this jHipster series we are going to take you through, first, creating a monolithic application. Secondly, we will make an app in the microservices style. Last, we’ll give you some tips and tricks for jHipster best practices. Let’s first begin with Part One…



Web Development Business

Starting your own web development business

Matt McCandless Consulting, Opinion, Programming, Technology Snapshot 2 Comments

So you think you have finally arrived! You have “mastered” a handful of technologies that allow you to create a website solution from a full stack standpoint. You have experience setting up a database, experience in some language or a couple options, and you know your way around CSS well enough to make a shiny looking product. So then the …



Introduction to the Backbone Query API

Matt McCandless BackboneJS, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

As a relatively “new” user of Backbone.js, I looked at different JSON querying tools that existed. At the time I was still struggling with using JSON as the data source and wrapping my head around the process for querying the data set that was contained in a large string. Coming from a Java and strong PL/SQL background in Oracle, I …