How to implement switchable dynamic custom themes with Angular Material

I needed to implement a function that allows users to dynamically switch between different themes in an app that I develop at the moment. As the title suggests, I use Angular Material components and Material themes.

In this article, I’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how you can choose between different themes in an Angular app dynamically.

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2019: The annual Christmas report

Just like the snow in GTA Online, the annual Christmas letter on nerdhut is back! This year was the best one so far for this website, which means that this streak goes on since 2016. Let me quickly go over some facts for this year and highlight some goals, that got achieved in 2019!

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How to program an arcball (orbiting) camera in C++ and OpenGL

I recently had to implement a drag and drop camera feature for a college course. The OpenGL program, we had to submit, had to contain a camera that can be controlled by moving the mouse around. The camera itself should always look at a fixed point in the 3D space while being rotated on two different axes like it was stuck to the inside of a sphere.

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A simple universal 800×600 VGA signal generation circuit

You may have seen this article where I discussed a 640×480 VGA signal generator that I designed and built. The signals, that circuit generated, were correct when measured with an oscilloscope. However, I concluded that I didn’t know why my display hardware had a hard time displaying an image and I found the reason for that and updated the circuit to generate the necessary signals for displaying an 800×600 image with a refresh rate of 60 Hertz.

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Native real-time and multithreaded programming on the Arduino Nano 33 BLE (Mbed OS)

A long time ago, I released a series about real-time programming on a BeagleBone Black. I then decided to use the BBB to control the CRT display of an old Macintosh Classic computer. As you can imagine, I was thrilled when the new Arduino Nano series with built-in real-time capabilities was announced and in this article, I’d like to revisit the old topic and discuss what has changed over the years.

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How to implement JWT authentication in Spring Security and Angular – Part 5

In this last part of the series, I’ll show you, how you can implement a token renewal mechanism. This is necessary, because the JWTs, issued by the backend, expire after a certain amount of time. This means, that logged in users can not authenticate themselves once the JWTs expired. To prevent this from happening, the frontend will automatically request a new token from the server shortly before the old one expires as long as the user is logged in and the browser window is not closed.

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