Blogworthy. So I finally have a topic that actually matches the description of my blog. A web app with a back end using groovy and java. I have been working through a few tutorials to get myself up to speed on Angular 2. I first reviewed Scott Davis's getting ready for angular video tutorial on Safari Book Online. Scott does a great job presenting and I really like his energy in the video, but his focus was on staying in the strictly ECMAScript world and I was interested in learning the Angular2 Typescript approach, so I was left wanting more.
Angular and Spring. I had done the Tour of Heroes tutorial just prior to the GA release for Angular 2, but didn't complete it and I wanted to walk through it again. This time I completed it and for extra bonus points, I built a spring boot back end to support it. The results are on Github: tour of heroes and hero-service. As always Promises and now Observables were a bit of a mental challenge for me. I also tripped up on the need to set up CORS so my angular app on port 3000 could talk to rest on port 8080.